Under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (42 USC 5165), a mitigation plan is required for the City of Slidell to qualify for Federal mitigation funds. On September 8, 2020, the City of Slidell adopted the 2020 St. Tammany Parish Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which includes mitigation actions intended to reduce the City’s risks from hazards.

The City’s 2023 Annual Update of Hazard Mitigation Plan is just one part of Slidell’s Community Rating System recertification process; this required annual update report highlights our progress in implementing the City’s mitigation actions. All of our City departments and staff have been working together to make Slidell a more resilient and safer place for our residents to live and for our businesses to thrive. This hard work has paid off with a Community Rating System score of 6 and that score has resulted in lowered flood insurance costs for property owners throughout the city.

For ongoing credit under the Community Rating System, the annual update is being presented to the Slidell City Council on Tuesday, July 25 and made available to the public in the City of Slidell Planning Department at 250 Bouscaren Street in Suite 203 or on the City of Slidell’s Hazard Mitigation web page at http://myslidell.com/planning/#tab-id-5.

For more information, please contact the Slidell Planning Department by email planningdept@cityofslidell.org, or call (985) 646-4320.

7/25/23, 10:00 AM UPDATE: The boil water advisory has been lifted.

The City of Slidell has issued a Boil Water Advisory due to a water main break for the following addresses due to a loss of pressure:

  • 1505 – 1591 Monaco Drive

All affected areas have been notified by the City of Slidell. The Boil Water Advisory will be in effect until the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals analyzes all the water samples. It usually takes several days. Everyone will be notified once the advisory has been lifted.

For more information on what to do during a Boil Water Advisory: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/drinking/drinking-water-advisories/boil-water-advisory.html.

The City of Slidell recently held their quarterly Service Awards Ceremony for employees celebrating milestone years of service to the city.

“Team Slidell is built on the strength of it’s employees, and it is an honor to work with such an extraordinary group of public servants,” said Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer. “I would like to congratulate each of these employees for their hard work and dedication to the City of Slidell and our citizens.”

Pictured from left to right:
  • Daniel Seuzeneau – 15 years
  • Kaitlin St. Pierre – 10 years
  • Deputy Chief of Staff Michael Noto
  • Chief of Staff John Welborn – 5 years
  • Sara Cranford – 10 years
  • Blaine Clancy – 15 years
  • James Moore – 25 years
  • Justin Andrews – 20 years
  • David Farve – 15 years
  • Tory Acker – 15 years
  • Tyler Oulliber – 5 years
  • Maria Collins – 5 years
  • Casey Brooks – 5 years
  • Patrick Hook – 5 years
  • Kevin Sweeney – 5 years
  • Milton Audler – 10 years
  • Chastity Howell – 5 years
  • Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal
Not in photo:
  • Danny Abraham – 5 years
  • Michael Koch – 5 years
  • Forrest Austin – 10 years
  • Conrad Vaillancourt – 10 years
  • Ronald Rudiger – 15 years
  • Jeffrey Collins – 25 years
  • Jason Reavis – 25 years
  • John Ruth – 25 years
7/22/23, 7:00AM UPDATE: the pool is now reopen. 
The Lionel J. Washington Community Pool at Possum Hollow Park is temporarily closed for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience and will post again when the pool reopens.

The City of Slidell is excited to announce that Saturday, July 8, 2023, will officially be Brayden Jobert Day in the City of Slidell. To commemorate this day, the city will host “Celebrating #6! Brayden Jobert and LSU Baseball Day” to honor Brayden and the Louisiana State University (LSU) 2023 Baseball National Championship team starting at 5 p.m. at the Northshore High School Gymnasium. Admission is free.

Brayden Jobert (photo courtesy of Faught Marketing)

“The City of Slidell takes great pride in recognizing local talents and their contributions to our community,” said Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer. “Brayden Jobert has been an exceptional role model for our youth, and we are honored to dedicate this day to celebrate him and his fellow teammate’s achievements.”

Brayden, a native of Slidell, has exemplified excellence and sportsmanship throughout his baseball career. Growing up in Slidell, he played baseball at Slidell Bantam Baseball Association (SBBA) and Northshore High School. After graduating from Northshore, he attended and played baseball at Delgado Community College and Nicholls State before joining LSU’s team as #6 starting right fielder. His dedication, perseverance, and talent have made him an inspiration to aspiring athletes of all ages.

