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Nov. 18: Administrator Jackson Continues First Official Visit to New Orleans

Release Date: 11/17/2009
Contact Information: EPA Press Office,, 202-564-6794, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, a New Orleans native, will continue her first visit to the city as EPA Administrator on Wednesday, November 18.

On Wednesday, Administrator Jackson will join representatives from local non-profits to tour sustainable development projects in the Lower Ninth Ward. From there, the administrator will travel to Southern University for a roundtable with students and professors. Following that Administrator Jackson will tour a site where green homes will be constructed in Pontchartrain Park. Finally, Administrator Jackson will speak at a Dean’s Colloquium at Tulane University, her alma mater. All of these events are open press.

Wednesday, November 18

9:30 a.m. CST Administrator Jackson tours Lower Ninth Ward sustainable development projects
Tour will start at 409 Andry St
New Orleans, La.

12:30 p.m. CST Administrator Jackson participates in roundtable with Southern University students and professors
Southern University
Lake Campus, Building 41C
6801 Press Drive
New Orleans, La.

1:15 p.m. CST Administrator Jackson tours site of future green homes in Pontchartrain Park
Tour will start at 5562 Park Drive
New Orleans, La.

2:30 p.m. CST Administrator Jackson Speaks at Tulane Dean’s Colloquium

          Tulane University
          Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center
          1229 Broadway Street
          New Orleans, La.

Administrator Lisa Perez Jackson grew up in Pontchartrain Park in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward. The Administrator went to St. Gabriel the Archangel grammar school and St. Mary’s Dominican High School, where she was valedictorian of the class of ‘79. She also graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University. Her mother and several members of her family were displaced from the city when their house was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.