News & Announcements Listing

Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 3:21pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo will name his appointment to be the NEW Department Head for the City of Monroe Planning & Urban Development Department

WHEN: 11 am Monday, May 21, 2018 during the Mayor’s Press Briefing

Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 3:20pm

“First of all, we want our customers to know that we apologize for the inconvenience! We know that nobody wants their trash to sit out any longer than it needs to. We want you to know that our Public Works crews are being aggressive to address this issue.

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 5:11pm


The  Origin  Bank  RiverMarket  hosts  Handmade  &  Healthy  with  coffee  and  tea  tastings  on
Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 10am to 4pm.

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 5:07pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council invites the media and interested parties to
attend the ribbon cutting event below.


30th Annual Run for the Wall Travels through Monroe May 20-21

Posted: Monday, May 7, 2018 - 5:08pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council invites the media and interested parties to attend the ribbon cutting event below.

RIBBON CUTTING TIME/DATE: 2 pm Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Posted: Monday, May 7, 2018 - 5:04pm

The American Water Works Association and the City of Monroe Water System kicked off Drinking Water Week 2018 today by encouraging the community to embrace this year’s theme, “Protect the Source.”

Posted: Monday, May 7, 2018 - 5:00pm

While in Baton Rouge today, Mayor Jamie Mayo met with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to discuss several local projects. Those included the Kansas Lane Extension and I20 Garrett Road Interchange, long-term Flood Recovery efforts, and more. 

Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:08am

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ON GLENMAR AVE

WHERE: GLENMAR AVENUE AT THE RAILROAD TRACK (WEST SIDE OF TRACK)

WHAT: REPLACING CROSS DRAIN

WHEN: MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018

Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 2:30pm

The City of Monroe fiscal year 2018-2019 Budget Hearings will begin at 4 pm today in the Monroe City Council Chamber, located at 400 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, inside Monroe City Hall. 

Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 2:27pm

2018 Scholarship Recipients Announced 

Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 2:25pm

WHAT: Closing bridges today 

WHEN: Monday, April 23, 2018 

WHY: Based on an inspection done late Friday evening 

Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:58pm

Media Contact:
Christine Rambo, NLEP SVP of Communications
(cell) 318.537.0703 or (Email) crambo@nlep.org

Northeast Louisiana Opportunity Launches Effort to Market Region

Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 4:09pm

Media Contact:
Christine Rambo, NLEP SVP of Communications
(Cell) 318.537.0703 or (Email) crambo@nlep.org

What: News Conference/Premiere Party to Unveil Efforts to Market Northeast Louisiana

Posted: Monday, April 2, 2018 - 8:22am

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are encouraging participation in this year’s Great American Cleanup. Activities kick off at 8:30 am Saturday, April 7th.

Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 2:00pm

In the aftermath of the recent severe storm, a portion of south Monroe, including our City Hall Annex on Jackson Street is temporarily without power. Entergy crews are working hard to restore the power as quickly as possible.

Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 1:59pm

The Origin Bank RiverMarket hosts the Coffee & Tea Festival: A Love Your Community Event on April 7, 2018 from 10am to 4pm.

Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:07pm

The of Monroe is experiencing intermittent issues with incoming and outgoing calls to its phone lines. This includes all offices and departments.

Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:04pm

Downtown River Jam, presented by Amdocs, returns to downtown Monroe in Henry Bry Park Thursday, April 5, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 4:01pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council join Public Works Director Tom Janway to announce the following re: Sandbagging Operations.

Effective at 5 pm today, until further notice, the City of Monroe will open up “self-fill” Sandbagging Operations at the following three locations:

Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 2:35pm

In anticipation of predicted heavy rainfall over the next 4-5 days, the City of Monroe Public Works Department is urging residents to ensure that all debris is cleared from yards, ditches, curb sides, drainage grates, etc.

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 4:54pm

The 16th Annual Entergy-City of Monroe Community Service Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament will be held Friday, May 4th at Chennault Park Golf Course, located at 8475 Millhaven Road.

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 4:49pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the following ribbon cutting.

TIME/DATE: 9 am Thursday, March 22, 2018

LOCATION: Corner of Calypso Street and South Grand (downtown Monroe)

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 9:18am

The multi-agency auction date is April 20 - April 26, 2018.  

Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 4:19pm

Media Contacts: Evelyn Stewart, Director - Evelyn.Stewart@ci.monroe.la.us - 318.329.2237
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The Twin City Art Foundation and the Masur Museum of Art proudly present a new exhibition on view March 14 – June 23, 2018

Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:57pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join the Department of Community Affairs and Louisiana Purchase Zoological Society to present Easter Eggstravaganza 2018.