As part of the celebration, Brayden will meet with fans and sign autographs. A limited amount of special edition Slidell baseball cards will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Autographs are limited to one personal item (in addition to the baseball card) per person.

Northshore High School is located at 100 Panther Drive in Slidell. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and admission is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about this event, please call the City of Slidell’s Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646-4375, visit the City of Slidell’s website at MySlidell.com, and follow the “City of Slidell, Louisiana” on Facebook.

Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer and the members of the Slidell City Council would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day!

In observance of Independence Day, city offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, and will reopen during regular hours on Wednesday, July 5. Essential personnel will remain on duty, should an emergency arise. If Slidell residents experience problems with their water or sewer service, they should call the City Services 24-hour emergency hotline at (985) 643-6140.

In preparation for the Olde Towne Slidell 4th of July Summer Concert & Fireworks Show, the City of Slidell is announcing that several roads in Olde Towne will be closed in conjunction with the event.

Starting at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, part of Cousin Street (from First Street to Front Street), First Street (closed bollard area from Brass Monkey to Olde Towne Pizza), and Carey Street (closed bollard area from Restaurant Coté to the intersection of Carey Street and Cousin Street).

The Olde Towne Slidell 4th of July Summer Concert & Fireworks Show is presented by the Olde Towne Merchants Association. The festivities begin at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 in Olde Towne Slidell. There will be great food and drinks, live entertainment and fireworks at 8 p.m.

In preparation for Slidell Heritage Festival, the City of Slidell is announcing that Heritage Park, the boat launch and roads immediately outside of the park will be closed in conjunction with the event.

Heritage Park and the boat launch will close to the public at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, and will remain closed until 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 2. Both entrances to Heritage Park on Bayou Lane will be closed (from Palmettos to Pennsylvania Avenue) to traffic.

The Slidell Heritage Festival is presented by the Rotary Clubs of Slidell, the City of Slidell and The New Orleans Advocate | St. Tammany Farmer. The festivities will be held in Heritage Park on July 1 from 4:00 to 11:00 p.m. There will be great food and drinks, live entertainment by Soul Revival, Amanda Shaw and Zebra and fireworks at 9 p.m.

Admission is $15 and kids 12 and under are free. All proceeds go to local charities. For more information, please visit their website at www.slidellheritagefest.org.

Olde Towne Arts Commission (OTAC) and the City of Slidell are proud to announce the opening of an invitational exhibition, “Inspirations, Impacts, & Influences” at the George Dunbar Gallery in the Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall. The opening reception will be held on Friday, July 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The concept for this exhibit is to pay homage to George Dunbar, the premier artist who brought Modern Art from New York to the Southeast in the 1950’s. Since then, Dunbar has encouraged these artists to push their own boundaries and to continuously follow their passions.

The artists include Dana Bordelon, Charlotte Lowry Collins, Lizzie Shelby Daquin, Matt Litchliter, and Martin Needom. The artists were chosen based on one commonality: their interactions with and appreciation for Dunbar, who is also the namesake of the gallery. This exhibition displays each artist’s unique views, as well as their intersections and divergences from each other.

An Artist’s Talk on Friday, July 14 at 6 p.m. will offer insight into the inspiration, impact, and influences for these artists. Both the opening and talks will be open to the public and is free of charge.

“We are excited to partner with OTAC to present this exhibit and bring together such a talented group of artists to honor George Dunbar,” said Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer. “We invite everyone to join us for the opening reception and artist’s talk.”

The George Dunbar Gallery is located in the Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall, at 2055 Second Street in Olde Towne Slidell. To view the exhibit, call the City of Slidell’s Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646-4375 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be on display July 17 – August 25, 2023. Admission is free.

In observance of Juneteenth, city offices will be closed on Monday, June 19, 2023, and will reopen during regular hours on Tuesday, June 20.

Essential personnel will remain on duty. If Slidell residents experience problems with their water or sewer service, they should call the City Services 24-hour emergency hotline at (985) 643-6140.