Contact: Meaghan Clark
Director of Communications
Public Engagement Specialist
OPCD Executive Director Tyrell Morris Announces Last Day
After thoughtful consideration, Director Morris has informed the Board that he has decided to step away from the role of Executive Director, effective close of business on Monday, July 10. Director Morris expressed that he felt the recent overwhelming media attention was beginning to distract from the heroic work the team at Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) does each and every day to ensure the safety of both our residents and visitors and felt it was best to step away to protect the mission and integrity of the organization.
It is imperative to be clear that the Board did not request Director Morris to take this action. For over six years, Director Morris served this agency and City with distinction during some of our most challenging times. His constant focus on more innovative processes and technology improvements has undoubtedly positioned OPCD to be an international model other communication agencies follow. He has remarkably represented us both nationally and internationally, and the Board will now focus on finding the next leader who can continue this journey of success.
To the hard-working men and women of OPCD who consistently show up to support our residents, please know that the City of New Orleans is eternally grateful for your efforts, dedication, and professionalism. To ensure the steady continuity of operations, Director Morris has committed to remain available to staff and the Board should the need arise. We thank him and wish him all the best.
John Thomas, OPCD Chairman