City Archives
New Orleans Public Library

Mayor C. Ray Nagin
Mayor's Office Administration

Subject/Correspondence Files

Date range: 2002-2010
Size of collection: 15 cu. ft.
Terms of Access: Available to registered researchers for in-house use, by appointment
Acquisition: Transferred to the City Archives in May, 2010

Historical Note

The Mayor's Office Administration provided support services that ensured efficient and effective daily operation of the Office of the Mayor. Members of this office included Pat Heno Smith, Director of Scheduling and Administration, Mary Pettingill, Director of Fiscal Affairs, Serda Anderson, Deputy Director of Scheduling, and Cheryl Mendy, Deputy Director of Administration. The support and coordination provided by this office was intended to allow Mayor Nagin to develop, promote, implement, and maintain programs for the benefit of the citizens of New Orleans.

Scope and Contents

The records of this office were incomplete upon arrival at the City Archives. Individual documents were not foldered or organized in any discernible way except chronologically. The archivist created folders based on subjects indicated by the content of the documents.

Included are inter-office memos; citizen complaints and requests for assistance; invitations; letters (both incoming and outgoing) of congratulations, recommendation and thanks; correspondence with individuals, businesses, and organizations; correspondence and other materials dealing with city agencies, notably the City Council, the Police and Fire Departments, Sewerage and Water Board, and the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), among others.

Of particular note are the files, however incomplete, associated with Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of the city and the ensuing recovery efforts. These include Requests for Proposals (RFPs), correspondence and contracts with the Office of Community Development/Disaster Recovery Unit (OCD/DRU), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and General Services Administration (GSA).

