First Black Mayors of New Orleans

 Mayor Ernest Morial 1978-1986     

New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Ernest Nathan Morial, known as Dutch Morial (October 9, 1929 – December 24, 1989), was an American political figure and a leading civil rights advocate. He was the first African-American mayor of New Orleans, serving from 1978 to 1986.

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MAYOR LATOYA CANTRELLnew orleans mayor latoya cantrellMayor LaToya Cantrell 2018- Present



Quotes by our Mayor

LaToya Cantrell


“We deserve better and together we truly will be better,” 

“This victory is not about LaToya Cantrell, this campaign did not start about self. It only started with and has been rooted in the people of the city of New Orleans.”


“The Regional Planning Commission is a critical partner in planning and improving our city and our region’s transportation infrastructure. Whether it’s roads, transit, railways, the port, or the airport, the RPC leverages millions in federal funding opportunities for the entire New Orleans region,” said Mayor Cantrell. “I look forward to working with my fellow Parish leaders from across the region, as we continue to advance a transportation vision that delivers for our people and our economy.”

Cantrell has also sought to open up seats on city boards and commissions to average people rather than connected insiders. “To me that shows a level of collaboration that we haven’t seen in the past and a willingness to allow people to be their own leaders,”

'We all will win'