Ramiro Diaz, President of the Board of Directors of Groundwork New Orleans, is an architectural and urban designer employed at the New Orleans firm of Waggonner & Ball Architecture/Environment. A graduate of Tulane University School of Architecture, Ramiro has lived in New Orleans for over two decades. After Hurricane Katrina, Ramiro was involved in various recovery planning efforts, including the Unified New Orleans Plan and the St. Bernard Parish Planning Framework. Ramiro was a key participant for the Dutch Dialogues, the Greater New Orleans Water Plan, and the HUD NDRC Gentilly Resilience District, projects that promote “living with water” principles to make New Orleans a more resilient city. Ramiro also serves on the New Orleans Board of Zoning Adjustments.