The Committee for a Better New Orleans is accepting nominations through July 23 for the Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum, which identifies emerging leaders from all sectors of the community and gives them inside information about regional issues.

This year’s program will begin Sept. 12 with a bus tour of the city, and continue with sessions on human relations, housing, education, environment and coastal issues, public safety, economic and workforce development, regionalism and transportation, city management, health care and leadership.

Anyone may nominate candidates for the Leadership Forum, and self-nominations are welcome. Nomination forms can be found at There is a $250 participant fee, with the bulk of the cost underwritten by sponsors and a dedicated endowment. Sponsorships for the 2015 Leadership Forum are available.

For information about the 2015 Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum, visit