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Mayor Greg Cromer
Mayor Greg Cromer and his wife Peggy have lived in Slidell since 1982. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Masters in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. Greg and Peggy have two children, Nikki and Clay, and three grandchildren, Stephen, Orson, and Maeve.
Greg was employed for 27 years by Lockheed Martin, working on external fuel tanks for NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. He retired in 2009 as Safety and Product Assurance Liaison to the Production Operations division of the company and began working for Geocent, a multi-state corporation, as a Project Manager for the company’s work with NASA.
Long active in the community, Greg is a longtime member of the Slidell Noon Lions Club and a past board member of the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation. In 2002, Greg won a seat on the Slidell City Council, a post to which he was reelected in 2006. He served as Council President during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, assuming responsibility for the City’s single shelter and overseeing the distribution of relief supplies.
Chief Randy Fandal
Randy Fandal is a fourth-generation Slidell native. He graduated from Slidell High in 1978 and the Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Institute in 1987. He has served and protected the community of Slidell and the State of Louisiana for over 36 years. Randy began his law enforcement career with the Slidell Police Department in 1980. He worked for Slidell Police Department for 10 years serving as a patrolman, detective in the criminal investigations division, a patrolman in the traffic division, and an emergency medical technician.
In 1990, Randy completed the Louisiana State Police Academy. He graduated number 1 in his class and received the Douglas M. Millet Award for Outstanding Leadership. During his career with the Louisiana State Police, he served as the Lieutenant overseeing the statewide LSP Criminal Patrols Program which seized illegal contraband from vehicles traveling on the highways and interstates. Under his command, the criminal interdiction program received national and international recognition from the Drug Interdiction Assistance Program for having the largest seizure of crystal myth in the United States resulting from a traffic stop- over 500 lbs.
For Our Residents
In 2020, Slidell, LA had a population of 27.8k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $55,842. Between 2010 and 2020 the population of Slidell, LA grew from 27,068 to 28,781, a 6.32% increase
The median property value in Slidell, LA is $167,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.7%. Most people in Slidell, LA commute by drive alone, and the average commute time is 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Slidell, LA is 2 cars per household.
Live • Work • Play
The City of Slidell sits just above the City of New Orleans, north of Lake Pontchartrain. Slidell is just a 25 minute commute to New Orleans. Interstates I-10, I-12, and I-59 all converge in our city making it easy access to Hattiesburg, MS (north), Biloxi, MS and Pensacola, FL (east), and Baton Rouge (west). Slidell is also a quick commute for those working at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and NASA Michoud Assembly Center in New Orleans.
Slidell is a diverse city with many amenities. Fishing, hunting, boating, sailing, canoeing find easy access on Lake Pontchartrain, Bayou Bonfouca, and the Pearl River.
Idyllic communities, filled with antique shops, galleries, and restaurants are found throughout our city. Kids especially enjoy the swamp tours of our pristine Honey Island Swamp and numerous parades, 30 parks, youth rec. leagues, and summer recreation programs.
Exciting flavors inspire menus in elegant dining spaces. Find happiness in perfectly fried shrimp, a mountain of spicy boiled crawfish, and many other world-famous New Orleans dishes at our local restaurants.
There is so much more install for you in Slidell, Louisiana!