Arthur JohnsonChief Executive Director, Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (CSED)

    Arthur Johnson

    New Orleans, LA

    Arthur was born in the Nation’s Capital but his roots are in New Orleans and date back to visits with his grandmother who lived in the Lower Ninth Ward on Forstall Street. He relocated to New Orleans in 1999 where he has established himself as an accomplished fundraising professional and non-profit leader with a number of educational institutions and organizations. Founded in 2006, he is now Chief Executive Director of the Lower 9th Ward CSED which focuses on coastal rehabilitation, greening the built environment and increasing food security by lifting up and strategically reinforcing community-driven goals to create an economically, culturally and environmentally sustainable Lower 9th Ward. The organization’s work includes, but is not limited to, aiding homeowners with energy-saving improvements, providing access to low-cost materials, helping residents clean, restore and paint their houses, reducing blight in the neighborhood, building rain gardens to manage stormwater runoff and providing information on creating a safe, independent and more resilient community for the future.

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