Time/Date: 11 am Saturday, March 31, 2018

Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:48pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the application period for our six-week long 2018 City of Monroe Youth Summer Job Program will begin on Monday, March 12. 

Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:36pm

The 16th Annual Entergy-City of Monroe Community Service Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament will be held Friday, May 4th at Chennault Park Golf Course, located at 8475 Millhaven Road.

Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:30pm

WHAT: March 8, 2018, is National Kidney Day. The Monroe Civic Center fountain lights will be turned ORANGE in observation of this special day – and in respect of the estimated 460,000 people in Louisiana who battle various forms of kidney disease. 

Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 5:04pm

WHAT: March 8, 2018, is National Kidney Day. The Monroe Civic Center fountain lights will be turned ORANGE in observation of this special day – and in respect of the estimated 460,000 people in Louisiana who battle various forms of kidney disease.

Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 5:02pm

National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana
Reminds Everyone to “Heart Your Kidneys” on World Kidney Day
Expanded public awareness campaign relaunches for March, National Kidney Month

Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 1:41pm

A very important meeting has been scheduled for, Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 6:00PM. The meeting will be held in the Monroe City Hall Building, 1st Floor, in the City Council Chambers.

Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:58pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the third City Employee Community Benevolent Project of 2018 will take place beginning Friday, March 2, 2018.

PROJECT NAME: Mentoring Moments – Promoting Literacy in Local Elementary Schools.

Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 3:35pm

WHAT: The media is invited to a brief ribbon cutting ceremony to officially add five new buses to the Monroe Transit System fleet. 

WHEN: 11 am Wednesday, February 28, 2018 

Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 2:41pm

WHAT: The media is invited to a brief reception in honor of longtime City Attorney Nanci Summersgill, who is retiring on February 28th , after nearly 32 years of service to the City of Monroe.

WHEN: 11 am Friday, February 23, 2018

Posted: Friday, February 9, 2018 - 8:50am

WHAT:  Temporary Street Closure on North 9th between Adams Street and    Desiard Street 

WHEN:  Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 7AM until repairs are completed. 

Posted: Friday, February 9, 2018 - 8:47am

WHAT: Rochelle Avenue Storm Water Pump Station Improvements 

WHEN: Monday, February 12, 2018 thru the end of March between the hours of 7am – 4pm (road will open at the end of each work day and on weekends) 

Posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:34pm

TIME/DATE: 6 pm until 8 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2018 (doors open at 5 pm) 

LOCATION: Monroe Civic Center W.L. “Jack” Howard Theater, 401 Lea Joyner Expressway.

Posted: Friday, January 5, 2018 - 5:00am

WHAT: Temporary Street Closure on Deborah Drive at Claiborne Drive WHEN: Saturday, January 6, 2018 for up to the next 90 days

WHY: Drainage Pipe Replacement

Posted: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 8:14am

Note:  For the past several years, on New Year’s Day, Mayor Mayo shares a new focus area that he and city officials will champion during the coming year. 

City of Monroe 2018 New Year’s Focus:  

City Employee Community Benevolent Projects 

Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:53am

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council invite the entire community to attend the City of Monroe’s 39th Annual Birthday Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

WHEN: 11:30 am until 1 pm Thursday, January 11, 2018

Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:59pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo, the Monroe City Council, and Keep Monroe Beautiful Executive Director Greg Smith and other members of Ouachita Green are pleased to announce the City of Monroe Public Works Department will, once again, conduct FREE Christmas Tree Recycling.

Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:56pm

The following City of Monroe offices will be CLOSED on Monday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday; AND, will be CLOSED on Monday, January 1st in observance of the New Year's Holiday (*unless noted).

Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 8:22am

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo, Monroe City Council members, city department heads and employees will be helping with the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana’s Senior Program distribution.

WHEN: 8:45 am until 11 am Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (TODAY)

Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:23pm

Monroe Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball Fundamentals Clinic

Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:42pm

MEDIA CONTACTS
Evelyn Stewart, Director - Evelyn.Stewart@ci.monroe.la.us - 318.329.2237
Jenny Burnham, Curator of Education - Jenny.Burnham@ci.monroe.la.us - 318.329.2237

Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:32pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo, and the Monroe City Council join Monroe Regional Airport Director Ron Phillips and invite the media and public to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Delta Pond and Flag poles at the entrance of the Monroe Regional airport.

