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Posted on: February 29, 2024

Mayor Broome Secures Metro-Council Approval of Crime-Fighting, Homelessness Prevention Initiatives

Baton Rouge, LA – February 28, 2024 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome praised the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council’s support Wednesday evening for her proposed reallocation of more than $4 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) fede...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

MOVEBR celebrates South Choctaw (Flannery – Central Thruway) Ribbon Cutting

Baton Rouge, LA – February 6, 2024 – Today the MOVEBR Program hosted the ribbon cutting for the South Choctaw (Flannery – Central Thruway) capacity roadway improvements. The project consists of widening the roadway f...

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MOVEBR - South Choctaw MyBR Progress
Posted on: February 2, 2024

EmployBR launches Free Certified Nursing Assistant Training Pilot Program

Baton Rouge, LA – February 2, 2024 ­­– EmployBR in partnership with Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, H.E.A.R.T. Academy, and Rosebud Training Academy is launching a Certified Nursing Assistant Training Pilot Program at no cost to interested, ...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Mayor Broome Appoints New Chief of Staff and Assistant Chief Administrative Officer

Baton Rouge, LA – January 23, 2024 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has filled two senior-level vacancies, appointing Julie Baxter Payer (left) as Chief of Staff and Trina Carolina Hall (right) as the Assistant Chief Administrati...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Mayor Broome Announces Street Lighting Upgrade Project

Baton Rouge, LA – January 23, 2024 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces a significant upgrade to street lighting on three roadways in Baton Rouge. The project is replacing traditional mercury vapor bulbs with brighter, energy-efficient...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: January 11, 2024

MOVEBR program breaks ground on the Constantin Blvd. Project

Baton Rouge, La. – January 11, 2024 – The MOVEBR program broke ground on Constantin Boulevard (Midway Drive–Bluebonnet Boulevard). This project extends the current Constantin Blvd., formerly known as Dijon Ave, from Midway Drive to Bluebonnet Blv...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Mayor Broome Outlines Five Pathways to Progress

Baton Rouge, LA – January 10, 2024 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome outlined a comprehensive and bold vision for Baton Rouge today during her State of the City Address at the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge. Her vision for 2024 and beyond emphas...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Mayor Broome Delivers 2023 State of the City

Baton Rouge, La. – January 4, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome delivered her 2023 State of the City Address today at the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge. Mayor Broome highlighted improvements for a number of important issues like crime, dra...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Baton Rouge Mayor Takes on Leadership Role in Nationwide Coalition to Fight Childhood Hunger

Baton Rouge, LA  January 18, 2023 – In Washington, DC, today, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was named vice chair of the Mayors Alliance to End Childhood Hunger, a nonpartisan coalition working in partnership with the ...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Mayor Broome Announces Florida Corridor Master Plan

Baton Rouge, La. – January 23, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the launch of the Florida Corridor Master Plan. The master plan is a product of the Cortana Corridor Economic District, created in 2021 in cooperation with Build Ba...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Mayor Broome Releases 2022 Open Data Policy Report

Baton Rouge, La. — Jan. 24, 2023 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome released the City-Parish’s 2022 Open Data Policy Report following its presentation at the Jan. 18 Metropolitan Council meeting. The annual report outlines the City-Parish’s ongoing ef...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: May 10, 2023

Update on Comite River Cleaning Project

Baton Rouge, La. – May 10, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced an update on the ongoing Comite River Clearing Project, a vital project to enhance drainage in East Baton Rouge Parish.

"With every ton of material removed from ...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Announces the Return of Summer of Hope Initiative

Baton Rouge, LA – May 16, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome today announced the return of the Summer of Hope initiative, a community-led violence reduction campaign that aims to restore hope to families and make neighborhoods safer. The initiati...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: July 12, 2023

Mayor Broome Announces Departure of Police Chief Murphy Paul, Applauds His Monumental Leadership

Baton Rouge, LA - July 12, 2023 - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the departure of Baton Rouge Police Department Chief Murphy Paul later this year after an extraordinary five and half years of exemplary service. Chief Paul, known for his tr...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: August 16, 2023

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Announces Major Roadway Enhancements Through Road Rehab Program

Baton Rouge, LA – August 16, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today an action plan to repave and restripe dozens of City-Parish roads throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. With a focus on safety and efficiency, this proposal is part of ...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: October 12, 2023

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT Sharon Weston Broome

American Flag Retirement Program

Baton Rouge, Louisiana — October 12, 2023 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is proud to share the establishment of American Flag Retirement Box Locations across Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. These specially ...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Mayor Broome Announces Next Chief for the Baton Rouge Police Department

Baton Rouge, LA — December 21, 2023 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today she has appointed Thomas S. "TJ" Morse, Jr. as the next Chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department. The decision comes after a thorough ...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: December 5, 2023

MyBR App is here!

