Jeff 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 and sea level rise and climate adaptation strategies, and was recently appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation.
Over the past eight years, Jeff has advised government officials across the globe on disaster recovery planning and implementation. A city planner by profession, Jeff 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 the 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 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.