A former Monroe City Councilman and current Mayor of Monroe, James “Jamie” Mayo is a supportive leader in the City of Monroe. Through his deeds and good works, he has made a difference in our community. With the many duties incumbent upon him as mayor, he still finds the time to make a positive impact on the lives of all children. He has diligently provided his time, financial contributions, support, and love for the students of Carroll High School.
Mayor Mayo has received numerous awards including: National Conference of Black Mayor’s Valiant Award for outstanding service in the aftermath of Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita; Who’s Who Among Business Leaders; Rupert F. Richardson Legacy Award; Louisiana Chapter of American Planning Association Award for Distinguished Leadership; Louisiana Transit “Extra Mile” Award for Leadership in Public Transportation; Louisiana Head Start Association Award of Excellence; and, Martin Luther King Trailblazer Award from the Ouachita Parish Martin Luther King Foundation.
Annually, Mayor Mayo personally contributes to the community in a variety of ways. He hosts a turkey give-away at local churches, senior centers, and Monroe Housing Authorities; gives away bikes to deserving children in Monroe City Elementary Schools; reads to students at schools; plays Santa at an elementary school; gives motivational speeches at different schools and different youth groups; visits seniors at senior centers and goes to call bingo and takes snacks; and, gives financially to numerous people/organizations (sponsorships). He also started the OK program in Monroe designed to reduce the incarceration in African American Males
Although Mayor Mayo is not a Carroll graduate, he has ingratiated himself to this community through his actions. Among his many contributions to Carroll High School, Mayor Mayo supported the implementation of an after-school tutorial program at Marbles Community Center; led effort to purchase a tractor for the Carroll Athletic Program; personally provided financial contributions to the basketball team and choir; sponsored a fundraiser at New Light Baptist Church for Carroll’s Choir trip to Carnegie Hall in New York; sponsored scholarships on behalf of the City of Monroe along with Entergy awarded to (2) students the last 9 years (totaling $9,000); introduced several celebrities as speakers to Carroll High School; supported building of a baseball field in partnership with the Monroe City School Board behind Marble Community Center; and, regularly provides summer jobs for Carroll students through the City of Monroe. Mayor Mayo also has given his State of the City Address to Carroll students as well as made several appearances at the school to motivate them. He is truly an outstanding Carroll Supporter.