News & Announcements Listing

Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 1:10pm

“A Day of Celebrating the Waste Industry”Time/Date: 11 am Wednesday, June 19, 2019Location: Monroe Convention Center – Fort Miro Room (NOTE: Parking will be on backside of building due to parking lot construction) On Wednesday, June

Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 3:54pm

WHAT: Temporary Street Closure at Levee Drive FOR: Pump station repairs WHEN: Tuesday May 21, 2019, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm CONTACT: Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe Engineering Department(318) 376-1346

X Barks the Spot in PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” in Monroe
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 3:53pm

Join the Heroic Pups on a Pirate-Themed MissionWhen They Take the Stage at the Jack Howard Theater, October 29 & 30MONROE, LA (May 21, 2019) – All paws on deck! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAWPatrol Live! “The Great

Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 8:28am

On view May 30 – Aug 17, 2019Free Public Reception: Thursday, May 30, 5:30-7:30 pmRemarks from the Director and Curator: 6:30 pm A selection of artwork to be exhibited is at the end of this document.About the Exhibition:2019 is about

Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 8:22am

Officials from the Louisiana Garden Club Federation (LGCF) will be at Monroe City HallThursday, May 16, to award the City of Monroe for its statewide victory in the annual CleanestCity Contest. The award presentation will take place at 11:15

Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 8:21am

The Gallery by Origin Bank, Member FDIC at Monroe Regional Airport and theMasur Museum of Art proudly present:Gallery Reception and Artist’s Talk:RESCHEDULED for 5pm - 7pm Thursday, May 23 At the Monroe Regional Airport - The Gallery by

Posted: Monday, May 6, 2019 - 4:50pm

Joe Clawson, Director of the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo says, “It is with heavy heartsthat we announce the death of our beloved hippopotamus, Penelope. Penelope has been afeatured animal at our zoo since 1988. She was almost 32

Posted: Monday, May 6, 2019 - 11:29am

Over the last few weeks, the City of Monroe Water System has received complaints from our customers noticing an earthy taste and odor in their tap water.The unpleasant taste and odor are a natural occurrence caused by an increasing in algae

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 4:56pm

May 3 – June 30The City of Monroe Water System will begin its spring water main flushing program on Friday,May 3rd. The purpose of water main flushing is to remove settled iron particles from within ourunderground water mains, to continue to

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 10:38am

61st Annual Barak Shrine CircusWhen: May 3-5 @ Monroe Civic CenterKICKOFF PRESS CONFERENCE: 10:30 am Thursday, May 2, 2019LOCATION: Monroe Civic Center Arena (Lobby), 401 Lea Joyner ExpresswaySUMMARY: Officials from the Barak Shrine will host

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:31am

There is a temporary road closure near the intersection of South College Street and Owl Street, due to a repair being made to a sewer main.The area is expected to be blocked off until approximately 3:30 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2019. 

Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:41am

Monroe Wins Louisiana Garden Club Federation Cleanest City Contest (Category 1) Today, Louisiana Garden Club Federation officials informed Mayor Jamie Mayo that the City of Monroe won their 2019 Cleanest City Contest for Category I.

Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:30am

Mayor Mayo’s Youth F.U.N. & FIT 2 EAT Initiative KICKOFF EVENT  When: 9:30 AM, Friday, April 26, 2019Where: Benoit Community Center, 1700 Oaklawn Drive SUMMARY: Nearly one hundred elementary school students will be in attendance

Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:30am

S.A.V.E. Initiative Update  WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo and Monroe Police Chief Eugene Ellis invites the media and public to a press conference for an update on the S.A.V.E. Initiative aimed at helping steer local youth in a positive

Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 3:11pm

Measure will now have to go before Senate and House for a VoteIn Baton Rouge, yesterday, the Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs unanimouslyapproved the City of Monroe’s request for Senate Bill 33 to move out of committee and

Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 3:09pm

Due to the extreme amount of rainfall from this weekend’s severe thunderstorm, and thepredicted rainfall later this week, the Monroe Public Works Department will be openingsandbagging operations at 1 pm Tuesday, April 16, at four different

Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 3:08pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council join Community Affairs Director Robert C. Johnson and Parks & Recreation division head Bruce Watson to announce the B.J. Washington Fitness Center, located at 1300 Richwood Road, is now

Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:39am

Press Release Mayor Jamie Mayo will be featured during a segment of the latest edition of the Louisiana Public Broadcasting channel’s “Louisiana: The State We’re In” television show this weekend!The show will air at 7 pm Friday, April 5

Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 3:09pm

Masur Museum Presents 10th Annual Off the Wall Fundraiser! Hosted by the Twin City Foundation to benefit the Masur Museum of Art  CONTACT: Evelyn Stewart at (318) 329-2237 or via email at evelyn.stewart@ci.monroe.la.usWHEN: 

Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 2:46pm

Bayou State Trail Riders Association 15th Anniversary Scholarship Trail RideWHEN: April 7-12, 2019CONTACT: Justin January (318) 348-6087 or John Cole, Sr. (318) 537-1271 for more information about support, participating in the trail

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 4:33pm

March 2019 Community Benevolent ActMonroe Jamie Mayo is pleased to announce the following upcoming check presentation:WHEN: 10 AM Thursday, March 28, 2019WHERE: Ouachita Multipurpose Community Action Program (O.M.C.A.P.), located at

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 4:32pm

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 13. The Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community service

Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 5:14pm

The Monroe Regional airport will be conducting a Disaster Drill beginning at 9 AMWednesday, March 27, 2019. There will be a large presence of emergency vehicles andpersonnel around the airport. Passengers arriving and departing the airport

Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 5:14pm

In Baton Rouge today, Mayor Jamie Mayo and City Engineer Kim Golden went before theState Joint Legislative Committee to secure state support and funding for an estimated $6.8M80-acre retention pond project along Youngs Bayou. The project will

Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 5:04pm

WHAT: Temporary Road Closure Loop Rd @ PointeFOR: Sewer Tie-insWHEN: Wednesday March 20, 2019 to Thursday March 21, 2019CONTACT: Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe EngineeringDepartment (318) 376-1346

Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 1:27pm

Eligible graduating high school seniors attending Carroll, Wossman, Neville, River Oaks, St.Frederick, and Ouachita Christian School are encouraged to apply for the 17th Annual Entergy-City of Monroe Community Service Scholarship.

Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 3:50pm

 TEST TAKING STRATEGIES DRINKING & DRIVING | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUICIDE PREVENTION | BULLYINGWHAT: The Monroe Police Department’s O.K. (Our Kids) male youth mentoring program, in partnership with Real Vision from Real Women

Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 4:17pm

Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo Director Joe Clawson issues the following statement, “We are sad to report that Basha the lioness, who has been a star at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo for twenty years, has passed away. The exact

Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 4:16pm

March 16 at Ike Hamilton Expo CenterMayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join Ouachita Green in making the following announcement:The 2019 Great American Cleanup kicks off with Household Hazardous Waste Day, scheduled

Posted: Monday, March 4, 2019 - 1:28pm

On view Feb. 28, 2019 – May 11, 2019Closing reception with Juror’s Talk and Prize Announcements:Thursday, April 25, 5:30-7:30pmAbout the ExhibitionThe Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 4:51pm

City Employees to Donate over 800 items, including: Food, Bedding, and Household Items to local Ronald McDonald HouseFebruary City Employee Benevolent ActMayor Jamie Mayo is pleased to announce City of Monroe employees will be making a

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 3:35pm

Monroe Public Works asks City Residents to help keep Drainage Ditches Clear of Debris as we face a week of expected RainfallIn anticipation of predicted heavy rainfall over the new several days, the City of Monroe Public Works Department is

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 3:31pm

City of Monroe Partners with P3 Campus and Monroe City Schools to Launch an App-based initiative that allows anonymous reporting of safety and mental health concernsThe media and interested parties are invited to a press conference to be held

Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 4:12pm

Mayor Mayo and City Council to honor 2019 Pro Football Hall of Famer Johnny Robinson by Proclaiming today Johnny Robinson Day in MonroeMayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council will present newly elected Pro Football Hall of Famer Johnny

Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 4:09pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo is pleased to announce the 2019 City of Monroe State of the City Address will be held Thursday, February 21st at the Monroe Civic Center Arena, located at 401 Lee Joyner Expressway. The public is invited.Doors will open at 11

January Benevolent Act
Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 1:33pm

Monroe City Employees assembled 400 Hygiene Kits which were delivered to the Salvation Army of NELA and the Monroe City School System.The effort is our JANUARY 2019 CITY EMPLOYEE COMMUNITY BENEVOLENT ACT, and it was 100% funded with personal

Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 9:13am

Mayor Jamie Mayo joins Public Works Director Tom Janway to announce that possible icy road conditions may cause delays in garbage and trash pickups; and, it may cause changes in the Monroe Transit System schedule on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 5:02pm

Water System Manger, Sean Benton announces that the City of Monroe Water System will return to using chloramines as its routine disinfectant on Monday February 4, 2019. Water Treatment personal successfully injected pure chlorine into the

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 11:47am

Mayor Jamie Mayo, who is scheduled to fly into the Monroe Regional Airport tonight, as he returns from the 87th U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., issues the following statement regarding the government shutdown

