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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. 

At this year’s Louisiana Municipal Association’s annual conference, Mayor Friday Ellis was elected unanimously to serve as president of the Louisiana Conference of Mayors (LCM). This is a two-year term.


The vote shows the strong support and faith his fellow mayors have in his ability to lead the organization and speak for them. He serves with Mayor Greg Cromer of Slidell as his Vice President.


Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis has appointed Tommy James as Chief Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Monroe.

Mr. James has decades of experience in public service, including 30 years with the Monroe Fire Department with the last three years serving as Chief Arson Investigator, and 16 years as a reserve police officer with the Monroe Police Department.

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.”


Monroe Lands $3.1 Million For Watershed Projects

Jun 25, 2021

The City of Monroe has been awarded roughly $3.1 million dollars in grants to go towards projects in the city. These grant dollars are being recommended for award by the Region 3 Watershed Council and will benefit the Young’s Bayou Retention Pond and the Georgia Street Pump Station.

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The City Of Monroe will hold "The State of the City" address on Easter Sunday. This year's event has changed from an in-person event to a TV/Internet broadcast.

The event will be broadcast Sunday, April 4 on KNOE TV at 7 a.m and 5:30 p.m and on KTVE at 10:30 p.m. It will also be streamed on the City of Monroe Facebook page and available online at

Monroe Mayor Asks Citizens To Take COVID-19 Measures

Nov 19, 2020


We are seeing significant increases in positive COVID cases in our area, around our state and throughout the country. Hospitalizations are again at an all-time high, and many are still losing loved ones to this virus or lengthy hospital stays. The Monroe area is no exception.

Mayor Friday Ellis has appointed Michelli Martin as the City of Monroe’s new Communications Director. Martin, who is a familiar face to most area TV viewers, has served as an evening news anchor, reporter and producer for KTVE Channel 10 in Monroe and KTBS Channel 3 for the past nine years.

Zordan Named New Police Chief For City Of Monroe

Oct 19, 2020

A 27-year law enforcement veteran with strong ties to the Monroe area has been appointed the City of Monroe’s next Chief of Police. Mayor Friday Ellis appointed Victor “Vic” Zordan late Friday following a week of extensive interviews by the Mayor and a committee of top officials designated by the Mayor. Zordan was one of ten eligible candidates for the Chief of Police position.

Food Bank Hosts Disaster Relief Distributions

Sep 1, 2020
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana will host food distributions to help people affected by Hurricane Laura in early September.

“Thousands of people lost all of the food in their refrigerators and freezers due to the power outages, and many of our neighbors don’t have the resources to purchase all new groceries,” said Jean Toth, Food Bank Executive Director. “We hope this will help them begin to restock.”