New Orleans,
15:39 PM

Ron Forman Statement on Moon Landrieu


Moon Landrieu was a remarkable visionary. His legacy has changed New Orleans for generations.

 His leadership advanced our city in terms of both economics and equity. For a century yet to come, we will enjoy the shelter and benefit of the enormous shadow cast by the legacy of one of the most extraordinary men our  city has produced.

 As I join the community mourning his passing, I look back at his challenge to Audubon Commission members as they debated the future of Audubon Zoo: Fix the Zoo or close it.

 Audubon Zoo is now recognized as one of the top Zoos in the country, thanks to his leadership and wisdom. The truth is, our Zoo – and the entire Audubon Nature Institute – wouldn’t be here without Moon Landrieu. He was an innovative leader, and his commitment to New Orleans was unparalleled.

 We send the Landrieu family our deepest condolences for the loss of Moon and our sincere thanks for the legacy he built for the city he loved so much.