Willard-Lewis - District E
Hall, Room 2W60
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 658-1050
Fax: (504) 658-1058
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Willard-Lewis Discusses District “E”
With great enthusiasm, drive, talent and the desire to make life better
for others in her community, Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis serves
the residents of District E and the people of the City of New Orleans.
Councilmember Willard-Lewis was Louisiana State Representative for
District 100 since 1993, prior to her election to the Council in October
2000. Then, as now, she is recognized as an aggressive legislator
for children and for the rights of the elderly, and for her passionate
and effective voice for women and the disadvantaged.
Administrative Assistant and then Bureau Chief in the Housing Division
of the City of New Orleans under Mayor Ernest N. Morial, Councilmember
Willard-Lewis was introduced to the governmental process. She also
served as an Urban Planner in the Office of Policy Planning and Analysis.
to her duties as a dedicated Councilmember, she is a Public Relations
Consultant for Lakeland Hospital, as well as host of the "Stars
Over the East" television program.
outstanding service to the citizens of New Orleans and the State of
Louisiana, Councilmember Willard-Lewis has been honored with the 1997
Friend of the Parish Award, the 1996 Spirit of Greatness Award from
Christian Faith Church, the 1995 T.O.P.S. Ladies of Distinction Service
Award, the 1994 Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award from the
Orleans Levee Board of Commissioners, and the Alphonse Pierre Auguste
Award from the Knights of Peter Claver. She has also been recognized
by the Victims and Citizens Against Crime with the Legislator's Award,
and by the Louisiana Police Jury Association.
Willard-Lewis is a member of the NAACP, SCLC, Amnesty International,
National Black Caucus of State Legislators, and the National Organization
of Women in Government, and serves on a host of committees. She is
a member of St. Raymond's Roman Catholic Church.
an honor graduate of Xavier University where she received the University's
Gold Medal and Service Awards. As a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,
she began her service to the community.
Miss Black New Orleans and Miss Black Louisiana, she was first runner-up
in the Miss Black America pageant.
Willard-Lewis is the daughter of Dr. Elliot and Mary Jane Willard,
whom she gives much of the credit for her success. She is the mother