Jamie Mayo

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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. 

A second Candidate Forum for candidates who have qualified for Monroe City Council seats will be held on Monday, February 17 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Monroe Civic Center.

The forums are free and open to the public and media.

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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
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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).

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

 

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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

 

Ouachita Strong Hosts Community Meetings

Jun 19, 2018
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The Ouachita Council of Governments (OCOG) is hosting an Introduction to Ouachita Strong - Resiliency Strategy Development and Community Meetings June 19 in Monroe and June 21 in West Monroe.

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The weather is becoming hot and with that comes nice refreshing glasses of lemonade. In honor of Louisiana's " Lemonade Day", Children get to learn how to make an ice cold glass of lemonade and market it at the governor's mansion.

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The Easter Bunny is making it's annual stop in Monroe at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join the Department of Community Affairs and Louisiana Purchase Zoological Society to present Easter Eggstravaganza 2018.

 

Monroe Police Department

Monroe mayor Jamie Mayo has announced that Eugene Ellis has been selected as the new chief of police. 

Chief Ellis has been working as the interim chief since Quentin Holmes left the position in August. 

Ellis has a 31 year history  at the Monroe Police Department  work working in the patrol division, internal affairs, and narcotics.

Monroe Mayor Starts Comfort Kits For Homeless

Jan 29, 2018
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Although the holidays are over, the season of giving does not stop after December. Not for the city of Monroe, Louisiana, anyway.  Mayor Jaime Mayo and the Monroe City Council has created a way to continually give back to the community throughout the year starting with two community service projects for the month of January.

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