Liana Elliott is an urban planner and policy analyst, focusing on social justice issues around public health, community resilience, and social impacts of poverty and environmentalism. Her interdisciplinary training and unique approach to social justice encompasses diverse perspectives and examines the complex web of connections between individuals, communities, and global contexts.
Elliott is currently serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the City of New Orleans Mayor, LaToya Cantrell. Elliott formerly served as chief of staff for New Orleans Councilman Jason Williams. Elliott is also the former program manager for the City of New Orleans’ Fight the Blight Lot Maintenance Program, a proactive, strategic, place-based initiative operating in six target neighborhoods throughout Orleans Parish.
Before joining the City, Elliott was a strategy, implementation, and community development consultant specializing in public health policy, data analysis and communication, sustainable housing, emergency management, and social justice. Elliott has been a resident of New Orleans for over 10 years and lives in the Warehouse District. Elliott holds a BA from Tulane University, and Masters degrees in Social & Community Planning and Public Policy from the University of Southern California.