Alexandria, La. (August 8, 2022) — The City of Alexandria has launched an innovative new program to train city employees to earn a Class A, B or D Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
“The city always has a need for drivers,” said Oscar Donta Howard Jr., assistant director of Public Works. “The advantage to the city in providing this training program is that we get to train our drivers in-house and we can work the classes around the employee’s work schedule. The advantage to the drivers is they don’t have to pay to go to a school and it provides advancement opportunities for our employees.”
Alexandria, La. (August 1, 2022) — Improvements at the City of Alexandria’s Riverfront Amphitheater brought home the Louisiana Municipal Association’s Community Achievement Award for Outstanding Community Improvement in Economic Development.
The award recognizes the construction of a band shell for the main stage as well as new entranceways and access ramps. The project, which began in 2021, is expected to be completed in 2023.
“This project is just part of our effort to revitalize the downtown area and enhance Alexandria’s position as a destination city,” said Mayor Jeff Hall. “We are...
Alexandria, La. (July 12, 2022) — City Attorney Shane D. Williams was elected today to serve as the 2022-2023 President of the Alexandria Bar Association. With the election, Williams becomes the organization’s first African-American male to serve as president.
“This is a tremendous honor, and I feel humbled and blessed to have been selected to serve,” Williams said. “I look forward to continuing the great work of the Alexandria Bar Association and helping give back to the profession that has given so much to me.”
An Alexandria native, Williams is a 1997 graduate of Alexandria Senior High...
Alexandria, La. (June 23, 2022) – The City of Alexandria renamed the former Central Louisiana Business Incubator site in honor of the late Johnie Varnado during a ceremony Thursday morning. The facility, located at 1501-A Wimbledon Boulevard, is now the Johnie M. Varnado Alexandria Business Development Center.
“As we go through life, I think most of us hope that we are able to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Johnie Varnado definitely did that. It’s amazing how many lives she touched through her work,” noted Mayor Jeff Hall. “In my mind, Johnie’s legacy is far more than a sign on...
Alexandria, La. (June 21, 2022) – The City of Alexandria will host the annual Rock the Red Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 2, in downtown Alexandria.
Activities will start at 5 p.m. with DJs Bow Bow and Speedy T entertaining fans on the steps of City Hall facing the Mini Park on Murray Street. The SNAZZ band will perform from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. followed by the band Abstract starting at 8 p.m. Fireworks over the Red River will start at 9 p.m. The music and fireworks are all free.
Food trucks will be on site as well. Participating vendors currently scheduled to participate...
Alexandria, La. (June 6, 2022) — The City of Alexandria offices including City Hall, Customer Service, the Animal Shelter, Public Works and other departments will close in observance of Juneteenth, June 20, 2022.
ATRANS will follow its regular schedule on Monday, June 20.
Sanitation schedule June 20 – June 24 is as follows:
Monday, June 20 – no pickup
Tuesday, June 21 – Monday’s pickup
Wednesday, June 22 – Tuesday’s pickup
Thursday, June 23 – regular pickup
Friday, June 24– regular pickup
Alexandria, La. (May 24, 2022) – With an above-average hurricane season predicted, Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall said the City is ready for the beginning of hurricane season next week.
Hall hosted his monthly State of the Community update Tuesday at the city’s Electric Distribution Department. He said the city will use lessons it has learned from the major hurricanes of the past two years and is more prepared to respond should another major hurricane affect Alexandria.
“While we hope hurricanes won’t affect Alexandria, we are making plans assuming that we will have at least one Laura-...
Alexandria, La. (May 18, 2022) – City of Alexandria officials have filed two lawsuits against City Council President Catherine Davidson. The suits were filed this week to stop Ms. Davidson from continually and currently violating the City’s Home Rule Charter and to stop her harassment and wrongful conduct against City employees.
“Unfortunately, we have had to resort to litigation once again to protect the City’s charter from violations from Councilwoman Davidson and to protect our employees from her divisive, demoralizing, bullying and wrongful conduct,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey Hall....
Alexandria, La. (May 16, 2022) – This week is National Police Week, a time to celebrate the hard working men and women who serve their communities as police officers. The City of Alexandria is offering a number of activities all week long to help recognize the outstanding men and women of the Alexandria Police Department.
Starting today, the public can pick up blue lapel ribbons between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. from the APD headquarters in the Public Safety Complex at 1000 Bolton Avenue, Alexandria City Hall and the Utility Customer Service building on Murray Street. Residents are encouraged to wear...
Alexandria, La. (May 10, 2022) — Students in grades K-12 can learn about circuits and electricity at a free STEM Central Louisiana workshop from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the campus of Louisiana State University of Alexandria.
During the program participants will build and test their own stop light. The Department of Defense Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program is being presented by the City of Alexandria, STEM Central Louisiana, the Louisiana Nonprofit and Small Business Assistance Program and Entergy.
“There is a tremendous need for training and education of students in...
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