Role Model

Jeffrey P. Hebert

Chief Resilience Officer, City of New Orleans

Annually since 1986, YLC has selected a class of outstanding New Orleanians who serve as Role Models by actively contributing to the betterment of the Greater New Orleans region. These individuals are an inspiration to YLC’s young professional members and to the community at large.

Jeffrey P. Hebert was appointed Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer of the City of New Orleans in August 2016, and continues to serve as the city’s Chief Resilience Officer.

In this role, he oversees the implementation of the nation’s first Comprehensive Resilience Strategy, development of the city’s climate action plan, sea level rise, and climate adaptation strategies. Jeff was recently appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation.

Jeff has advised government officials across the globe on disaster recovery planning and implementation. A city planner by profession, he previously served as the Executive Director of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) and the Mayor’s Director of Neighborhood Revitalization.

Jeff served two terms on the board of Young Leadership Council and has served on the boards of Second Harvest Food Bank, Bricolage Academies, and was a founding board member of RIDE New Orleans.

Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University, a master’s degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a graduate of the Achieving Excellence in Community Development program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where he was a Ford Foundation Fellow.

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