Posted: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 4:44pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo, the Monroe City Council, City Engineer Kim Golden & Staff join Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Dr.

Posted: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 4:42pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council join City Engineer Kim Golden and staff, along with Michael Domingue, Louisiana Administrator for the Federal Highway Administration Recreational Trails Program to invite the media and public to the ribbon cutting ceremony for Mo

Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 2:08pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo issues the following proclamation in support of "Small Business Saturday", and encourages all Monroe and northeast Louisiana residents to shop locally on Saturday, November 25, 2017. 

Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 4:25pm

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures & Garbage Schedule 

Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 4:18pm
Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:47pm

In order to provide the most effective disinfection process, the City of Monroe Water System is making a temporary change in the type of disinfectant used in the water supply starting on November 20, 2017 and ending around January 20, 2018.

Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:21pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the City of Monroe Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. 

WHEN: 6 pm Saturday, November 18th 

WHERE: Monroe Civic Center Plaza 

Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 1:38pm

2017 City of Monroe Property Tax Continuation Propositions on the November 18th Election Ballot
EARLY VOTING November 3rd thru 11th

Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 1:26pm

Come Geek Out at the RiverMarket for Geeks Along the River

Posted: Friday, November 3, 2017 - 9:10am

2017 City of Monroe Property Tax Continuation Propositions on the November 18th Election Ballot
EARLY VOTING November 3rd thru 11th

Posted: Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 4:45pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and Fire Chief Terry Williams announce the temporary closure of the Richwood Road #1 Fire Station for mold remediation. 

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:45am

Ouachita Green is offering a photo opportunity to area news media as they prepare for America Recycles Day.

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:44am

“We are excited to hear this great news about CenturyLink.  The recent FCC approval of their acquisition of Level 3 is just wonderful.  Our state’s signature corporate headquarters, located right here in Monroe, LA, continues to expand its global footprint in the world of telecommunicat

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:42am

WHAT:  Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council, in conjunction with the Dept. of Children & Family Services, invite the media and public to the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services Annual Adoption Awareness Month Event.

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:40am

Mayor Jamie Mayo and Fire Chief Terry Williams announce the temporary closure of the Breard Street Fire Station for mold remediation. 

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:38am

WHAT:  Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo will be joined by Monroe Regional Airport Director Ron Phillips and Public Works Director Tom Janway to announce $41 million dollars in Airport Construction Projects.  

 

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 8:31am

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo, the Monroe City Council and Monroe Police Department announce their 7th S.A.V.E. Initiative Community Meeting.

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 8:30am

Monroe City Fire Chief Terry Williams announces the temporary closure of the Forsythe Fire Station (#6), effective immediately, due to a recent report of mold in the station.

Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 4:01pm

The Monroe Fire Department, in conjunction with the City Water Distribution Department, will be conducting our annual citywide fire hydrant inspections. The inspections will begin Monday, October 9th and will last through Friday, December 1st.

Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:56pm

FREE TO ATTEND: COME TO THE ART CRAWL 

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5 – 9pm 

Outside Gallery, Art Alley (N. 2nd Street) and the railroad tracks, Monroe, LA 

Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:18pm

WHAT: Temporary Railroad crossing closure on Kansas Lane at Milhaven Road 

FOR: Rail Repairs 

WHEN: Sunday, October 8, 2017 6:00 am to 6:00 pm 

Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:31pm

Beginning, October 16, 2017, Monroe Transit will be implementing service changes. Those changes are:

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:06pm

WHAT: Temporary Road Closure Peach Street @ South Grand; Peach Street @ Jackson Street 

FOR: Sewer Repairs 

WHEN: NOW until Monday, October 03, 2017 

CONTACT: Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe Engineering Department 

Posted: Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:54am

The City of Monroe has started the drawdown of the water level of the retention pond which is known as Lake Deborah, in the River Oaks area. This is necessary to allow contractor access to repair several areas of the Forsythe Chauvin levee which was damaged during the historic March 2016 flood.

Posted: Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:52am

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo, Monroe City Council Members, Fire Chief Terry Williams, and Interim Police Chief Eugene Ellis invite you to join them for the 16th Anniversary memorial ceremony commemorating the events of September 11, 2001. Guest Speaker is Pastor Vance Price from St.

Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 8:37am

TThe Monroe Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board has received official notice from the Office of the State Examiner for Fire & Civil Service, in Baton Rouge, that a posting period and date has been set for the Monroe Police Department Police Chief Exam.

Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 8:35am

The Gallery by Origin Bank, Member FDIC at Monroe Regional Airport and the Masur Museum of Art proudly present:

Posted: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 3:34pm

WHAT: Temporary Road Closure on Lee Avenue @Hippolyte AND @ Carolina

FOR: Sewer Repairs

WHEN: Tuesday, August 8 thru Sunday, August 13, 2017

Posted: Monday, August 7, 2017 - 3:33pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo, the Monroe City Council and Monroe Police Department announce their 5th SAVE Initiative Community Meeting.

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 8:23am

Mayor Jamie Mayo, today, announces Major Eugene Ellis as Interim Police Chief of the Monroe Police Department, effective August 1, 2017. Ellis is a 31-year veteran of the Monroe Police Department. He will replace outgoing Monroe Police Chief Dr.

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 8:22am

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join our Engineering Department to announce a groundbreaking ceremony to be held at 9 am Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the City of Monroe Water Pollution Control Center (WPCC), located at 770 Richwood Road No. 2, Monroe, LA, 71202.

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 8:10am

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join the Parks & Recreation Division of the City of Monroe Community Affairs Department to announce the 8th Annual City of Monroe Benoit Community Center Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Saturday, August 12, 2017.

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 8:09am

Who: Bayou Classic and Monroe Regional Airport Partner to Host the 44th Bayou
What: 44th Bayou Classic Kickoff Reception
When: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Monroe Regional Airport, 5400 Operations Road, Monroe, LA 71203

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 11:30am

In a press conference held at 11 am Monday, July 17, 2017, Mayor Jamie Mayo named the following new Department Heads:

 -Director of Administration Stacey Rowell, CPA

-Assistant Director of Administration Curtis Heard

-Director of Community Affairs Robert Johnson

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 2:07pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join our Engineering Department to announce a groundbreaking ceremony to be held at 9 am Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the City of Monroe Water Pollution Control Center (WPCC), located at 770 Richwood Road No. 2, Monroe, LA, 71202.

Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:56pm

WHAT: Temporary Extended Street Closure

WHEN: 24/7 beginning Saturday, July 15, 2017 for approximately 120 days (4 months)

Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:54pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join the Department of Community Affairs, the Real Cowboy Association, and event sponsors to invite the media and public to Monroe Civic Center Arena for a PRESS CONFERENCE, 12 noon Friday, July 21, to officially kickoff the 17th Annual

Posted: Friday, July 7, 2017 - 8:54am

Monroe Water System Manager Sean Benton reports that some portions of the Monroe Water System will experience temporary low water pressure this morning due to crews working in a main distribution valve near the corner of North 18th and Speed Avenue.  Benton says that water pressure should be

Posted: Friday, July 7, 2017 - 8:53am

WHAT: Temporary Road Closure on Dick Taylor between Lydell and Mouton
FOR: Sewer Repairs
WHEN: Friday, July 7 until Friday, July 14, 2017
CONTACT: Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe Engineering Department (318) 376-1346

Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:49am

Time/Date: 2pm until 5pm Saturday, July 1, 2017

Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:38am

Mayor Jamie Mayo announces all of the following City of Monroe facilities, departments and offices will be CLOSED on Tuesday, July 4th in observation of the 2017 Independence Day holiday.

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 3:36pm

The Plum Street Underpass (Union Pacific Railroad Crossing) will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, June 26, 2017, for up to 90 days.  The project will repair 2016 flood/storm related damages to the embankment and catch basins.  The pump station will not be affected by the project,

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:48pm

Monroe Public Works Sandbag Operation Distribution To begin at 1pm today

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:12pm

Residents Urged to Prepare for Potential Heavy Rainfall

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council urge residents of Monroe and all of Ouachita Parish to prepare for potential heavy rainfall related to the trop

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 3:04pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 16, 2017
Temporary Road Closures on Desiard Street due to Sidewalk Project

Posted: Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 4:10pm

June 13th Groundbreaking Ceremony for Rochelle Street Pump Station and Flood Control Project

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council join the City of Monroe Engineering Department to invite the me

Posted: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 1:00pm

Local Civic Club to host Annual Appreciation Day for City of Monroe Garbage Workers

The local Samoan Civic and Social Club will host their annual Garbage Workers Appreciation Day lunch 11:30 am Wednesday, Ju

Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:17pm

Beginning June 5th, Monroe Transit will begin a new service that will allow extra time to transfer between routes at the Downtown Terminal.

Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 1:09pm

Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to Present Award to City of Monroe for winning the 2017 Own Your Own Health City vs.

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 1:48pm

OMCAP Relocates to LA Workforce Commission Office on Louisville Ave

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:29am

Memorial Day Holiday Closure & Garbage Schedule

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the following regarding the Monday, May 29, 2017, Memorial Day Holiday.

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 1:57pm

Temporary Road Closures on Hippolyte for Sewer Repairs

WHAT: Temporary Road Closure at the intersection of Lee Ave @ Hippolyte AND Dick Taylor @ Hippolyte for Sewer Repairs

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:09pm

David Barnes Retires as Director of Administration

Mayor Jamie Mayo announces the retirement of City of Monroe Director of Administration David Barnes, effective Friday, May 12, 2017.

Posted: Friday, May 5, 2017 - 4:44pm

National Drinking Water Week 2017 May 7th thru 13th

Your Water!
To Know It Is To Love It.

Posted: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:02am

2017 Run for the Wall Rolls through Monroe May 22nd

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the 2017 Run for the Wall Memorial Ceremony will be held 8:30 am Monday, May 22, at the War

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:55am

OMCAP Offices Temporarily Relocates to Johnson Community Center due to Fire at City Hall Annex South

Ms.

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:54am

Fire at City Hall Annex South on Jackson Street causes Temporary Relocation of Services

At approximately 8:46 pm Tuesday, April 25, the Monroe Fire Department was dispatched to a fire that broke out at the C

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 8:23am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Posted: Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:34pm

WHAT: Temporary Road Closure Walnut @ Pine ( North End); Walnut @ Washington (South End) for Storm Drainage Repairs

WHEN: Monday, April 10, 2017 until Friday April 14, 2017

Detour: North 2nd Street

Scholarship Scramble
Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:56am

The 15th Annual Entergy-City of Monroe Community Service Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 7th at Chennault Park Golf Course.  Tee time for the four-man scramble will be at 1pm.  Registration is $100 per player ($400 per team).  Lunch will be served at

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:38pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the application period for our six-week long 2017 City of Monroe Youth Summer Job Program will begin on Monday, March 27th.

Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:51pm

WHAT:  Temporary Road Closure on Levee Drive (between Pargoud and Cuba Blvd) WHEN:  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 9 am until 3 pm (weather permitting)

WHY:  Ongoing Pump Repairs/Upgrades  

Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 3:55pm

WHAT:  Temporary Road Closure Dick Taylor between Lidell and Thomas

WHEN: March 14, 2017 through March 17, 2017 from  7:00am - 5:00 pm daily WHY:  Waterline repair

CONTACT:  Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe Engineering Dept. (318) 376-1346

Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 3:54pm

Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends! Origin Bank RiverMarket is hosting the first ever #DoitinDoMo Kids' Cutest Photo Contest. 

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:13am
WHAT:  Temporary Street closure on Walnut St.
Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:10am
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS 
Card Making Workshop for Adults 
 
Saturday, March 11, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 pm 
$30 museum members / $40 non-members 
 
Beginning Calligraphy Workshop for Adults 
Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:05am

2017 City of Monroe State of the City Address 

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 5:00pm

Earlier today in Baton Rouge, State Representative Katrina Jackson and Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo met with Governor John Bel Edwards to discuss the important need for Disaster Recovery Dollars to assist Monroe, Ouachita Parish and northeast Louisiana residents.  They were joined in this meeting

Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:10am

WHAT:  Temporary Street Closure on Levee Drive

WHEN: Monday, February 13, 2017 from 9am until 3pm

WHY:  Pump Station Repairs

CONTACT:  Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe Engineering Department (318) 376-1346

Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 9:43am

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  The 2017 slogan is “Choose Tap Water for a Sparkling Smile.”  The City of Monroe (COM) division of Parks & Recreation will partner with local dentists and others to give away free toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss and etc.

Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 4:28pm

WHAT:  Temporary Street Closure on Oliver Road for Sewer Repairs 

WHEN: Tuesday January 31, 2017 at 9AM - Wednesday February 1, 2017 5:00PM

CONTACT:  Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe Engineering Department (318) 376-1346

Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 3:59pm

Public Works Director Tom Janway and Monroe Water System Manager Sean Benton announce, the City of Monroe Water System will return to using chloramines as its primary disinfectant on January 27, 2017.

Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 1:44pm

Upon learning about the death of local legend Mr. Earnie Miles, Mayor Jamie Mayo issues the following statement:

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 4:25pm

MONROE – Northeast Louisiana employers who are searching for good employees can find them at the 2017 Northeast Louisiana Job Fair. The event will be held on February 1 from  

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 4:08pm

WHAT:  Temporary Road Closure South Grand at Jack McHenry South bound and Standifer North Bound

WHEN: Monday, January 23 from 8AM - 5PM 

REASON: Sewer repair

CONTACT:  Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe Engineering Dept. (318) 376-1346

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:42pm

WHAT: Monroe Area Disaster Recovery Resources Fair hosted by FEMA

WHEN: 9 am until 3 pm Saturday, January 28, 2017

LOCATION: Monroe Public Safety Building  
1810 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, 71202, in Monroe, LA

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:40pm

WHAT:  Temporary Road Closure at Levee Drive for Pump Repairs

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 17th from 9AM-12PM and Wednesday, Jan. 18th from 9AM-12PM

CONTACT:  Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe Engineering Dept. (318) 376-1346

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:39pm

WHAT:  Mayor Jamie Mayo, members of the Monroe City Council and Fire Chief Terry Williams invite the media and public for the unveiling of new fire department command and support vehicles.

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 11:05am

WHAT:  Temporary Road Closure at Levee Drive for Pump Repairs

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 17th from 9AM-12PM and Wednesday, Jan. 18th from 9AM-12PM

CONTACT:  Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe Engineering Dept. (318) 376-1346

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 11:03am

WHAT:  Mayor Jamie Mayo, members of the Monroe City Council and Fire Chief Terry Williams invite the media and public for the unveiling of new fire department command and support vehicles.

Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 4:39pm

Thursday, December 29, 2016 has officially been proclaimed as Coach Broderick Fobbs & 2016 HBCU National Champion Grambling Tigers Football Day.

Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 4:33pm

First of Many
January 7, 2-5pm

Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 3:21pm

WHAT: A special press conference will be held at Monroe City Hall, at which Mayor Jamie Mayo will issue a Proclamation proclaiming Thursday, December 29, 2016 as Coach Broderick Fobbs and Grambling State University Tigers Football Day, in honor of Monroe native and current Grambling State Univers

Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 4:39pm

All of the following City of Monroe offices will be CLOSED on Sunday, December 25th and Monday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas Holiday; AND, will be CLOSED on Sunday, January 1st and Monday, January 2nd in observance of the New Year's Holiday (Unless Noted):  

Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 4:38pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo, the Monroe City Council, and Keep Monroe Beautiful Executive Director Greg Smith are pleased to announce the City of Monroe Public Works Department will, once again, conduct FREE Christmas Tree Recycling.

Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 1:18pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo, Monroe City Council members, city department heads and employees will be helping with the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana’s Senior Program distribution.

WHEN: 8:45 am until 10:45 am Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Posted: Friday, December 16, 2016 - 4:11pm

WHAT: Grand Opening Wine & Cheese event for The Gallery (art gallery) sponsored by Origin Bank, inside the Monroe Regional Airport The event will feature artwork by internationally acclaimed artist Don Cincone.

WHEN: 5:30 pm until 7 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Posted: Friday, December 16, 2016 - 4:08pm

WHAT: 13th Annual Mayor's Christmas Bike Give-A-Way
WHEN: 10:00am  Friday, December 16, 2016 (TODAY)
WHERE: Monroe City Hall (Council Chamber)

Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:21pm

For the 18th consecutive year Denmon Engineering is bringing some holiday cheer to a number of underprivileged children in northeast Louisiana.  

Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 1:33pm

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, Chief Administrative Officer Mike Vining, and Chief Operations Officer Jimmie Bryant are in Lafayette, Louisiana, today, attending the Louisiana Symposium on Recovery and Resilience.  The event is taking place from 8:30 am until 7 pm today at the Louisiana Immersive

Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 3:58pm

Attention City of Monroe Water System Customers:

In the 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, Act 605 was enacted authorizing an increase in the Safe Drinking Water fee beginning on January 1, 2017.

Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:54am

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
$30 – museum members / $40 – non-members
Ages 5-8
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ages 9-12
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016 - 3:43pm

WHAT:  Temporary Lane Closure 
WHEN:  Monday, December 5th  through Friday, December 30th
WHERE:  Eastbound lanes of Forsythe Extension between U.S. 165 and Deborah Drive WHY: Sewer Repairs

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016 - 3:42pm

The Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau announces the following event schedule changes due to the predicted heavy rainfall this weekend:

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016 - 3:36pm

The National Weather Service is predicting a possible rainfall of 3-6 inches over the next 72 hours, beginning early Saturday morning.  