Baton Rouge, La. - December 5, 2023 - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the launch of the MyBR app, a comprehensive platform designed to streamline access to city services, enabling residents of East Baton Rouge Parish to stay engaged, produc...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: November 29, 2023

MOVEBR celebrates opening of new Ben Hur Intersection

Baton Rouge, La. – November 29, 2023 – Today Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the MOVEBR Program celebrated the opening of Ben Hur Intersection at Nicholson Drive. The project consisted of realigning the roadway to create a safer intersec...

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Baton Rouge Named a Top 10 Digital City for Ninth Consecutive Year

Baton Rouge, La. – November 13, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that Baton Rouge has been named a Top 10 Digital City for the ninth consecutive year by the Center for Digital Government.

Baton Rouge clinched the Top 10 rankin...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: October 4, 2023

Comite River Cleaning Project Completed

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – October 4, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the successful completion of the Comite River Cleaning Project, a major effort to enhance drainage in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The Comite River plays a pivotal ...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: September 25, 2023

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT Sharon Weston Broome

Baton Rouge, La – September 25, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Metropolitan Councilman Darryl Hurst, Capital Area Transit System (CATS), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHC...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: August 2, 2023

Second Quarter Report: EBR Public Safety Partnership

Baton Rouge, LA – August 2, 2023 – The East Baton Rouge Gun Violence Collaborative Public Safety Partnership (PSP) released the Second Quarter Report of 2023, highlighting the continuing progress made in reducing gun violence in the East Baton Ro...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Scotlandville Affordable Housing Development

Baton Rouge, LA - July 27, 2023 - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced an agreement with KMT Holdings for the construction of the Scotlandville Housing Development. This crucial agreement paves the way for the construction of 36 affordable housi...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: July 25, 2023

Twin Oaks Bridge Replacement: Restoring Vital Connection for Baker

BATON ROUGE, La. – July 25, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Mayor Darnell Waites celebrated an important milestone today as they announced the completion of the Twin Oaks Drive Bridge over Cypress Bayou in Baker. The 120-foot-long bridge w...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: July 21, 2023

AC Units Donated to Seniors in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA – July 21, 2023 – In response to the prolonged period of high temperatures, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome partnered with the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging and Capital Area United Way, to provide 50 air-conditioning unit...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: July 19, 2023

Design Concepts Released for First MOVEBR Major Corridor Enhancement Project

Baton Rouge, La. – July 19, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the MOVEBR program management team released proposed plans for the College Drive Corridor Enhancement Project at a public open house held at the Westdale Heights Academic Magnet (...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: July 11, 2023

MOVEBR Program Completes 14th Project with Florida Street ADA Improvements Downtown

Baton Rouge, La. – July 11, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the completion of the MOVEBR program’s 14th project, the Florida Street ADA Compliance Project, at the Downtown Development District’s (DDD) board meeting today and...

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Florida Street ADA Compliance Project MyBR Progress
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Baton Rouge Fire Department Community Connect

Baton Rouge, LA – June 13, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the launch of Baton Rouge Fire Department Community Connect, a new online registry that allows residents and business owners within city limits to share important information...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Mayor Broome Announces Upcoming Summer of Hope Community Events

Baton Rouge, La. — June 8, 2023 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the latest events for Summer of Hope. This 15-week, community-led initiative operating under Safe Hopeful Healthy Baton Rouge aims to promote peace, create opportuni...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: April 11, 2023

Comite River Cleaning Underway

Baton Rouge, La. – April 11, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Metropolitan Councilmember Aaron Moak and Central Mayor Wade Evans announced today the Comite River is being cleaned in East Baton Rouge Parish. Work began in recent weeks, with cre...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: April 11, 2023

Baton Rouge to Host Professional Hockey Team

Baton Rouge, La. – April 11, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today Baton Rouge will be home to a new professional hockey team. The announcement was made at the Raising Cane’s River Center alongside team owner Barry Soskin and River C...

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Posted on: March 16, 2023

New Engines and Equipment for Baton Rouge Fire Department

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 16, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Baton Rouge Fire Chief Michael Kimble announced today more than $4 million in new engines and equipment for the Baton Rouge Fire Department. The equipment is already in ...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: February 28, 2023

Baton Rouge Joins Major Cities in Public Safety Coalition

Baton Rouge, LA – February 23, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome joins four cities across the United States in a violence intervention cohort advised by the recently launched Coalition to Advance Public Safety (CAPS). Baton Rouge has teamed up w...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Mayor Broome Appointed to EPA Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON – This month, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the appointment of 15 new and 7 returning members to the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC). The announcement came at a public meeting of the Committee, where members pr...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Mayor Broome Announces Florida Corridor Master Plan

Baton Rouge, La. – January 23, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the launch of the Florida Corridor Master Plan. The master plan is a product of the Cortana Corridor Economic District, created in 2021 in cooperation with Build Ba...

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MyBR Progress
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Baton Rouge Mayor Takes on Leadership Role in Nationwide Coalition to Fight Childhood Hunger

Baton Rouge, LA  January 18, 2023 – In Washington, DC, today, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was named vice chair of the Mayors Alliance to End Childhood Hunger, a nonpartisan coalition working in partnership with the ...

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