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 11:45am

Monroe Regional Airport Director Ron Phillips says, “It appears that the federal government shutdown is being felt in Monroe. This morning, three (3) flights at the Monroe Regional Airport were cancelled because TSA agents did not report to

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 4:52pm

Award Presented at U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C.  Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo is pleased to announce the City of Monroe was awarded a $25,000 grant for the Mayor’s Fit Monroe Program, a planned initiative designed to

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 4:00pm

The Gallery by Origin Bank, Member FDIC at Monroe Regional Airport and theMasur Museum of Art proudly present:Acts of FaithSelections from the Will and Cheryl Sutton CollectionOn view now – March 15, 2019The Gallery by Origin Bank ribbon

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:12pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce thefollowing ribbon cutting and invite the media and public to attend:WHAT: Mayor Mayo, City and Northeast Louisiana Arts Council officials, andlocal artists will unveil the

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:56am

Mayor Jamie Mayo announces the following City of Monroe facilities, departments and offices will be CLOSED on Monday, January 21, in observation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.Community CentersMasur Museum of ArtMonroe City

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:55am

WHAT: We have extended the temporary bridge closures at the two following locations -Louberta Street between Swayze and South 28th Streets; and,Grammont Street between South 18th and South 20th StreetsFOR: Bridge repairsTIME PERIOD: Now until

Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 3:17pm

WHAT: We have temporary bridge closures at the two following locationsLouberta Street between Swayze and South 28th Streets; and,Grammont Street between South 18th and South 20th StreetsFOR: Bridge repairsTIME PERIOD: Now until Friday,

Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 2:51pm

The City of Monroe will celebrate its 40th Annual Birthday Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 11:30 am until 1 pm Thursday, January 10, 2019, in the W.L. “Jack” Howard Theater of the Monroe Civic Center Complex. The entire community

Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 9:07am

For the 20th consecutive year, Denmon Engineering is bringing some holiday cheer to several underprivileged children this season. The 2018 Denmon Engineering’s “Caring for Kids” event will kick off at 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 5th, at Berg

Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:34am

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, 2018 and ending around January 21, 2019. This

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 4:28pm

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 onThursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23, in observance of the

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 11:57am

Contact: Crystal Booker, Crystal.Booker@greyhound.com   (214) 849 - 6826Greyhound’s relocation provides continued access to surrounding cities for community residentsDALLAS (Nov. 14, 2018) — Greyhound Lines Inc., the largest

Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:18pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo is pleased to join the City’s Legal Department and union officials to announce the International Association of Firefighters Local Union #629 (AFL-CIO) and the InternationalUnion of Operating Engineers Local Union #407 (AFL-

Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 1:46pm

WHAT: Temporary Bridge Closure Oak StreetFOR: Bridge and canal repairsWHEN: Beginning TODAY, Wednesday October 31, until further notice, between the hours of8 am to 5 pm during weekdaysCONTACT: Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe

Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 1:45pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the City ofMonroe Annual Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyWHEN: 6 pm Saturday, November 17thWHERE: Monroe Civic Center PlazaWHO: The entire family is invited to enjoy

Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 3:23pm

The Twin City Firefighters Association and the Monroe Fire Department announce the beginning of their annual Stuff the Truck Toy Drive to benefit needy children this Christmas. A press conference will be held at the City of Monroe Public

Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 3:16pm

The Masur Museum of Art Proudly Presents Two New Exhibitions:Richard Buswell: Close to Home and En plein air: The Artist and the Natural WorldOn view Nov. 1, 2018 – Feb. 9, 2019Opening Reception with Curator’s Talk: Thursday, November 1,

Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:04am

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 DCFS National Adoption Awareness Month Event. WHEN: 1 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:01am

LIVE TOUR VISITS – Monroe’s W.L. “Jack” Howard Theater – April 24, 2019 TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 NEW PBS CONCERT SPECIAL TO AIR THIS FALL Monroe, CELTIC WOMAN (www.celticwoman.com), the Grammy® -nominated, multi

Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 4:13pm

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the observanceof America Recycles Day on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Area residents will be able to Reduce,Reuse, and Recycle during an event at the Monroe Civic

Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:27pm

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are proud to join Monroe Fire ChiefTerry Williams to announce the following:The Monroe Fire Department is pleased to announce our annual Fire Prevention Week will beOctober 7-13, 2018. This

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:21pm

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are proud to join Monroe Fire ChiefTerry Williams to announce the following:WHAT: Monroe firefighters will present a check for $1000 to officials with the Susan G.Komen Foundation of

Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 3:24pm

Monroe Mayor Jamie, the Monroe City Council and Community Affairs Director Robert C.Johnson are pleased to join Evelyn Stewart, Director of the Masur Museum of Art, to announcethe following activities and events.Exciting upcoming events in

Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 3:16pm

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and Community Affairs Director announce that Dr. GeorgeCannon has been hired as the new director of the Monroe Civic Center, effective Monday,October 1st.Mayor Jamie Mayo comments, “We are excited about the

Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 4:56pm

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, the Monroe City Council, and Fire Chief Terry Williams announce the return of Regional Response Team 8 (USAR) members.“At approximately 3:15 this afternoon, our firefighters returned home safely. I want to thank

Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:24am

Mayor Jamie Mayo is pleased to join the City’s Legal Department and union officials to announce the AFSCME Local 2388 municipal employee union has ratified its 2018-2020 Union Contract agreement. It will now go before the Monroe City Council

Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:54pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join Monroe RegionalAirport Director Ron Phillips & Staff to announce and invite the media and public to a ribboncutting ceremony to officially commemorate the new mural

Posted: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:12pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo, Monroe City Council Members, Fire Chief Terry Williams, and Police ChiefEugene Ellis invite you to join them for the 17th Anniversary memorial ceremony commemorating the events ofSeptember 11, 2001.Guests include: City

Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 4:30pm

Monroe, LA — The community is invited to join United Way of Northeast Louisiana leadership, volunteers, donors,supporters, and partners in celebration of collaboration, community impact, and the power of volunteerism at the 2018United Way

Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:28pm

Please note that all City of Monroe offices, Monroe City Court, City Marshal’s Office, Community Centers, Masur Museum of Art, and the Monroe Transit System will be closed in observance of the Monday, September 3, 2018, Labor Day Holiday;

Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:26pm

Please join us at a press conference on September 4th at 9:30am at the Monroe Public Safety Center located at 1810 Martin Luther King Drive (165S) in Monroe, inside the Fire Department auditorium to announce a partnership this year between

Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:14pm

     Monroe City Marshal Wince Highshaw reports that two deputies with the Monroe City Marshal’soffice were injured in a one vehicle accident around 3:30 pm Wednesday, August 29. Accordingto Marshal Highshaw, deputies Mike

Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:12pm

Please note the following temporary street closures due to the installation of a new gas line byAtmos.LOCATION: Grammont Street (from St. John to South Grand Street) andSouth Grand Street (from Wood Street to Grammont Street)WHEN: Tuesday,

Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 4:07pm

Soccer MeetingsAugust 22, 2018 Wed. 6:30 PM Saul Adler Recreation Center August 23, 2018 Thurs. 6:00 PM Chennault Park soccer fieldsAugust 25, 2018 Sat. 6:00 AM Chennault Park soccer fields Tennis MeetingsAugust 29, 2018 Wed. 2:00 PM

Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:14am

Monroe Director of Golf Obie Agbasi, announces that Chennault Park Golf Course will be closed to the public Tuesday, August 21, to give time for crews to cut up and remove downed limbs and trees caused by the high winds in the storm that blew

Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:26am

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the following economic news. According to recent articles in the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report and USA Today, Monroe worker incomes are growing at the fastest pace in

Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:25am

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join Community Affairs Director Robert Johnson, Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo Director Joseph Clawson, and Masur Museum of Art Director Evelyn Stewart to announce and

Posted: Friday, August 3, 2018 - 4:52pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join Community Affairs Director Robert Johnson and Masur Museum of Art Director Evelyn Stewart to announce and invite the media and public to a ribbon cutting ceremony to

Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 4:28pm

A Heat advisory will remain in effect until 9:00 pm. Heat Index Values will range between 105-degrees and 110-degrees this afternoon. Don't overdo. Rest when Necessary.Wear light colored clothing.Check on the elderly and ill.Avoid sugar

Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 4:24pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo, members of the Monroe City Council, and Fire Chief Terry Williams are pleased to announce the Monroe Fire Department has been awarded a $100,110 grant, from FEMA, for the training of ten (10) Paramedics and ten (10) Advanced

Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:44am

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

Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 1:59pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join Robert C. Johnson and the Department of Community Affairs to announce the following Parks & Recreation division event: WHEN and WHERE: 10 am – Until, Saturday, August 4

Ouachita Strong July Meeting
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 1:55pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council joins municipal leaders throughout Ouachita Parish to invite the media and public to attend the community meetings below: Ouachita Strong Flood Resiliency Strategic Plan Community Update

Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 1:53pm

Until further notice, Effective Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Monroe’s Forsythe Point boat launching ramp will be closed due to the lowering of the Ouachita River. Vicksburg District Inspects Columbia Lock and Dam VICKSBURG, MISS., –

Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 9:34am

MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Scott, Director of Marketing & Communications     PHONE: (318) 998-9205 (office) / (318) 516-6183 (cell)     EMAIL: ascott@unitedwaynela.orgSUBJECT:     

Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:29am

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the following:WHERE: 11 am Thursday, July 28 - Ouachita Council on Aging, 2407 Ferrand Street MonroeWHAT: Led by the City of Monroe Planning & Urban Development

Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:25am

WHERE: South 6th between Desiard Street to Harrison StreetWHAT: Traffic Signal RepairWHEN: Tuesday June 26, 2018TIME: 7:30 am - 2:00 pmCONTACT: J.R. Hicks at 318-953-3526 

Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:19am

Outback Concerts PresentsRODNEY CARRINGTON LIVEMONROE CIVIC CENTERSATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 7:00PMSales Locations:      TICKETMASTER.COM, 1-800-745-3000            

Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:10am

Community Input needed for Ouachita Strong Flood Resiliency Strategic PlanATTENTION RESIDENTS OF OUACHITA PARISH!Ouachita Strong is a proven approach in which local, state and federal governments work withall sectors of our community to

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 DepartmentWHEN: 11 am Monday, May 21, 2018 during the Mayor’s Press BriefingWHERE: City Council Chamber,

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

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

The  Origin  Bank  RiverMarket  hosts  Handmade  &  Healthy  with  coffee  and  tea  tastings  onSaturday, May 19, 2018, from 10am to 4pm.The day will feature a combination

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

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council invites the media and interested parties toattend the ribbon cutting event below.30th Annual Run for the Wall Travels through Monroe May 20-21The 30th annual Run For The Wall motorcycle pilgrimage

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, 2018LOCATION: Across from 114 Venable Lane, Monroe, LA 71203 (in

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.”Throughout the week, our City of Monroe Water

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 DRAINWHEN: MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018TIME: 7:00 AM (ONE DAY CLOSURE) (WEATHER PERMITTING) CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFICDETOURS

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. Below are a few selected highlights from the

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

2018 Scholarship Recipients Announced 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. Including our

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 WHERE: Bridges on South 5th & South 6th North of Dilling Street The Engineering Department learned late

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

Media Contact: Christine Rambo, NLEP SVP of Communications (cell) 318.537.0703 or (Email) crambo@nlep.orgNortheast Louisiana Opportunity Launches Effort to Market RegionMONROE-WEST MONROE, La. ̶ Northeast Louisiana Opportunity, a branding

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

Media Contact: Christine Rambo, NLEP SVP of Communications (Cell) 318.537.0703 or (Email) crambo@nlep.orgWhat: News Conference/Premiere Party to Unveil Efforts to Market Northeast LouisianaWhen: April 12, 2018, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Where:

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. The Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community service

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.Our Planning

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.The day will feature coffee, espresso and tea tastings from BeanFruit, Boona Bean, Caster & Chicory, CC's

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.Mike Stephens, City of Monroe Utility Coordinator, says “We’ve received word that some areas

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. This free concert series, hosted by the Downtown Monroe Alliance, will feature two bands, the Kris Lager Band

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

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. Residents should

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. Including our 2018 scholarship recipients, 187 students

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, 2018LOCATION: Corner of Calypso Street and South Grand (downtown Monroe)PROJECT SUMMARY: This project

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

The multi-agency auction date is April 20 - April 26, 2018.  Go to https://auctions.bgauctions.net/auctions/1-OUSQW/monroe-opsd-opda-metro-surplusdrug-seized-vehicle-auction for more information.

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

Media Contacts: Evelyn Stewart, Director - Evelyn.Stewart@ci.monroe.la.us - 318.329.2237FOLLOW US! Instagram-@masurmuseum Facebook-@masurmuseumofartThe Twin City Art Foundation and the Masur Museum of Art proudly present a new exhibition on

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, 2018Location: Louisiana

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. Mayor Jamie Mayo says, “We are Monroe Proud to

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. Including our 2018 scholarship recipients, 187 students

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

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

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(Louisiana)—March 8, 2018—Today on World Kidney Day and

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.Monroe Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Agenda -

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

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 WHERE: Monroe Transit System Downtown Terminal, 207 Catalpa

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, 2018WHERE: Monroe

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. WHY:     Railroad Improvements 

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) WHY: To complete the

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.WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo invites the public to hear a panel discussion about race

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 daysWHY: Drainage Pipe ReplacementBeginning at Noon on Saturday, January 6, 2018 for approximately the next 90 days,

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

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, 2018WHERE: W.L. “Jack”

