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CenturyLink will open a new outbound sales center in Monroe staffed by 150 employees to serve small business customers in the U.S. This new center will be located in the company’s Forsythe Avenue location.

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"The Future is Now" is the theme of the 2018 State of the City address. The address is January 31 at the Monroe Civic Center Arena at 12:15 p.m.

"The Future is Now" is reflected in Mayor Jamie Mayo's goals for the upcoming year. Mayor Mayo is discussing project initiatives that focus on growth, development and bettering the quality of life for the city of Monroe.

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On New Year's Day, Mayor Jamie Mayo announced that the City of Monroe's 2018 focus is City Employee Community Benevolent Projects.

Mayo Announces Date For State of The City Address

Jan 5, 2018
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Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo will hold the 2018 City of Monroe State of
the City Address on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the Monroe
Civic Center Arena. The public is invited to attend.

Doors will open at 11:15 am. Attendees will be able to view various
departmental displays, network with each other and talk with various city
officials. The official program will begin at 12:15 pm.

Firefighter Recruits Graduating

Nov 15, 2017
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The City of Monroe is pleased to announce our 12th Fire Academy Recruit Graduation. This class is called the Bravehearts. The graduation ceremony will take place 6 pm Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Monroe Public Safety Center, located at 1810 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Monroe, LA 71202. The guest speaker is retired Fire Chief Jimmie Bryant. 


ULM will announce today an agreement between the University of Louisiana Monroe and a Shreveport company to license an olive oil-based nutraceutical developed by a professor in the School of Pharmacy. 
ULM has entered into an agreement with Segue Science Management as the result of research and development by Khalid El Sayed, Ph.D. of the School of Pharmacy.

Since 2009, El Sayed has worked to develop an olive oil-based food supplement to help prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. His work is so promising that patents have already been filed.

City of Monroe September 11th Memorial Ceremony

Sep 8, 2017
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Mayor Jamie Mayo, Monroe City Council Members, Fire Chief Terry Williams, and Interim Police Chief Eugene Ellis invite you to join them for the 16th Anniversary memorial ceremony commemorating the events of September 11, 2001.

Guest Speaker is Pastor Vance Price from St. James Baptist Church in Monroe, LA.
The program will take place at Monroe Public Safety Center, located at 1810 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. On Monday, September 11 and will start at 8:30. 

Residents Urged to Prepare for Potential Heavy Rainfall related to Tropical Depression Harvey

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council join officials with Ouachita Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to urge residents of Monroe and all of Ouachita Parish to prepare for potential heavy rainfall related to Tropical Depression Harvey, which is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.


Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has named Major Eugene Ellis to the position of police chief. Ellis is a 31-year veteran of the Monroe Police Department.  He will replace outgoing Monroe Police Chief Dr. Quentin Holmes, who recently announced his retirement, effective July 31, 2017.

Major Ellis is a 31 year veteran of the department. He began his career in Monroe as a patrolman and held positions in narcotics, intelligence, administration and internal affairs. 

A new police chief will be hired in the next four to six months using the following plan:

20th Red Cross Bash Takes Flight

Apr 13, 2017

Saturday April 29th, the Northeast American Red Cross will celebrate its 100th anniversary with its 20th annual Red Cross Bash. This event will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at The Monroe Regional Airport Hangar 9.