On December 13, 2017, the 8th Annual Preston Robert Tisch Award in Civic Leadership was presented to Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of the City of New Orleans, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The program was moderated by Walter Isaacson.
Mitchell J. Landrieu became the 61st Mayor of New Orleans in 2010 and was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second term in 2014. Under Landrieu, New Orleans became one of the fastest growing major cities in America, adding over 15,000 new jobs and securing more than $6 billion in private development. To combat the city’s notoriously high murder rate, Landrieu launched NOLA FOR LIFE in 2012, a murder-reduction strategy that has brought about a nearly 20% decrease in murders, the lowest level in the city in decades. Prior to serving as Mayor, Landrieu served as Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana for six years and as a State legislator for 16 years.