Feb 13, 2019
Councilman Joe Giarrusso

Joe Giarrusso was elected District A Councilmember in October 2017. 


Joe grew up and went to high school in District A.  He was an honors graduate from Jesuit High School and later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas with high honors.  Joe went on to earn an LSU law degree in 2001 where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and finished in the top five percent of his law school class.  Joe has practiced law for nearly 17 years.


He has spent a large portion of his career in public service as past Chair of the Young Leadership Council;  Executive Committee and Board Member of the Bureau of Governmental Research;  President of KIPP New Orleans Schools; president of his neighborhood association, Lakeview Civic Association; and a commissioner on the Lakeview Crime Prevention District.  Joe serves on a number of Council Committees and chairs the Public Works and newly formed Quality of Life Committee.


Joe is married to Cassie Giarrusso and they have two young daughters who attend a local public school.