Neighborhood Advocate

When considering running for the District “A”  Council seat the first time, Councilmember Guidry was motivated by all that the community was able to achieve in our City’s recovery.  She realized how much more could be accomplished if government actually started working for the people who were leading the charge — the residents.

Guidry has made it her priority to listen to the voice of the people and to allow them to guide her decisions. She keeps her finger on the pulse of what neighborhoods want, holding town hall meetings and attending virtually every neighborhood meeting.

“Susan has always appreciated the neighborhoods’ role in determining our own destinies,” said Faubourg St. John advocate Charlie London. “She attends virtually every neighborhood meeting, and her door is always open to anyone who needs help. She has been the greatest champion for District ‘A’ residents.”

Highlights

  • Held seven town halls throughout District “A” providing constituents with direct access to City agencies and department heads to ask questions and discuss concerns and complaints
  • Facilitated public meetings with City, state, and federal officials and agencies to discuss:
    • Redistricting
    • New flood insurance maps
    • St. Charles streetcar line improvements
    • SELA drainage project and street flooding
    • Stormwater management
    • Levee construction and maintenance
    • Ladder 5 redeployment
  • Regularly meets with and speaks to neighborhood and civic associations
  • Participates in the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club’s Annual Toys for Tots campaign
  • Partnered with St. Paul’s Homecoming Center for the “Merry Christmas from the Big Easy to the Big Apple” donation drive for Hurricane Sandy victims