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City of Monroe hires Main Street Director

Mayor Friday Ellis and the City of Monroe are excited to welcome Nirali Patel to the position of Main Street Director. Nirali previously served as Thesis, Dissertation, and Graduation Compliance Specialist at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

Nirali graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts in English from ULM. She went on to receive her Master of Public Administration from ULM. She has six years of experience directing major initiatives within a state-funded university, which will serve her well in her duties as Main Street Director.

Nirali is actively engaged in the community; she serves as Merchandise Coordinator for the Downtown Arts Alliance and as Secretary Board Member for the Women's Symposium.

She is looking forward to helping revitalize the city through historic preservation and economic development.