There are many different ways to engage with the Broadmoor Improvement Association's work to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives, works, worships, and plays in Broadmoor. From joining a committee to cultivating a community garden, to serving on the BIA's board of commissioners, there is something for everyone who is committed to the holistic health and wellbeing of our community. See below for more information about current opportunities to get involved and sign up for community engagement and volunteer opportunities.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities: The BIA offers several ongoing opportunities to support our regular programs and services, including at the Broadmoor Food Pantry and Broadmoor Boutique, annual neighborhood cleanup days, and Broadmoor social events. Learn more about ongoing volunteer opportunities and sign up here!
Broadmoor Committees: Committees offer an opportunity to engage more deeply with BIA staff, board, and other residents to build creative solutions to major issues and concerns facing our community. The following committees will meet monthly starting in September 2021:
Infrastructure and Flood Mitigation
Quality of Life
Equitable Development & Blight Remediation
Express your interest in joining one of these committees today! The BIA will contact you to schedule our first committee meetings in September 2021.
Serve on the BIA's Board of Commissioners! The BIA is managed by an Executive Director and a Board of Commissioners who are publicly elected. The Board of Commissioners consists of twelve members, nine of whom are elected from the three subgroups of Broadmoor, identified as A, B, and C. The other three board members are appointed based on the expertise they bring to the organization.
The BIA is currently seeking board commissioners from Subgroups A and B. Click here to determine which subgroup of Broadmoor you live in. Fill out this form to indicate your interest in joining the Board of Commissioners. One of our current board members will contact you to discuss further.
Befriend Our Broadmoor Gardens!
The BIA, in collaboration with Broadmoor resident Dr. Jelagat Cheruiyot of Tulane University, is maintaining the Broadmoor Food Forest, Broadmoor Food Pantry, and the Broadmoor Rain Garden in our community. Each of these Broadmoor Gardens is an accessible, equitable, and safe place for residents to gather. We envision each garden to serve as community hubs that support the BIA's efforts to improve the quality of life for all residents. We encourage all Broadmoorians to stop by and engage with each green space as an individual or group.
Ongoing Community Engagement Opportunities: Each of the Broadmoor Gardens offer several ongoing community engagement opportunities for you to engage with your neighbors and your local green spaces in Broadmoor. Children are welcome with adult supervision at each Broadmoor garden site. Sign up today to join ongoing community engagement and volunteer opportunities as an individual or group!
Broadmoor Food Forest Garden (3730 Toledano Ave): An emerging community gathering space that features garden beds, tables and seating, and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Explore this thriving space with us and participate in some fun activities to keep this garden thriving! Produce grown in this garden helps us increase food security in the neighborhood. Contributions from this garden are given to our Broadmoor Food Pantry and friends of this garden who help out. This site is making fresh fruits and vegetables available to neighbors who help out in this garden. The Food Forest would benefit from engagement by you and your family!
Broadmoor Food Pantry Garden (2021 S. Dupre St, New Orleans, LA, 70125): This garden produces fresh vegetables and fruit for Broadmoor Food Pantry clients and friends of this garden who help out. Watering plants, tending to garden beds, and ensuring the area is litter-free are some of the fun activities friends of this space do to keep it thriving. Providing direct access to additional fresh produce for Food Pantry clients is what makes this site incredibly special.
Broadmoor Rain Garden (3601 General Taylor St, New Orleans, LA, 70125): Join our flood mitigation efforts here, this garden has water-loving plants and two bioswales. The Broadmoor Rain Garden has the distinct purpose of capturing rainwater that falls on the site plus additional street runoff to help reduce localized flooding and improve water quality.