New Orleans mayor to share hurricane recovery lessons

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David Ruth

Amy McCaig

New Orleans mayor to share hurricane recovery lessons
Museum event to be hosted by Rice University’s Kinder Institute

HOUSTON – (March 8, 2018) – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will share lessons learned from the Crescent City’s road to recovery following Hurricane Katrina at a March 14 event hosted by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater.

Hurricane KatrinaWho:              New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

What:             Kinder Institute Forum event: “Lessons Learned in New Orleans.”

When:            7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14.

Where:           Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St.

Landrieu was sworn in as the 61st mayor of New Orleans May 3, 2010, and was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second term Feb. 1, 2014. He is the first mayor in the city’s history to be elected by majorities of both white and African-American voters, a feat he accomplished twice.

Under Landrieu, New Orleans has come back from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and is one of the fastest-growing major cities in America. Since 2010, New Orleans has been ranked as the No. 1 metropolitan area for overall economic recovery by the Brookings Institute and as America’s Best City for School Reform by the Fordham Institute. New Orleans also received the World Tourism Award for outstanding accomplishments in the travel and hospitality industry. The city will celebrate its 300th anniversary this year.

The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. For more information or to reserve a seat, visit

Media interested in attending the event should contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or


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About Amy McCaig

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.