LaToya Cantrell led the citizens’ fight to save their flooded neighborhood following Hurricane Katrina. Today, Broadmoor is one of the most recovered neighborhoods in the city. There is an Education Corridor anchored by a new school, library and community health center opening January 2013. LaToya has created a model for post-disaster recovery. She is well prepared to represent District B on the New Orleans City Council.
LaToya has committed her life to service, and has served as the President of the Broadmoor Development Corporation, Board Member of the Salvation Army of Greater New Orleans, Arts Council Committee of Greater New Orleans, Neighborhood Partnership Network, 4-H Foundation of Louisiana, Smart Growth Louisiana and the National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses.
LaToya has also been nationally recognized in her post-Katrina recovery efforts as a Restore America Hero by the National Trust of Historic Preservation, Young Leadership Council Role Model 2007, New Orleans Magazine People to Watch 2006 and Gambit Weekly’s 40 Under 40. LaToya is currently the president of the Broadmoor Improvement Association and the Broadmoor Charter School Board. LaToya also co-chaired the Neighborhood Development Task Force for Transition New Orleans 2010.
She is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana and has over ten years of executive management experience in the non-profit sector. She lives with her husband, Jason, and daughter, RayAnn, in Broadmoor and is a parishioner of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.
LaToya was elected to represent District B (click for district map) on the New Orleans City Council in December of 2012. She was reelected without opposition to a full, 4-year term in 2014.