Timolynn Sams Sumter

Timolynn Sams Sumter is a New Orleans native and a graduate of the Southern University at New Orleans. Fourteen years of work with nonprofits -  including five years of advocacy work focusing on the minority community - led to Timolynn’s appointment as Executive Director of Neighborhoods Partnership Network (NPN) in July 2007.

Timolynn has been recognized for her outstanding service in civic processes by two New Orleans mayors. Former Mayor Nagin acknowledged her intense community engagement work during the city’s 30-year master planning process.  After the 2010 mayoral election, she served on then Mayor-Elect Mitch Landrieu’s Transition Team as the co-chair of the Social Innovation Taskforce where she helped lead a team of local entrepreneurs and community organizations in developing a set of recommendations that helped form Mayor Landrieu’s agenda.

Timolynn’s passion for the city has been featured in local, national and international news. Ms. Sams was recognized as an ambassador to the city of Kobe, Japan, where she served as a panelist exchanging information on lessons learned about the importance of community engagement for the sustainability of a city. She has been recognized as one of Utne Reader’s “50 People Changing the World.” 

Timolynn is a 2010 fellow of the Louisiana Effective Leadership Program, a Young Leadership Council 2010 Role Model recipient, and a 2012 Neighborhood Development Foundation leadership recipient.

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commented 2017-06-28 17:39:45 -0500
Hi Timolynn,

We’d like to invite you to join the Regional Sustainability Committee which meets quarterly across sectors to help support the development of a more resilient and sustainable community.

Let me know if we could buy you lunch sometime to learn more!
commented 2016-03-23 16:34:37 -0500
Hello Timolynn!

My name is Julia Moore and I am the new Manager of Volunteers, Educational Programming, and Membership with French Quarter Festivals, Inc. I wanted to introduce myself and share with you some of the volunteer opportunities we have during 2016 French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron.

French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron is Thursday, April 7-10 this year. We are still looking for volunteers to help us in our beverage booths, merchandise booths, information booths, and special events. We would love if you were able to share our volunteer opportunities with the Neighborhood Partnership Network community.

Below are links to volunteer information on our website and our volunteer schedule and sign up page. Please let me know if you have any questions. Hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day!




Julia Moore
commented 2015-06-24 18:12:20 -0500
Timolynn please give me a call. I am out of town but my team need a document from your office by tomorrow. I think it is the 501c3. Document.
commented 2015-06-24 18:10:05 -0500
commented 2015-06-16 09:22:27 -0500

I write for the Trumpet for AARP Louisiana and I am wondering which article that would be in. The only issue that is in the archives is the April issue, everything else is from last year. i would really like to have a copy of my published article. Thanks,

Haley Parker
commented 2015-06-01 10:40:09 -0500
Hi Timolynn,

We are looking for local businesses and nonprofits interested in participating in The Renaissance Project’s 2nd Annual Regrowing Community Summer Youth Employment Program. The program runs for 6 weeks from June 15 – July 24, 2015, and all of the interns’ salaries are paid by The Renaissance Project. The youth will attend a two-day orientation program June 11-12.

Last year The Renaissance Project hosted 50 youth workers who worked 20 hours per week and earned $10 per hour. This year, we will increase the number of interns to 60, and provide them with paid, real-life work experiences. The 2015 interns will work 25 hours per week and receive $10 per hour. This is a great opportunity for a 14-20 year old youth worker to learn about local businesses and organizations.

Here is a link to an electronic application for interested businesses and organizations: https://therenaissanceprojectnola.wufoo.com/forms/2015-regrowing-community-summer-youth-program-host

Please give me a call on my cell at 504-390-6300 if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss the project further.