S&WB Accepting Applications From New Orleans Residents For Board Of Directors

NEW ORLEANS – The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) is accepting applications from New Orleans residents interested in serving on its Board of Directors. S&WB issued a Declaration of Vacancy effective Wednesday, Aug. 16, for three existing vacancies on its Board of Directors.

         The deadline for receiving applications is the close of business on Friday, Sept. 15.

         The board is comprised of 11 members, eight of which are citizens appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council from a list of nominees submitted by the S&WB Selection Committee.

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         The selection committee is comprised of representatives from Dillard University, Loyola University, Tulane University, Xavier University, Delgado Community College, Southern University at New Orleans, University of New Orleans, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans.


Eligibility, Professional Qualifications and Experience Requirements

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         The term of office for members appointed to the board is four years. Additionally, a member shall serve no more than two consecutive terms of office.

         Each nominee shall be a registered voter in Orleans Parish and must have lived in Orleans Parish for two years prior to his or her appointment. Applicants for the Council District vacancies must reside in the City Council District for which he or she applied. The Consumer Advocacy nominees may reside anywhere in Orleans Parish.

         Each nominee shall have experience in architecture, environmental quality, finance, accounting, business administration, engineering, law, public health, urban planning, facilities management, public administration, science, construction, business management, community or consumer advocacy or other pertinent disciplines. Two of the appointed members shall be consumer advocates with community advocacy or consumer protection experience or expertise in a related field.

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         If appointed as a board member, individuals must comply with all ethical requirements mandated, including but not limited to the filing of financial statements pursuant to La. R.S. 42, et. Seq.


Application Process

         Responses should include a detailed resume or curriculum vitae for the prospective board member, and contain an affidavit of the applicant verifying that he or she possesses the eligibility requirements, professional qualifications, and experience as outlined above to serve as a member of the Board.

         Interested parties may submit an application to Interim Executive Director at S&WB central office, 625 St. Joseph St., New Orleans, LA 70165.

         If applicants have any questions or concerns, contact the interim executive director’s office at (504) 585-2190 or by email: ProspectiveBoardMemberApplications@swbno.org



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