Folder Title Dates Box Number Folder Number Notes
111 Iberville 2005/07 01 1
1111 South Broad 2009 01 1a
2010 Census 2008/07-2010/03 01 2
ACORN (Association of Community Organization for Reform 2005/04, 2008/08 01 3
Algiers Point Historic District 2004 01 4
America's New Orleans Fund 2008, 2009 01 5
Armstrong Park/Mahalia Jackson Theater 2006/06-2009/08 01 6
Board of Liquidation 2005/03-2006/04, 2008-2009 01 7
Bring New Orleans Back 2006 01 8
Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) 2005, 2010 01 9
Bush - Clinton Katrina Fund 2006, 2008 01 10
Chevron Building (Gravier St. & O'Keefe Ave.) 2009 01 11
Chocolate City Correspondence 2006 01 12
City Council 2003-2005 01 13 Folder 1
City Council 2006-2008 01 14 Folder 2
City Council 2009-2010 01 15 Folder 3
City of New Orleans Insurance Committee 2000, 2004 01 16
City of New Orleans Legislative Report 2004 01 17
City Park 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 01 18
City Planning Commission 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 01 19
Clinton Magnolia Fund 2008 01 20
Community Arts Grants 2004, 2005 01 21
Community Based Mitigation Committee 2005 01 22
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2003, 2006-2010 02 1
Complaints nd, 2002, 2004/04-06 02 2 Folder 1
Complaints 2004/07-2004/09 02 3 Folder 2
Complaints 2004/10-2004/11 02 4 Folder 3
Complaints 2004/12-2005/01 02 5 Folder 4
Complaints 2005/02 03 1 Folder 5
Complaints 2005/03 03 2 Folder 6
Complaints 2005/04 (1st-14th) 03 3 Folder 7
Complaints 2005/04 (15th-29th) 03 4 Folder 8
Complaints 2005/05 (2nd-23rd) 03 5 Folder 9
Complaints 2005/05-2005/07, 2007-2008 04 1 Folder 10
Complaints 2005, 2007-2008 04 2 Folder 11
Congratulations - Eagle Scouts 2004-2010 04 3
Congratulations - Military Personnel 2004-2007, 2009-2010 04 4
Congratulations/Recommendations 2004-2005 04 5 Folder 1
Congratulations/Recommendations 2006-2008 04 6 Folder 2
Congratulations/Recommendations 2009-2010 04 7 Folder 3
Correspondence "End of Term" 2010/04 05 1
Correspondence, Federal Officials 2002-2009 05 2
Correspondence, Foreign Dignitaries 2002, 2004-06, 2008-2010 05 3
Correspondence, General 2002-2003 05 4 Folder 1
Correspondence, General 2004/01-2004/04 05 5 Folder 2
Correspondence, General 2004/05-2004/06 05 6 Folder 3
Correspondence, General 2004/07-2004/08 06 1 Folder 4
Correspondence, General 2004/09-2005-01 06 2 Folder 5
Correspondence, General 2005/02-2005/03 06 3 Folder 6
Correspondence, General 2005/04-2005/05 06 4 Folder 7
Correspondence, General 2005/06-2005/08 06 5 Folder 8
Correspondence, General 2006/04-2007/08 06 6 Folder 9
Correspondence, General 2007/09-2008/10 07 1 Folder 10
Correspondence, General 2008/11-2010/04 07 2 Folder 11
Correspondence, General undated 07 3 Folder 12
Correspondence, Post-Katrina 2007 07 4
Correspondence, State & Local Officials 2002, 2004-2006, 2008-2009 07 5
Courts, Criminal & Civil 2004-2007 07 6
Crime 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 07 7
Crime Cameras 2004/05, 2009/05 07 8
Cuba Trip 2009 07 9
Department of Elections & Registrations 2004 07 10
Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 07 11
Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) 2008 07 12
Division of Housing & Neighborhood Development 2001, 2003-2004 07 13
Dominican Republic - Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR - CAFTA) 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 08 1
Downtown Development District 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 08 2
East Orleans Land Bridge Shoreline Protection Project 2005 08 3
Easter Egg Hunt 2004 2004/04 08 4
Education 2003, 2004/01-06 08 5 Folder 1
Education 2004/07-12, 2005-2010 08 6 Folder 2
Edward Wisner Donation Fund 2004 08 7 Folder 1
Edward Wisner Donation Fund 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 08 8 Folder 2
Edward Wisner Donation Fund, Meeting Agenda 2004/03 09 1 Folder 1
Edward Wisner Donation Fund, Meeting Agenda 2004/04 09 2 Folder 2
Edward Wisner Donation Fund, Meeting Agenda 2004/06 09 3 Folder 3
Edward Wisner Donation Fund, Meeting Agenda 2004/09 09 4 Folder 4
Endorsement of Bobby Jindal 2003 09 5
Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) 2008, 2009 09 6
Executive Orders 2006, 2008, 2009 09 7
Executive Staff Meeting 2007/08 09 8 August 2, 2007
Fairgrounds/Casino Issue 2005/05-2005/06 09 9 Folder 1
Fairgrounds/Casino Issue 2005/06 (7th) 10 1 Folder 2
Fairgrounds/Casino Issue 2005/06 (8th) 10 2 Folder 3
Fairgrounds/Casino Issue 2005/06 (13th) 10 3 Folder 4
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 2006/03-2008/08 10 4 Folder 1
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 2008/09-2010/04 10 5 Folder 2
Finance 2004-2010 10 6
French Market Corporation (FMC) 2005, 2008, 2009 10 7
Gay Rights 2004 10 8
General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service 2006/01-2007/04 11 1 Folder 1
General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service 2007/05-2009/01 11 2 Folder 2
Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) 2005-2010 11 3
Grant Requests/Awards 2004-2010 11 4
Greater New Orleans Youth Restoration Project 2004/12 11 6
Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc) 2004, 2008 11 5
