Saturday, November 19, 2016 – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his office of Community Engagement hosted over 200 leaders from all across the city. At the conclusion of the 2016 Neighborhood Summit, he honored thirteen leaders with the first-ever Mayor’s Community Excellence Award at a ceremony held at the WWII Museum. Daesy Behrhorst, staff at LSUHSC School of Public Health, was awarded with the Community Building Award for her work with the Latino Forum & Louisiana Language Access Coalition advocating for Latinos and the Limited English Proficient community in New Orleans. Both, the Latino Forum and the Louisiana Language Access Coalition work in the areas of health, education and justice. The LSUHSC School of Public Health has been long-time partner of both organizations supporting them on issues of public health. She received the award along with her coalition partner, Mrs. Karla duPlantier, who was also recognized.