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James Austin Gray II: Councilmember District "E"

Councilman Gray and Audubon Institute President Ron Foreman speak to N. O. East Neighborhood Association Presidents during preview tour of the newly rebuilt Audubon Nature Center.

In December 2016, Councilman Gray shares District E progress and holiday lunch fare with neighbors at Messina's at the Lakefront.

In January 2017, The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Center awarded to Councilman Gray the 2016 Mondale Brooks Award for Fair Housing Leadership and Civic Participation. The award is named after Vice President Walter Mondale and Massachusetts Senator Ed Brooks.

Testifying before State Senate Committee on Hurricane Recovery, Councilman Gray advocates for liberalizing the regulations for use of Road Home monies.

Gun Safety legislation, initiated by Councilmembers Gray and Williams, in conjunction with Mayor Landrieu, is signed into law in September 2016. The ordinance requires mandatory reporting of a lost or stolen gun, criminalizes carrying a concealed firearm without permit and makes all NORDC facilities gun-free zones.

In anticipation of a match-up when WWE comes to New Orleans in 2018, Councilman Gray and WWE star Roman Reigns do their best.

Councilmember Gray joins Mayor Landrieu for opening day of NORDC pools.

Councilmember Gray at the 33rd Annual Night Out Against Crime on October 18

Councilmember Gray at North Galvez Street in Lower 9th Ward to celebrate the $8.3M for new drainage, sewer and water lines outside Cotlon's Grocery on Oct. 12

Councilmember Gray at the Minister's Lunch on Nov. 21 at Suburban Baptist Church with Rev. Shelton Johnson, Rev. Leonard Parker, Rev. Thompkins, Rev. Robert Brown, and Rev. Jeffrey Friend.

Councilmember Gray speaks to the Levee Authority on Lakeshore Drive.

Willing to sweat for his neighbors, Councilmember Gray cuts down trash trees on a blighted lot in District "E".

Einstein students show they have brains and game, posing with Councilmember Gray before an All-Star Basketball Clinic sponsored by District "E" and the NBA's retired players.

Friday, January 11, 2013 Councilmember Gray speaks at the New Orleans East Hospital Groundbreaking with Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Archbishop Gregory Aymond, and Hospital Service District Chair Ronnie Burns.

Councilmember Gray with representatives of All Souls Episcopal Church.

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