It's been a rainy weekend, so in between rearranging my living room and trying to stay off my swollen ankle I decided to go thru the list of people who think that Ray Nagin deserves any kind of a reward in the Katrina recovery and see who they were. I left out the people that Howie has identified on his website.
For an up to date status of this fiasco, check up with Kevin Alleman here at Gambit.
And the "Excellence in Recovery" Committee Members are......
Juli Juneau Glass Artist (go to page 8 of link)
Donald G. Lambert Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors (see page five of this link)
Richard Fiske - , owner, Bombay Club
William Goldring - Magnolia Marketing Co., one of the largest independently owned wine and spirits distributors in the country.
Father Michael Jacques - Pastor, St. Peter Claver Church
Coleman Adler II - president, Adler Jewelers
Joe Maselli - developer of the internationally famous Piazza d’Italia with the City of New Orleans
Wanda Davis - Director, Alexandria Housing Authority ???
Barbara Major - community organizer and trainer with over twenty years experience in many local, national, and international community development efforts.
Rabbi Edward P. Cohn - Temple Siani, New Orleans
Mel Lagarde - President & CEO of the head of the Delta region for the hospital company Hospital Corporation of America
Ashlyn Graves - Evans-Graves Engineers, Metairie
Arnold Baker - President and CEO of Baker Ready Mix Building Materials
Ethel Kidd - French Quarter Real Estate
Terry Williams - Managing Partner of Airware Consulting
Al Groos - New Orleans Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau Chairman
Ed Minyard - Unisys Emergency Management Practice for North America.
Effie S. Naghi - Jeweler
Reverend Cornelius Tilton - co-leader of strategic planning for the Greater New Orleans Pastor’s Coalition
William Sizeler - Sizeler Architects
Blaine Kern Sr. - Mr. Mardi Gras
Joseph Jaeger Jr. - President & CEO, MCC Group
Reverend John C. Raphael - Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church
Keil Moss - French Market Corporation
Dawn Leslie - Real Estate
Ralph Fontcuberta - BFM Corporation-Land Surveyors
Reverend Fred Luter, Jr. - recognized nationally as one of this city’s powerful man of the cloth.
Steve Dwyer - Lawyer, Dwyer & Cambre, Metairie
Lisa Roth - Architect
Raoul Chauvin - Engieering Consultants, Infinity
Reverend Willie Gable - Progressive Baptist Church
Henry DiFranco - Not sure if this is the man or not, but this Henry DiFranco is in the "recovery" bid-ness.
Angela O'Byrne - President, Perez Architecture Firm
Frank Nicoladis - N-Y Associates, Architects
Reverend Sam Johnson - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Joseph Parrino - Fleur de Paris hat shop
John Schackai III - Independent Architectect
Reverend Richard Bellizan Sr. - another man of the cloth who loves Ray Ray
Prisca Weems - Environmental designer
Hans Wandfluh - General Manager of the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Reverend Reginald Nicholas Sr. - Pastor, Olive Branch Baptist Church
Ray Liuzza - Part owner Doubletree Hotel
American Zombie blogs about Bernardo , Nagin's personal "photographer" and apparent organizer to the event and his lurid past peddling cocaine to performers at House of Blues and sexually harassing the staff there.
Bernardo's the sleazy looking dude on the right
Clancy DuBos opines Nagin will never be remembered for being the beast that (Idi) Amin was, but he’s about as delusional if he thinks anybody beyond his small circle of sycophants actually deems him worthy of an award for “courage and leadership” after Katrina.