Jamie Mayo

Monroe Picks Ellis

Jul 11, 2020
City of Monroe / https://monroela.us/government/how-it-works

Monroe has a new mayor. Friday Ellis wins the election with 52% of the vote.

Unofficial Results Mayor -- City of Monroe Early & Absentee Reporting - 1 of 1 parishes Election Day Reporting - 42 of 42 precincts

759 L. Marie Brown (DEM)6%

6835 Friday Ellis (IND)52%

484 Fredrick Louis (DEM)4%

4987 "Jamie" Mayo (DEM)38%

52 Ronnie Scott (LBT)0%

Total: 13117 Unofficial Turnout: 41.0%

Monroe mayoral candidate Jamie Mayo spoke about issues important to the City of Monroe. Election Day is July 11. 

Wellness Project To Begin At Benoit Community Center

Jun 18, 2020
Downtown Monroe
B. Lenox / KEDM

Today, representatives from the City of Monroe and Louisiana Health Connections will announce a formal partnership to promote healthy lifestyle choices through no-cost health, nutritional and wellness education for low-income youth and families.


Downtown Monroe
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“The videotaped killing of George Floyd was heartbreaking. People across this country are in pain and they want to see necessary and meaningful changes in the criminal justice system. Black people want and deserve the same thing as every American citizen - fair and equal treatment under the law.  The repeated absence of fair and equal treatment is why so many people have had such an emotional reaction.  However, violence and looting are not the answer.  It is wrong, unacceptable, and does not fix anything.

Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana/Facebook

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana has partnered with the City of West Monroe and the City of Monroe to distibute food boxes in northeast Louisiana.

West Monroe: Wednesday April 29

Wednesday, April 29, food boxes will be available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. or when supplies run out at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center at 501 Mane Street in West Monroe.

The food box distribution is open to all residents who live in the City of West Monroe or in West Ouachita Parish who have had loss of income due to COVID-19 or are in need of food.

KEDM / Cindy Barnes

The candidates running for mayor of Monroe faced off at the Monroe Chamber of Commerce / KEDM Meet The Candidates Forum. The event was held on February 10 at the Monroe Convention Center. A standing room only crowd was in attendance and the event was aired on 90.3 KEDM Public Radio. 

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The City of Monroe, the University of Louisiana Monroe, and Grambling State University have been awarded a grants which will further the university’s dedication to being a good steward of the environment.

ULM received a $179,830 grant on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, from Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell.

The grant will fund installation of high-efficiency LED lights in some ULM buildings.

“These improvements will lower electric bills by thousands of dollars,” Campbell said.

Downtown Monroe
B. Lenox / KEDM

Monroe city employees  will deliver 400 hygiene kits for the homeless in the area. Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo says, “Thanks to the personal donation of more than $1,400 from City of Monroe employees from within every department, we were able to partner with the United Way of Northeast Louisiana to purchase supplies for 400 personal hygiene kits for the Homeless and less fortunate within our community.”

City of Monroe employees will assemble the kits at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 31, in the Fort Miro Room of the Monroe Convention Center (401 Lea Joyner Expressway).

Cory Crowe

Dr. George Cannon has been hired as the new director of the Monroe Civic Center. 


J. Curtis / KEDM

Cities across Louisiana have issued proclamations celebrating men’s health and fatherhood in June, helping educate men, boys, and their families about disease prevention, timely screenings, healthy lifestyles, and positive family relationships.


Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has declared June Men's Health Month