The City of West Monroe and West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce is launching a new community pride campaign known as “Take West Monroe to the Next Level.” The effort was announced on the steps of City Hall in front of local business owners and civic leaders.
“Take West Monroe to the Next Level” is a community campaign to encourage business owners, residents, nonprofit organizations and others to take greater pride in West Monroe, particularly in the community’s appearance.
The campaign encourages people to look at all aspects of the community – homes, storefronts, neighborhoods, waterways, and public places. The campaign also encourages people to become actively involved in their community.
The public will have the opportunity to become more involved as the City of West Monroe hosts public visioning sessions in February to kick off a citywide master planning process. Community members will be invited to attend the public sessions and offer their input on key issues such as housing, economic development and parks and recreation.
“You have the City of West Monroe’s commitment and my commitment to continue working for the future of West Monroe and our entire community,” said Mayor Staci Mitchell. “We realize there are things that need correcting and things that need to be worked on by City staff. However, the City cannot do it alone. It takes all of us.”
Initial efforts will focus on the Cypress Street corridor from Stella/Mill to the N. 7th Street intersection. A workday will be held on Friday, Jan. 22 beginning at 1 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to join city crews as they enhance the Cypress Street corridor.
In an effort to encourage businesses along this corridor to enhance their appearance, Keep West Monroe Beautiful is offering two grants of $250 each to be used toward exterior improvements such as paint, landscaping, and signage.