Bureau of Governmental Research
Bureau of Governmental Research is a private, non-profit, independent research organization dedicated to informed public policy making and the effective use of public resources for the improvement of government in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
Jan 27, 2016
On Wednesday, January 27, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu addressed the crowd at a BGR Breakfast Briefing sponsored by IBERIABANK. Mayor Landrieu addressed looming financial challenges and local tax revenues. See a short clip here.
Jan 26, 2016
Amy Glovinsky, the incoming President & CEO of BGR, will assume responsibilities effective March 1.
Jan 21, 2016
Do you know creative, dedicated public employees who deserve greater recognition for their accomplishments? Do you know citizens who have worked to significantly improve local government? You can honor such people by nominating them for the BGR 2016 Excellence in Government Awards. The deadline for nominations is March 2, 2016.
Dec 10, 2015
The Bureau of Governmental Research elected new directors at the organization’s annual members’ meeting, held on December 10 at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel.
Sep 22, 2015
On Tuesday, September 22, Kyle Graham, the Executive Director of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, addressed a BGR Breakfast Briefing sponsored by IBERIABANK. See the full video and a short clip here.
BGR Wins National Awards for Research
Jul 30, 2015
BGR won two awards from the Governmental Research Association at its national conference in Denver on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.
Jun 18, 2015
On Thursday, June 18, New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison addressed the crowd at a BGR Breakfast Briefing at IBERIABANK. See a video clip of Chief Harrison’s speech here.
BGR Leader to Depart After 14 Years
Apr 16, 2015
The Bureau of Governmental Research announced today that Janet Howard, BGR’s President & CEO, is resigning. To facilitate a smooth transition, she has agreed to stay with BGR until the organization has hired a new President & CEO.
Apr 15, 2015
On Wednesday, April 15, newly appointed Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Henderson Lewis, Jr. addressed a BGR Breakfast Briefing at IBERIABANK. See the full video and a short clip here.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal St.
BGR is pleased to announce that New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Maureen Dowd will be the guest speaker at the 2015 Annual Luncheon. Ms. Dowd is a New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner. She has covered eight presidential campaigns.
Table sponsorships are available for $1,250.
Table sponsorships in the premium area are available for $2,500.
Individual seating is available for $125.
For reservations or more information, contact: Molly Kramer, Communications & Development Manager, 504.525.4152, ext. 108, or email@example.com.
BGR is grateful for the support of this year’s event sponsors, Whitney Bank and Canal Barge Company, Inc., and to our host, the New Orleans Marriott.
Jones Walker LLP
Leidenheimer Baking Co./NOLA Holdings, LLC
The Helis Foundation
Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C.
Latter & Blum Inc.
Fishman Haygood LLP
Neuroscience Center of Excellence
NOLA Media Group
Reily Foods Company
Ochsner Health System
Royal Honda – Vernon Brinson
Entergy New Orleans, Inc.
The Laitram Corporation
Janet R. Howard
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.
Hardy and Eleanor Fowler
Barriere Construction Co., L.L.C.
Anne and King Milling
Murphy Institute – Tulane University
King, Krebs & Jurgens, P.L.L.C.
Adams and Reese LLP
Advantage Capital Partners
Business Council of New Orleans & the River Region
Peter Mayer Advertising
DCL Mooring & Rigging
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Methodist Health System Foundation
New Orleans Business Alliance
Pan-American Life Insurance Group
Patrick F. Taylor Foundation
HCA MidAmerica Division
The Commander’s Family of Restaurants
Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans
Favrot & Shane/1st Lake Properties
Auto-Chlor Services LLC
Liberty Bank/Dooky Chase’s Restaurant
Northshore Business Council
Chaffe & Associates, Inc.
Johnson, Yacoubian & Paysse
Liskow & Lewis
Gray S. Parker
Crescent Capital Consulting, LLC
The New Orleans Advocate
Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.
Superior Energy Services
Richard Adkerson and Ryan Adkerson
LaPorte CPAs and Business Advisors
Kelly Brown/Celeste Coco-Ewing
Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Crescent Wealth Advisors of Raymond James
MCC Real Estate Group
Bourgeois Bennett, LLC CPAs/Consultants
Mr. and Mrs. R. Hunter Pierson, Jr.
Ralph O. Brennan Restaurant Group, LLC
First Bank And Trust
Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans
Filed under: Annual Luncheons
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Pan American Life Center
601 Poydras St.
Atrium, 20th Floor
Calvin Johnson, Retired Judge
Orleans Parish Criminal District Court
Rafael C. Goyeneche III, President
Metropolitan Crime Commission
Please join us to hear Johnson and Goyeneche discuss facility size and inmate composition in Orleans Parish Prison.
Thanks to IBERIABANK, the Breakfast Briefing is free to the public. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. Please let us know if you plan to attend by Tuesday, November 17. To make a reservation via email, click here or call (504) 525-4152, ext. 108.
Nov 10, 2015
In The $1 Billion Question: Do the Tax Dedications in New Orleans Make Sense? BGR presents a comprehensive picture of where local tax dollars are going in Orleans Parish. The report provides breakdowns of tax dedications by entity and by purpose, and gives examples of problems that can arise when tax dedications are established with little planning and accountability. It also makes recommendations to help ensure existing tax revenues are deployed optimally.
Nov 3, 2015
In On the Ballot: Jefferson, Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes, November 21, 2015, BGR explains, analyzes and takes positions on two tax propositions meant to sustain west bank flood protection systems and three proposed St. Tammany charter amendments.
Oct 28, 2015
In It’s the Law: Land Use Decision Making and the Master Plan, BGR provides clarity to recent public dialogue over the extent to which the Master Plan has the force of law.
Oct 20, 2015
In Keep Coastal Money Focused on the Coast: Our Future Depends on It, BGR opposes a proposal to divert coastal restoration funding to the Louisiana Highway 1 Bridge project.
Oct 6, 2015
In On the Ballot: October 24, 2015, BGR explains, analyzes and takes positions on a proposed quarter-cent sales tax for public safety in New Orleans’ French Quarter and a constitutional amendment allowing the state to invest in an infrastructure bank.
Mar 26, 2015
This release discusses the Louisiana Supreme Court’s refusal to hear BGR’s lawsuit seeking public access to the records and meetings of a committee charged with re-assessing the number of judges needed at each of the state’s courts.
Nov 6, 2014
Oct 13, 2014
In A Trojan Horse in the Draft CZO: Article 5 Puts Years of Planning at Risk, BGR describes the article on Planned Development Standards in the draft comprehensive zoning ordinance and the problems it poses.
Sep 25, 2014