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

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).Monroe City HallMonroe

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 ClinicWHAT: The City of Monroe Department of Community Affairs Parks & Recreation Division presents a FREE Basketball Fundamentals Clinic for youth. Youth ages 5 to 12 years old

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Evelyn Stewart, Director - Evelyn.Stewart@ci.monroe.la.us - 318.329.2237Jenny Burnham, Curator of Education - Jenny.Burnham@ci.monroe.la.us - 318.329.2237 Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017Time: 1 - 4 pmLocation

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

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. Shawn Wilson, NELA Legislators and members of the Ouachita Parish Police Jury to

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

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. Small Business Saturday - November 25

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

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures & Garbage Schedule 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,

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 WHO: The entire family

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

2017 City of Monroe Property Tax Continuation Propositions on the November 18th Election BallotEARLY VOTING November 3rd thru 11thIt is election time once again, and Monroe residents will be making some very important decisions that will help

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

Come Geek Out at the RiverMarket for Geeks Along the River Get your geek on at Geeks Along the River at the Origin Bank RiverMarket in Downtown Monroe on November 18 from 10am to 4pm! This is the only event catered to all forms of geeks in

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

2017 City of Monroe Property Tax Continuation Propositions on the November 18th Election BallotEARLY VOTING November 3rd thru 11thIt is election time once again, and Monroe residents will be making some very important decisions that will help

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. Chief Williams states, “All ten of our fire stations have been evaluated and tested. Based upon the

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. The photo opportunity will come on Friday, November 3rd from 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm at the Monroe Civic Center, located at 401 Lea

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

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

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. Chief Williams states, “We are currently sending a fire inspector along with plumbing and electrical

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.   WHEN/WHERE:  10

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. Recently hired Crime Consultant Curtis Spears will be on hand to meet with City officials, Focus Group

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. The mediation process should be completed by October 23rd at which

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 Social Vices is on view until November 27, 2017 In partnership with

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 CONTACT: JR. Hicks, Traffic Engineering Superintendent, City of Monroe Traffic

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

Beginning, October 16, 2017, Monroe Transit will be implementing service changes. Those changes are:• Routes 7 EA Conway and 9 Jackson Street will continue to be combined.• Routes 4 Pecanland Mall and 8 Delta College will continue to be

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

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

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

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:Escapism: Places & SpacesAn exhibition featuring the work of Rodrecas DavisOn view NOW through February 28, 2018Rodrecas Davis

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

WHAT: Temporary Road Closure on Lee Avenue @Hippolyte AND @ CarolinaFOR: Sewer RepairsWHEN: Tuesday, August 8 thru Sunday, August 13, 2017CONTACT: Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe Engineering Department

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. Recently hired Crime Consultant Curtis Spears will be on hand to meet with City officials, Focus Group Leaders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WHAT: Temporary Extended Street ClosureWHEN: 24/7 beginning Saturday, July 15, 2017 for approximately 120 days (4 months)WHERE: Full closure at the 1000 block of McKeen Place west of the last driveway of Shadow Wood Apartments – AND – Full

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

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

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

WHAT: Temporary Road Closure on Dick Taylor between Lydell and MoutonFOR: 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, 2017Location: Masur Museum of Art, 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA 71202Summary: Variety, like the name implies, is like a variety show. It is an intergenerational cultural experience that will

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.Community CentersMasur Museum of ArtMonroe City

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.

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

Monroe Public Works Sandbag Operation Distribution To begin at 1pm todayMayor Jamie Mayo, the Monroe City Council, and Public Works Director Tom Janway have mobilized our Public Works sandbagging operations ahead of the predicted multi-

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

Residents Urged to Prepare for Potential Heavy RainfallMayor 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 tropical storm and potential

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 16, 2017 Temporary Road Closures on Desiard Street due to Sidewalk ProjectWHAT: Desiard St will be closed to thru traffic at Walnut St and at St. John St from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday

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

June 13th Groundbreaking Ceremony for Rochelle Street Pump Station and Flood Control ProjectWHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council join the City of Monroe Engineering Department to invite the media and public to a

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

Local Civic Club to host Annual Appreciation Day for City of Monroe Garbage WorkersThe local Samoan Civic and Social Club will host their annual Garbage Workers Appreciation Day lunch 11:30 am Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The event will be

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. View Transit routes and schedules.

