Kristin Gisleson Palmer was elected District "C" Councilmember in February 2010. Prior to serving on the Council, she was Executive Director of Rebuilding Together New Orleans where she assisted numerous elderly, disabled, and low-income residents return to their homes post-Katrina. Her top priorities include promoting local and regional connectivity, accessibility, and diversity within the transportation sector and improving the quality of life in District C through blight remediation, sustainable development, and supporting New Orleans' cultural economy. She has been selected to participate in prestigious fellowship programs including the inaugural Smart Growth America Local Leaders Council as an Advisory Board member, the Aspen Institute's Rodel Fellowship Program, the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI), and the national network of NewDEAL Leaders. She received the National Trust for Historic Preservation Award in 2009 and was recognized with a CityBusiness Women of the Year Award in 2007.
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