2017 was definitely the Year of the Woman on the national scene, so it's fitting our New Orleanians of the Year for 2017 would be a pair of high-powered women described by colleagues as "forces of nature."
Attorney Kim Sport spearheaded efforts to reform Louisiana's domestic abuse laws and to guarantee health insurance coverage to breast cancer survivors, while Andreanecia Morris led the push to make affordable housing a top-tier issue in the elections for mayor and City Council.
Both women have devoted their professional lives to the issues they champion, and both lived up to Gambit's sole criterion for selecting New Orleanians of the year: They made a positive difference in 2017.
The affordable housing advocate is executive director of HousingNOLA
An advocate for domestic violence victims and co-founder of the Breastoration Fund