Officials from the Louisiana Garden Club Federation (LGCF) will be at Monroe City Hall
Thursday, May 16, to award the City of Monroe for its statewide victory in the annual Cleanest
City Contest. The award presentation will take place at 11:15 am in the Mayor’s conference
room. Mayor Jamie Mayo, Public Works Director Tom Janway, Keep Monroe Beautiful
Executive Director Greg smith and members of our Public Works beautification division will be
present to accept the award.
The City of Monroe advanced through the regional portion of the contest in March, with the
state level judging taking place in April. LGCF officials judged the city on a route that goes
from Monroe City Hall, through downtown, the Garden District, Forsythe Avenue, Marie Place,
Tower Drive/Mid-Town and back to City Hall.
LGCF holds the contest annually in an effort to “instill civic pride in the individual citizens and
thus, improve the appearance of towns and cities”.
In addition to the designated route, a scrapbook exhibiting year-round beautification efforts is
included in the judging. The informational campaign on the rules of proper garbage and trash
disposal, stricter enforcement of those rules, and community involvement were highlights of
this year’s scrapbook.