Gulf Opportunity Zone Bonds (GO ZONE) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 11 7
Harrah's Casino/Hotel 2003 11 8 Folder 1
Harrah's Casino/Hotel 2003 11 9 Folder 2
Harrah's Casino/Hotel 2003 12 1 Folder 3
Harrah's Casino/Hotel 2003 12 2 Folder 4
Harrah's Casino/Hotel 2003-2004 12 3 Folder 5
Healthcare 2004, 2005, 2007-2009 12 4
Hilton Ruiz, Death of 2006 12 5
Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) 2002, 2004-2005, 2008-2009 12 6
Homeless/Duncan Plaza/UNITY 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 12 7
Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) 2004-2009 13 1
Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) 2003/11 13 2 Special Meeting Agenda
Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) 2004/02 13 3 Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) 2004/03 13 4 Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) 2004/04 13 5 Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) 2004/06 13 6 Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Human Services, Department of 2004/05 13 7
Hurricane Gustav 2008-2009 13 8
Hurricane Ivan 2004, 2009 13 9
Hurricane Katrina 2006 14 1 Folder 1
Hurricane Katrina 2007-2008 14 2 Folder 2
Hurricane Katrina - Aftermath 2005, 2006 14 3 Folder 1
Hurricane Katrina - Aftermath 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 14 4 Folder 2
Hurricane Katrina - Thank yous for gifts 2005/10-2006/08 14 5 Folder 1
Hurricane Katrina - Thank yous for gifts 2006/09-2006/10 14 6 Folder 2
Hurricane Katrina - Thank yous for gifts 2006/10-2007/10 14 7 Folder 3
Inappropriate Mail
30 5
Industrial Development Board (IDB) 2004-2004, 2007-2010 14 8
International School of Louisiana 2005/01-02 14 9
Invitations to Speak/Visit 2002-2006, 2010 15 1
Job 1 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 15 2
Katrina Krewe - Becky Zaheri 2006 15 3
Katrina Memorial 2007-2008 15 4
Lafitte Greenway 2008, 2009 15 5
Lake Pontchartrain & Vicinity Hurricane Protection (LP & VHP) Project 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008 15 6
Letters from Children Congratulating CRN on 2002 Election 2002/05 15 7
Letters from Children in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina 2006, 2009 15 8
Liberty Monument 2004 15 9
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport/Aviation Board 2004-2005, 2007-2008 15 10 Folder 1
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport/Aviation Board 2009-2010 15 11 Folder 2
Louisiana Housing Finance Agency 2004, 2008, 2009 16 1
Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 16 2
Louisiana Road Home Program 2006, 2008 16 3
Louisiana Solutions 2008, 2010 16 4
Louisiana State Treasurer 2008, 2010 16 5
Louisiana TAM (Techniques of Alcohol Management) 2005 16 6
Louisiana Workforce Commission 2008 16 7
Louisiana Works - Department of Labor 2004-2007 16 8
Mardi Gras 2004-2005 16 9 Folder 1
Mardi Gras 2006-2010 16 10 Folder 2
Mayor's 18 Month Report 2004 16 11
Mayor's Administrative Office 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 17 1
Meffert, Douglas 2004 17 2
Message from C. Ray Nagin nd, 2004/03-2004/08 17 3 Folder 1
Message from C. Ray Nagin 2004/09-2005/03 17 4 Folder 2
Message from C. Ray Nagin 2005/04-2005/11 17 5 Folder 3
Message from C. Ray Nagin 2006/01-2007/05 17 6 Folder 4
Message from C. Ray Nagin 2007/06-2008/04 17 7 Folder 5
Message from C. Ray Nagin 2008/05-2008/12 18 1 Folder 6
Message from C. Ray Nagin 2009/01-2009/07 18 2 Folder 7
Message from C. Ray Nagin 2009/08-2010/02 18 3 Folder 8
Metro Bicycle Coalition 2004 18 4
Miscellaneous
30 6
Miscellaneous Sports 2002, 2004-2008 18 5
Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) 2004 18 6
Morial Convention Center 2003 18 7
Municipal Yacht Harbor 2004-2005, 2009-2010 18 8
Mystery Customer Initiative 2005 18 9
National League of Cities (NLC) 2007 18 10
Naval Support Activity (NSA) East Bank 2004-2005, 2008-2010 18 11
Neighborhood Associations 2002-2006 19 1 Folder 1
Neighborhood Associations 2006-2010 19 2
New Orleans Affordable Homeownership (NOAH) 2005, 2008 19 3
New Orleans Building Corporation 2002 19 4
New Orleans East Hospital 2008-2010 19 5
New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) 2004-2007, 2010 19 6
New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) 2002-2004 19 7 Folder 1
New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) 2004-2010 19 8
New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 20 1
New Orleans Recreation Department (NORD) & KABOOM 2004-2005, 2007-2009 20 2
New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) 2005-2010 20 3
New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council (NORAPC) 2004-2010 20 4
New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA) 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 20 5
Office of Community Development 2004, 2009-2010 20 6
Office of Community Development/Disaster Recovery Unity (OCD/DRU) nd, 2008/06-2008/08 20 7 Folder 1
Office of Community Development/Disaster Recovery Unity (OCD/DRU) 2008/10-2008/12 20 8 Folder 2
Office of Community Development/Disaster Recovery Unity (OCD/DRU) 2009/01-2009/05 20 9 Folder 3
Office of Community Development/Disaster Recovery Unity (OCD/DRU) 2009/06-2009/07 21 1 Folder 4
