Councilmember Head has served as both President and Vice President of the New Orleans City Council since being elected to the At-Large seat in April, 2012. Her background as an attorney is credited with bringing decorum and enhanced process to the legislative body.
Prior to serving At-Large, Councilmember Head served as the District "B" Councilmember for six years.
As an At-Large member, Councilmember Head has continued her focus on quality of life issues such as street lighting and infrastructure, blight reduction, affordable housing, commercial and neighborhood revitalization, public safety, and government reform, accountability and transparency.
She relishes the opportunity that service as an At-Large member gives her to pursue quality of life issues and good government initiatives on a citywide basis. She has worked hard to take the success she experienced revitalizing traditional commercial corridors in District B to other areas, in partnership with District Councilmembers.
She seeks re-election because she believes her work in these areas is not finished. She intends to continue to focus on the elimination of blight through stricter enforcement, to assist the continued commercial comeback of Claiborne Avenue, and fight wasteful spending and fraud in government budgeting.
Councilmember Head is a graduate of Louisiana State University receiving a B.A. in Political Science in 1991 and a Juris Doctor in 1995. Prior to her tenure as a member of the City Council, Head worked as an attorney on litigation matters before Louisiana state and federal courts and managing small business transactions.
She is married, has two children and is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She resides Uptown.