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 1:39pm

All City of Monroe Offices, Monroe City Court, Monroe City Marshals, Monroe Civic Center, Monroe Community (Recreation) Centers, and Masur Museum of Art WILL BE CLOSED on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 4:17pm

WHAT:  Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the City of Monroe Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

WHEN:  6 pm Saturday, November 19th

WHERE:  Monroe Civic Center Plaza  

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 4:10pm

At a ceremony held at Louisiana Delta Community College Tuesday, November 15th, Mayor Jamie Mayo was among local leaders named as an Honorary Member of The National Society of Leadership and Success for his "commitment to excellence in developing student leaders."  

Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 3:26pm

WHAT:  Mayor Jamie Mayo and members of the Monroe City Council will present a $35,000 check from the City of Monroe in support of the NELA Children’s Museum.  The presentation will take place during the museum’s Christmas preview night.

Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 3:24pm

WHAT:  Temporary Street Closure

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 15 through Thursday, November 17, 2016

WHERE:  Plum St. between Georgia Street and Mississippi Street

WHY: Sewer Repairs

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 11:01am

Union Pacific Railroad has closed their Standifer Street crossing for emergency repairs UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  City of Monroe Traffic Engineering personnel have barricaded both sides of the crossing.

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2016 - 3:55pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce Monroe Police Chief Quentin D.

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2016 - 3:51pm

Today, Mayor Jamie Mayo was joined by representatives from various City of Monroe departments to deliver 2,375 pounds of food and other items to the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana.  

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 4:45pm

WHAT:  The Deborah Drive Retention Pond will be drawn down by approximately one foot.

WHEN:  Beginning Thursday, November 3rd and lasting for approximately seven to ten days.

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 4:45pm

WHAT:  Contractors will be relocating a water main that services the Deborah Drive Area. 
The project may cause residents on Lake DeSiard Drive to experience having no water pressure. 
Those on neighboring streets may experience having very low water pressure.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 1:30pm

WHAT:  Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council, in conjunction with the Dept. of Children & Family Services, invite the media and public to the annual Adoption Awareness Month Event.

WHEN:  1 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 4:36pm

WHAT:  FREE Nutrition Classes presented by trained educators from the LSU AgCenter, Sponsored by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

WHEN:  5:30 pm until 6:30 pm November 1st, 3rd, 17th and 29th, 2016

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:58am

WHAT: Temporary Street Closure   
WHEN: Now through November 2, 2016  
WHERE: Beauregard St. between Georgia Street and Alabama Street
WHY: Sewer Repairs

Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 4:36pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are proud to join the Department of Children & Family Services and the Family Resource Center to invite the public and media to the 2nd annual Fun Run.

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 4:42pm

Children:


“Preschool Masters”

With Denise Harrison
Ages 3 – 4
Saturday, October 22nd
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$50 museum members / $65 non-members
(All supplies provided)

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 4:29pm

The City of Monroe Water System has begun the process of lowering Lake Bartholomew for vegetation control and maintenance.   The lake will be lowered at a rate of no more than 4 inches per day.  During this time, the lake will be lowered by a total of 2 to 6 feet below normal pool

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 4:25pm

Each year, the Children’s Coalition for NELA, in partnership with Northeast Delta Human Services Authority, work with schools to raise awareness on bullying.  This effort is being expanded to also reach our business communities and families.  A special press briefing will be held 10:30

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 8:18am

As part of Fire Prevention Week 2016, on Saturday, October 15, the Monroe Fire Department will be hosting its annual 5K Run/Walk at Forsythe Park.  

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 8:16am

The City of Monroe is proud to share the following announcement from the University of Louisiana at Monroe:

RSVP for this year's ULM Awards Brunch & Homecoming Presentation

Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 9:39am

As part of Fire Prevention Week, the MFD is encouraging everyone within the City of Monroe to participate in the City Wide Fire Drill to be held at 11:30 am Wednesday, October 12, 2016. 

Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 4:01pm

MEDIA IS INVITED

When: 9:00 AM Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Where: Wood Street bridge over Crocodile Creek
(near Bethel Baptist Church 200 South 22nd Street Monroe, LA)

Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:40am

The City of Monroe is pleased to announce Mayor Jamie Mayo and Councilwoman Juanita Woods (District 3) will be attending the 7th Annual Reclaiming Vacant Properties (RVP) Conference September 28-30, 2016, in Baltimore, Maryland.  This conference will bring together approximately 1,000 change

Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 1:39pm

City of Monroe receives Delta Regional Authority Grant for Water Service Expansion to Century Village Project

This morning Mayor Jamie Mayo and City Councilwoman Gretchen Ezernack are in Baton Rouge, LA, where they participated in a press conference with Governor John Bel Edwards, Delta R

Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 9:21am

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual City of Monroe Access Program (MAP) - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) & Contractors workshop will be held from 9 am until 11:30 am Tuesday, September 13, in the Bayou Room of the Monroe Convention Cent

Posted: Friday, September 9, 2016 - 9:40am

Monroe Water Superintendent Sean Benton says city public works crews are attempting to isolate and repair a leak in a 20-inch water main off of Louberta Street in Monroe.  Some residents and business in areas ranging from Pecanland Mall to U.S.

Posted: Friday, September 9, 2016 - 9:37am

PARTY 318 will be held on Thursday, September 22nd, from 5:30pm to 8:30ish pm Monroe’s best block party!

The Masur Museum and Marsala Beverage present our next pARTy 318!!! Pop in after work.

Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 4:07pm

WHAT:

Mayor Jamie Mayo, Monroe City Council Members, Fire Chief Terry Williams, and Police Chief Quentin Holmes invite you to join them for the 15th Anniversary memorial ceremony commemorating the events of September 11, 2001.  Guest Speaker is Louisiana State Police Troop F Commande

Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:48pm

The media is invited to the following event

Posted: Friday, September 2, 2016 - 4:00pm

All media outlets are encouraged to attend a news conference on 1:30 pm Tuesday, September 6, at the middle shelter located at Forsythe Point.  All parties involved in this year’s Water Sweep will be on hand to provide interviews and insight on the event which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept

Posted: Friday, September 2, 2016 - 3:57pm

12th Annual cleanup of Ouachita River and area bodies of water

Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 2:19pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council announce the following CLOSURES in observance of the September 5, 2016, Labor Day Holiday:

Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:00am

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to invite the media and public to a ribbon cutting ceremony 11 am Monday, August 29, 2016, for the I-20 and I-20/Garrett interchange lighting project.  The staging area will be the northeast (overflow) parking lot of Town Place Suites

Posted: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 1:34pm

The media is invited to a special press conference 11 am Thursday, August 11, 2016, at the CenturyLink Technology Center of Excellence, located at 100 CenturyLink Drive in Monroe, Louisiana.

Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 4:49pm

The media is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony 9 am Friday, July 22, at the Monroe Regional Airport’s Passenger Lounge, located within the main terminal building at 5400 Operations Road.

Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 4:18pm

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition in Partnership with the City of Monroe Planning and Urban Development Division Invites You to Join Us in a Community Reinvestment and Asset Mapping Training

When: 10 am – 12 pm August 3, 2016

Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 4:14pm

The Masur Museum of Art and Twin City Art Foundation proudly present:

Accalia and the Swamp Monster

Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 4:11pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo issues the following statement:

Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 2:58pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo, the Monroe City Council, the City of Monroe Engineering and Public Works departments announce a community meeting will be held 6 pm Thursday, July 14, 2016, at the Saul Adler Community Center, located at 3900 Westminster Avenue in Monroe, LA.

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 8:28pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo, the Monroe City Council, Monroe Fire Chief Terry L.

Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 2:57pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo, the Monroe City Council, Monroe Fire Chief Terry L.

Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 8:34am

The media is invited for a showing of the “Fight the Blight: Community Mapping Project” undertaken by the 2016 City of Monroe Green Team summer workers.

Posted: Monday, July 4, 2016 - 2:58pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo will hold a press briefing 11 am Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at City Hall to discuss the Sunday, July 3, shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the Monroe Civic Center.

Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 2:13pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join the Department of Community Affairs Parks & Recreation division

Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 2:10pm

The City of Monroe invites the media and general public to the inaugural ceremony for Mayor Jamie Mayo and members

Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:51pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join the Department of Community Affairs, the Real Cowboy

Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 9:44am

The Forsythe Point area has been temporarily closed due to flooding from the high water on the Ouachita River.

Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 9:42am

The annual State of the City of Monroe Address will take place Thursday, February 11, 2016, at the Monroe Civic Center Arena, located at 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway.

Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 9:39am

Leading up to his February 11th State of the City Address, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo announces two Town Hall Meetings for the public and business community to attend.