When planning an event to be held in the City of Monroe, you must contact the proper officials and obtain necessary permits, rental information and learn the rules and regulations concerning the use of specific sites. The following are general guidelines that will give you the information you need to plan a successful event.
Monroe Civic Center
Parks & Community
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & ZOO
Masur Museum of Art
Downtown River Market
Det. Eugene Ellis
Monroe Legal Dept.
Monroe City Council Clerk
Unless permanent restrooms are on site and determined adequate to serve the expected attendance, you will be required to rent portable units. Companies that provide this service are listed in the yellow pages of the telephone book.
Arrangements must be made for litter cleanup. How this is accomplished will be determined by the agency controlling the site/property that is being used for the event.
You must meet on-site with the agency personnel in charge of the area to determine if utilities available are sufficient to satisfy the needs of the event and/or necessary actions if additional services are needed.
If concessions are being sold, you must make sure that all required permits, licenses and insurance is obtained by the vendors. (Health permits, occupational license ($1,000,000 insurance, etc.)
All special events are required to have a minimun of one million dollars liability insurance coverage and should list the City of Monroe as additional insured. Civic Center special events personnel are available to discuss event requirements such as technical needs, sound and lighting, stages, ticketing and merchandising for all special event venues. The following contacts are provided to assist you in a variety of ways, including technical aspects, marketing and advertising. Also, e-mail addresses are standard, by name. firstname.lastname@example.org
John Ross, Director of Community Affairs
Eselener McCoy, Administrative Assistant
Myra Gatling-Myers, Downtown River Market
Gary Miers, Public Relations/Advertising
Bruce Watson, Director of Parks and Recreation
Varnessa White, Administrative Assistant
Melissa Thaxton, Marketing Manager
Sharon Traxler, Event Coordinator
Chris Kidd, Technical Director
Charles Thomas, Interim Director
Bruce Watson, Interim Director
Evelyn Turner, Administrative Assistant
Joe Clawson, Director
Evelyn Stewart, Director
Williams Baker, Director of Golf
Marcus Williams, Superintendent
Mayor James Mayo, Director of Community Affairs John Ross and the entire staff of the Department of Community Affairs for the City of Monroe are delighted to provide this information to you. We are here to help you get started in planning a successful special event. Please feel free to contact any of the above named individuals concerning any questions you might have.