Office of Community Development/Disaster Recovery Unity (OCD/DRU) 2009/07 21 2 Folder 5
Office of Community Development/Disaster Recovery Unity (OCD/DRU) 2009/08-2009/12 21 3 Folder 6
Office of Community Development/Disaster Recovery Unity (OCD/DRU) 2010 21 4 Folder 7
Office of Homeland Security 2003-2004 21 5
Office of Inspector General (OIG) 2009-2010 21 6
Office of Intergovernmental Relations Boards of Commissions 2008, 2009 21 7
Office of Planning & Development 2007, 2009 21 8
Office of Recovery Management/Office of Recovery & Development Administration (ORDA) 2006/12-2008/05 21 9 Folder 1
Office of Recovery Management/Office of Recovery & Development Administration (ORDA) 2008/06-2008/12 22 1 Folder 2
Office of Recovery Management/Office of Recovery & Development Administration (ORDA) 2009/01-2009/06 22 2 Folder 3
Office of Recovery Management/Office of Recovery & Development Administration (ORDA) 2009/07-2009/09 22 3 Folder 4
Oliver Thomas Pardon 2008 22 4
ONE New Orleans 2008, 2009, 2010 22 5
Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) 2005, 2006 22 6
Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office 2004, 2005 22 7
Orleans Parish District Attorney 2004, 2007 22 8
Orleans Parish School Board 2004, 2005, 2010 22 9
Orleans Parish Tax Assessor 2002, 2004, 2005 22 10
Panama Trip 2008/07 22 11
Parkway Partners 2004 22 12
Personnel 2004-2006, 2008-2010 22 13
Proclamations 2003-2005 22 14 Folder 1
Proclamations 2006-2010 23 1 Folder 2
Public Belt 2007, 2009 23 2
Public Records Request 2005, 2007, 2009 23 3
Public Works, Department of 2004, 2005, 2010 23 4
Ray Nagin Campaign Fund, Inc. 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 23 5
Receipts 2004-2010 23 6
Regional Planning Commission 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 23 7
Requests for Funding 2002-2004 23 8 Folder 1
Requests for Funding 2005 24 1 Folder 2
Requests for Funding 2005, 2009 24 2 Folder 3
Requests for Proposals (RFPs) 2004 24 3 Folder 1
Requests for Proposals (RFPs) 2005, 2008/04-2008/12 24 4 Folder 2
Requests for Proposals (RFPs) 2008/12-2009/08 24 5 Folder 3
Requests for Proposals (RFPs) 2009/11-2010/03 24 6 Folder 4
Residency Ordinance (for NOPD) 2004-2005 24 7
Riverwalk Marketplace 2007, 2008 24 8
Safety & Permits 2004, 2005 24 9
Sanitation Department 2004-2009 25 1 Veronica White controversy;
Schedules - C. Ray Nagin's 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 25 2
Sewerage & Water Board 2004-2007 25 3 Folder 1
Sewerage & Water Board 2008-2010 25 4 Folder 2
Sewerage & Water Board Committee Meeting 2004/08 25 5 Folder 1
Sewerage & Water Board Committee Meeting 2004/09 25 6 Folder 2
Shanghai, China & Sydney, Australia Trip 2009/06-2009/07 25 7 Actual dates of trip were June 5-15, 2009
Six Flags New Orleans/Southern Star Amusement 2005, 2009 25 8
South Africa Trip 2008, 2009 26 1 Actual dates of trip were June 7-16, 2008
Southeast Louisiana Urban Control Program (SELA) 2004, 2005 26 2
Stafford Act 2006, 2007, 2010 26 3
State of Louisiana, Department of Economic Growth 2003-2004 26 4
State of Louisiana, Department of Health & Hospitals 2005-2009 26 5
State of Louisiana, Department of Natural Resources 2006, 2007 26 6
State of the City Address 2009/05 26 7 Delivered May 26, 2009
Super Bowl XLVII/NFL Correspondence 2007, 2008, 2009 26 8
Technology (Miscellaneous ) 2004-2005, 2008-2009 26 9
Thank Yous nd, 2002-2003 26 10 Folder 1
Thank Yous 2004 26 11 Folder 2
Thank Yous 2004/12 26 12 Folder 3
Thank Yous 2005 27 1 Folder 4
Thank Yous 2006 27 2 Folder 5
Thank Yous 2007 27 3 Folder 6
Thank Yous 2008 27 4 Folder 7
Thank Yous 2009 27 5 Folder 8
Thank Yous 2010 27 6 Folder 9
Tourism/Conferences 2003-2009 27 7
Transition Report/Intermodal Transportation Task Force 2002 27 8
Transportation nd, 1998, 2004 27 9 Folder 1
Transportation 2005-2006, 2008-2010 28 1 Folder 2
Tulane University/Uptown Square 2004 28 2 Folder 1
Tulane University/Uptown Square 2004 28 3 Folder 2
Tulane University/Uptown Square 2004 28 4 Folder 3
Union Passenger Terminal (UPT) 1999, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 28 5
United States Army Corps of Engineers 2004/03-2009/12 28 6
United States Conference of Mayors 2005, 2007-2010 28 7
United States Department of Health & Human Services 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 29 1
United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) 2003-2004 29 2 Folder 1
United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) 2004-2006 29 3 Folder 2
United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) 2007-2008/03 29 4 Folder 3
United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) 2008/04-2008/12 29 5 Folder 4
United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) 2009-2010 29 6 Folder 5
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2004-2009 29 7
UNITY of Greater New Orleans 2010 29 8
VA/LSU Hospitals 2006-2009 29 9
Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents, & Associates (VCPORA) 2005/03 29 10
Visitors Log 2002-2003 29 11
Volunteers of America (VOA) 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 30 1
Women's Empowerment Conference 2004 30 2
Woodlands Trail & Park 2004, 2005 30 3
Young Leadership Council (YLC) 2009, 2010 30 4



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