Community Affairs

Community Affairs

The Community Affairs Department of the City of Monroe takes great pride in our love for our city and its citizens. 

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for our citizens and visitors by presenting a variety of diverse entertainment, leisure activities, outreach and educational programs as provided by our various divisions, including the Monroe Civic Center, Chennault Golf Course, Downtown RiverMarket, Masur Museum of Art, Parks and Recreation and the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. We are many communities, but one city, with one future and we are MONROE PROUD.

Monroe Civic Center

Chennault Park Golf Course

Forsythe Golf Course (The MUNY)

Masur Museum

Monroe Parks & Recreation

Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo


Cooley House

The Cooley House Foundation was incorporated in 2007 to save the Cooley House and restore it to its former glory. Restoration began with the roof in July of 2008. To operate the Cooley House as a museum, The Cooley House Foundation has entered into a partnership with the City of Monroe. The city purchased the building in the summer of 2008 and once restored, it will maintain the building and the property. The Cooley House Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that is raising money for the restorations through grants, donations, and sponsorships. Once restored, this non-profit group will continue to fund educational programs and exhibitions.

Click here to visit The Cooley House website.

Staff

Robert C. Johnson

Director of Community Affairs
(p) (318) 329-2488
(f) (318) 329-2288
Email

Eselener McCoy

Administrative Assistant
(p) 329-2487
Email

Myra Gatling-Akers

Downtown RiverMarket
(p) 329-4947
(f) 807-9986
Email

Obie Agbasi

Director of Golf
(p) 329-2591
(f) 329-2869
Email

Joseph Clawson

Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo Director
(p) 329-2400
(f) 329-2887
Email

Evelyn Stewart

Masur Museum of Art Director
(p) 329-2237
(f) 329-2847
Email

Charles Thomas

Monroe Civic Center Director
(p) 329-2346
(f) 329-2548
Email

Bruce Watson

Parks & Recreation Director
(p) (318) 329-2523
(f) (318) 329-2888
Email