The new year will mean new leaders in the City of Crowley, including a new mayor and six new aldermen.
“We are very excited. Let’s just say that they got out and voted, and the public has spoken,” said Mayor-elect Tim Monceaux, who won the run-off against Councilwoman Ezora Proctor.
Monceaux previously served on the city council and will continue with Crowley’s government, starting January 1.
“We have to crawl before we can walk,” he said of his plans for the city. “I’m going to try to improve our parks and have a lot of things for our kids to do and, of course, working hard for economic development. We would like to see our city grow.”
Monceaux, who has worked in construction sales for nearly 40 years, also has plans to improve drainage.
“We have some street projects and drainage projects that are on our agenda. I sat on public works, which is the street department and drainage, which was very beneficial to me. And, now, having that experience, there are a lot of areas that need to be addressed,” he said.
Six new faces will also be sitting on the city council. Four council members, including Monceaux, had given up their seat to run for mayor. Mayor Greg Jones did not seek re-election after serving three terms.
“I’m a firm believer in solidarity and, I think, working together. And, it’s just like what I have on my signs; it’s ‘together we can make a difference.'”
The mayor-elect, along with the six new council members, will be sworn in at Crowley City Hall on December 27 at 3 p.m.