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. City ChallengeThe City of Monroe was one of many municipalities that competed in the 2017 Own Your Own

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

OMCAP Relocates to LA Workforce Commission Office on Louisville AveMs. Gerray Allen, Interim Executive Director of the Ouachita Multi-purpose Community Action Program (OMCAP), announces today that OMCAP offices will relocate to the

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

Memorial Day Holiday Closure & Garbage ScheduleMayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the following regarding the Monday, May 29, 2017, Memorial Day Holiday.OFFICE CLOSURES:Community/Recreation Centers Masur

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

Temporary Road Closures on Hippolyte for Sewer RepairsWHAT: Temporary Road Closure at the intersection of Lee Ave @ Hippolyte AND Dick Taylor @ Hippolyte for Sewer RepairsWHEN: Monday, May 15 until Friday, May 19, 2017 CONTACT: Arthur Holland

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

David Barnes Retires as Director of AdministrationMayor Jamie Mayo announces the retirement of City of Monroe Director of Administration David Barnes, effective Friday, May 12, 2017. Barnes will be formally recognized at a retirement

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

National Drinking Water Week 2017 May 7th thru 13thYour Water! To Know It Is To Love It.This year marks the 43rd Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the national legislation at the core of local and national efforts to provide

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

2017 Run for the Wall Rolls through Monroe May 22ndMayor 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 Memorials on the lawn between

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

OMCAP Offices Temporarily Relocates to Johnson Community Center due to Fire at City Hall Annex SouthMs. Gerray Allen, Interim Executive Director of the Ouachita Multi-purpose Community Action Program (OMCAP), announces today that OMCAP

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

Fire at City Hall Annex South on Jackson Street causes Temporary Relocation of ServicesAt approximately 8:46 pm Tuesday, April 25, the Monroe Fire Department was dispatched to a fire that broke out at the City Hall Annex South, located

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 13, 2017Temporary Road Closure on Walnut StreetWHAT: Temporary Road Closure Walnut @ Pine ( North End); Walnut @ Washington (South End) for Storm Drainage RepairsWHEN: Monday, April 17, 2017 until Friday

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

WHAT: Temporary Road Closure Walnut @ Pine ( North End); Walnut @ Washington (South End) for Storm Drainage RepairsWHEN: Monday, April 10, 2017 until Friday April 14, 2017Detour: North 2nd StreetCONTACT: Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City

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

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.Mayor Jamie Mayo says, “We are proud to be able to

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  CONTACT:  Arthur Holland,

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

WHAT:  Temporary Road Closure Dick Taylor between Lidell and ThomasWHEN: March 14, 2017 through March 17, 2017 from  7:00am - 5:00 pm daily WHY:  Waterline repairCONTACT:  Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe

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. Participants may submit their photos online at gogophotocontest.com/kidscutestphoto

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:13am

WHAT:  Temporary Street closure on Walnut St. at Louisville (north and south side) WHEN: 5 am until 10 am Tuesday March 14, 2017  WHY:  Pole replacement by Entergy  -End- Rod Washington Public Relations/

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:10am

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS Card Making Workshop for Adults  Saturday, March 11, 20171:00 - 3:00 pm $30 museum members / $40 non-members  Beginning Calligraphy Workshop for Adults Monday – Wednesday, April

Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:05am

2017 City of Monroe State of the City Address Mayor Jamie Mayo is pleased to announce the 2017 City of Monroe State of the City Address will be held Wednesday, March 15th at the Monroe Civic Center Arena.  The public is invited.

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

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

WHAT:  Temporary Street Closure on Levee DriveWHEN: Monday, February 13, 2017 from 9am until 3pmWHY:  Pump Station RepairsCONTACT:  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

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 5:00PMCONTACT:  Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe Engineering Department (318)

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. For the past three years, in response to

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:"We are all saddened to hear of the loss of legendary television and community personality Earnie Miles.  He was a household

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  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Monroe Civic Center. Admission

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

WHAT:  Temporary Road Closure South Grand at Jack McHenry South bound and Standifer North BoundWHEN: Monday, January 23 from 8AM - 5PM REASON: Sewer repairCONTACT:  Arthur Holland, Project Manager, City of Monroe Engineering

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

WHAT: Monroe Area Disaster Recovery Resources Fair hosted by FEMAWHEN: 9 am until 3 pm Saturday, January 28, 2017LOCATION: Monroe Public Safety Building  1810 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, 71202, in Monroe, LAThe Fair will provide flood

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

WHAT:  Temporary Road Closure at Levee Drive for Pump RepairsWHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 17th from 9AM-12PM and Wednesday, Jan. 18th from 9AM-12PMCONTACT:  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. Monroe Fire Department purchased (6) 2017

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

WHAT:  Temporary Road Closure at Levee Drive for Pump RepairsWHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 17th from 9AM-12PM and Wednesday, Jan. 18th from 9AM-12PMCONTACT:  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. Monroe Fire Department purchased (6) 2017

