City of Monroe

The City of Monroe is holding a school supply drive to benefit Monroe City School students.  Supplies can be dropped off at Monroe City Hall, Monroe Fire and Police stations, and the Monroe City Public Safety Center.

The drive will end at the close of business Friday, August 13. 

The City of Monroe broke ground today on a water plant expansion project. The current water treatment plant has a  capacity of 18 to 20 million gallons per day. The expansion will add about 8 to 10 million gallons per day of drinking water. The expansion will happen at the treatment facility property on Park Avenue.

McCrary Named Monroe's New Economic Leader

Jul 28, 2021

The City of Monroe will soon have a new Economic Development leader onboard to move its economy forward. Northeast Louisiana native Kelsea McCrary will become the City’s Chief Economic Developer effective August 2, 2021.

The Monroe Fire Department’s Basic Training Academy will graduate its 14th class on Friday, July 2, 2021. The ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be held at the Public Safety Center located at 1810 Martin Luther King Junior Dr.

The recruits began their 22-week academy on February 1, 2021. They’ve been challenged with lectures, assignments, and hands-on training in many different areas, including hazardous materials, firefighting, and emergency medical response.

The following ten recruits will graduate Friday:

Sydney Alston

Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis's statement on the passing of former Monroe Police Department Chief Joe Stewart:


Mayor Friday Ellis and the City of Monroe join the Monroe Police Department in mourning the passing of Chief Joe Stewart. Chief Stewart served the City of Monroe for nearly three decades, serving as chief for 11 years before retiring in 2003.


“Our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Stewart’s family and friends. Chief Stewart served with distinction and the City of Monroe is a better place thanks to his leadership.”


City Of Monroe: Smoke Notice

Jun 21, 2021

In the next few days, inspection crews will be conducting a physical survey of a portion of the City of Monroe sanitary sewer system. This study will involve the opening and entering of manholes in the streets and easements.

Monroe Sewerage Work Creates Sewage Leak

May 25, 2021

The City of Monroe is replacing existing trunk line from Lee Avenue down Standifer. Soil bores were done in preparation for laying the new trunk line. One of those soil bores penetrated the force main, causing a sewer leak.


In order to control the leak, the Standifer Sewer Pump Station has been shut down. A contractor is scheduled to start repairing the damage caused to the force main Tuesday morning. All the areas affected by the sewer leak have been disinfected and washed to protect public health.


Chief Terry Williams and Mayor Friday Ellis are pleased to announce the donation of two fire engines from the Monroe Fire Department to two regional fire departments. On Friday, April 23, 2021, we will host a departing ceremony at the Public Safety Center. We’ll begin at 12:15 p.m. and depart at 12:30 p.m.


Marbles Rec. Center Opened As Cold Weather Shelter

Feb 12, 2021

Due to the expected hazardous conditions associated with the incoming winter weather, Mayor Friday Ellis has permitted the use of the Liller Marbles Community Center as a cold weather shelter. The center is located at 2950 Renwick Street in Monroe.

As of right now, the shelter will open at 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021 and will offer cots as needed. Meals will be provided.

Charles Butcher Selected As New MLU Airport Director

Feb 10, 2021

Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis has appointed Charles A. Butcher as the Director of the Monroe Regional Airport.


Butcher has a career in aviation that spans two decades; he most recently served as the Director of Security Access and Ground Transportation Services at the Northwest Arkansas National Airport. There, he was involved with the airport’s yearly part 139 and TSA part 1542 inspections.