Tricia “Blyss” Wallace

Tricia “Blyss” Wallace is an entertainer from New Orleans, LA. She is very passionate about preserving the culture of New Orleans and bridging the gap between the elders and the youth of our community. This passion led her to become involved with the Lincoln Beach redevelopment project. She co-founded the non-profit New Orleans for Lincoln Beach in June of 2020 to advocate that the development of the beach is an asset to the community, respects the history and opens for public access. She started by co-organizing clean-ups and creating the social media pages of New Orleans For Lincoln Beach. There are now 8.3 thousand members of the Facebook group, 1000 followers on the blog and 4,484 followers on Instagram.

Ms. Wallace was appointed President of the Lincoln Beach Community Advisory Committee formed by Mayor Cantrell in December of 2020. In 2022 Blyss was awarded a grant through The Community Collaborative a program of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU Manship School of Mass Communication to host workshops to gain community input. She partnered with the Water Leader’s Institute to create the workshops and compile the data into the Lincoln Beach Community Vision Report, created to guide the RFP for the development of Lincoln Beach.

For World Clean Up Day 2022 Blyss and Cheryn Robles, City of New Orleans Project Manager organized a major trash cleanup of over 2,000 bags from Lincoln Beach with the Department of Public Works, Department of Sanitation, The Rotary Club, ENONAC, The Pontchartrain Conservancy and Reggie Ford. Ms. Wallace received a proclamation from the City of New Orleans for her work on Lincoln Beach in September of 2022.