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 ManyJanuary 7, 2-5pmVariety, like the name implies, is like a variety show. It is an inter-generational cultural experience that will take place at the Masur five times a year. Each edition will feature a new line-up each time! Free

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

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

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. Residents are

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, 2016WHERE:

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

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)Mayor Jamie Mayo, Monroe City Council members and friends will help make Christmas more fun for

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.  The 2016 “Denmon Caring for Kids” event will kick-off at 1:00 pm Wednesday, December

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

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. The current fee will be

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

Tuesday, December 27, 2016$30 – museum members / $40 – non-membersAges 5-89:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Ages 9-12 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Children will have the opportunity to create at least two art crafts.  Snacks will also be provided. 

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

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

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:Christmas on the River December 3 - Event Updates, Cancellations and ReschedulingMonroe-West Monroe,

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.  In anticipation of predicted heavy rainfall this weekend, the City of Monroe Public Works

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

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 19thWHERE:  Monroe Civic Center Plaza  WHO: 

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

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

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

WHAT:  Temporary Street ClosureWHEN:  Tuesday, November 15 through Thursday, November 17, 2016WHERE:  Plum St. between Georgia Street and Mississippi StreetWHY: Sewer RepairsDETOURS:  Georgia Street (Westbound traffic) and

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.DETOURTraveling from the West side is

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

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce Monroe Police Chief Quentin D. Holmes will soon earn add a new title to his name….Doctor!  On December 9, 2016, Chief Holmes will receive his Doctor of Philosophy in

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.  City employee community benevolence projects are

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.WHY: Routine storm water pump station inspection and

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

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,

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, 2016WHERE:

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

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.Participants are encouraged to wear

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)About the Class:Preschool Masters will be based on a foundation of teaching

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

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

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.  There is no cost to participate and registration begins at 6:30 am. The race will

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 PresentationThere's only a few more days to go before we honor, Joey Trappey,

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. Mayor Jamie Mayo adds, "This is an excellent

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

MEDIA IS INVITEDWhen: 9:00 AM Tuesday, October 11, 2016Where: Wood Street bridge over Crocodile Creek (near Bethel Baptist Church 200 South 22nd Street Monroe, LA)Work done by: Womack & Sons (Contractor) and David Dumas, P.E. (Design

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

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

City of Monroe receives Delta Regional Authority Grant for Water Service Expansion to Century Village ProjectThis morning Mayor Jamie Mayo and City Councilwoman Gretchen Ezernack are in Baton Rouge, LA, where they participated in a press

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,

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

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. This free party features an open bar, door prizes,

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

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

The media is invited to the following eventWHAT:Mayor Jamie Mayo and Monroe Police Chief Quentin Holmes will officially donate two used police units to the Grambling State University Police Department.  The donation has been approved by

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

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

12th Annual cleanup of Ouachita River and area bodies of waterMonroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the 12th Annual Water Sweep 9 am until 1 pm Saturday, September 10th. Volunteers are being sought to

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:All Monroe City Offices & DepartmentsMasur Museum of ArtMonroe City CourtMonroe City MarshalsMonroe

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

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. Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and members of the Monroe

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.Prior to closing for upgrades in winter 2015, the

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 TrainingWhen: 10 am – 12 pm August 3, 2016Where

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

The Masur Museum of Art and Twin City Art Foundation proudly present:Accalia and the Swamp MonsterOn view July 26 - November 5, 2016Abridged DescriptionAccalia and the Swamp Monster is an autobiographical fairy tale painted onto antique

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

Mayor Jamie Mayo issues the following statement:“Since my March 2016 re-election, I have been talking with my staff about the restructuring of areas within the City of Monroe. That includes going in another direction with our Office of

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

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

Mayor Jamie Mayo, the Monroe City Council, Monroe Fire Chief Terry L. Williams, and Public Works Director Tom Janway announce today the Monroe Fire Department has retained its prestigious Class 1 Fire Rating, issued by the Property Insurance

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

Mayor Jamie Mayo, the Monroe City Council, Monroe Fire Chief Terry L. Williams, and Public Works Director Tom Janway invite the media and the public for a major announcement regarding the Fire Rating Classification for the City of Monroe at

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. The project unveiling and demonstration will begin 10 am Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in the

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 to announce their 5th Annual Operation Cleanup for the neighborhood surrounding Benoit Community Center.

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 of the Monroe City Council. The event will be held 6 pm Thursday, June 30, 2016, in the W.L.  “Jack” Howard Theater at the

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 Association, the Workforce Investment Board and other event sponsors to announce the 16th Annual Bayou Black Open Rodeo will

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.