Young Leadership Council (YLC) is proud to call New Orleans home. A center of culture, creativity, and innovation, New Orleans packs a whole lot of personality into a diverse, dynamic, and energizing hub. And we are determined to keep it that way.
A clean, safe, and beautiful New Orleans is one where our members are excited to live, work, and raise a family. A clean, safe, and beautiful New Orleans is one where out-of-state young professionals want to move and locals want to stay.
YLC is a community of passionate young professionals working to ensure New Orleans is a place we will always be proud to call home. YLC’s Board, led by Board President Andrew Koehler, has chosen to focus the organization’s strategic efforts in 2022 around this theme.
Throughout the year, YLC is hosting speakers, events, and volunteer opportunities focused on one central theme: Clean. Safe. Beautiful.
YLC’s Leadership Luncheon series connects young professionals with the city’s leading civic and business leaders. Our April 8thLeadership Luncheon’s have featured Ghassan Korban, Executive Director of New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board. He led a discussion on the current state of the SWBNO, strategic infrastructure initiatives, and updates to the Customer Service department.
On June 24th YLC hosted a Leadership Luncheon featuring Melanie Talia, CEO of New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation. Melanie discussed NOPJF’s efforts to support the NOPD in its focus to make New Orleans a safe place to live, work, and raise a family.
One of YLC’s core community projects, YLC Assists, is leading volunteer opportunities around the Clean. Safe. Beautiful. theme as well, such as volunteering with the C.R.U.S.H. Project, (Communities Restoring Urban Swamp Habitat), to plant trees to help restore and sustain the quality of wetlands within the Pontchartrain Basin and facilitate conversations about coastal restoration with local communities. YLC Assists volunteers also helped beautify City Park and served a meal to homeless and low-income guests at Crescent City Cafe.
Volunteers with YLC’s newest community project, Lafayette Square Conservancy, helped to plant flowers at Lafayette Square, the home of YLC Wednesday at the Square, in May.
Please see our calendar for future events aimed to make New Orleans clean, safe, and beautiful.