I, Monique Hamilton-Sarpy, am seeking re-election for the Village of Natchez Alderman seat. I am married and have one child. I graduated from Northwestern State University with a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Information System. I also have a degree in General Studies with a background in Criminal Justice. I am a member of Sigma Gamma Sorority, Inc. I have obtained certification from Southern University in Small Business Development, certification in Entrepreneurship training from NSU Small Business Program, and Hospitality certification from Louisiana Technical College.
It is my belief that public service is a responsibility that we all share. We should all be willing to contribute our time and best effort toward the well-being of the community in which we live, work, and play. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said it well, “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.”
I have lived in the Village of Natchez for all my life and am currently raising a child on the street I grew up on. I have been employed by Pilgrims for over 18 years, I am aware of the needs of the community, the resources available and concerns of the public that face our community.
My service to our community began when I was in my teens and has continued as I’ve worked with the Village of Natchez Heritage Festival Committee. During that time I have volunteered to work in our community park and volunteered to pick up litter along the roadways in our community. I have secured community grants for our Community Park, grants for our Annual Heritage Festival and funding from Keep Louisiana Beautiful for our community. I have provided CPR training to residents as we partner with the Red Cross.
As a Village of Natchez Alderman I have secured an energy efficient lighting grant that provided new lighting in our town hall building and parking lot. I have secured a recreation grant for our community park that also provided lighting, new benches, and signage in our community. I have worked with DOTD to secure pedestrian signs along Hwy 1 and Hwy 119 to provide public safety in our community. I was instrumental in getting an EPA study done on our Town Hall building in 2020 so that we can focus on improving and renovating the building.
I have served on the Natchitoches District 5 fire department board. I have worked with several people throughout my community and other surrounding areas which has taught me patience, cooperation, the importance of work and the benefit of compromise.
My commitment is to serve the citizens of our great community and contribute to its growth and prosperity; I will support public safety, encourage the continued improvements of infrastructure, provide transparency and accountability, encourage new economic development while supporting our local businesses. I will continue to focus on the need for broadband services for our community. I would like to work on improving communication between city administration and the citizens of the Village of Natchez.
With Respect, grace and humility I pledge to help the citizens of The Village of Natchez by committing to work wherever and whenever possible to keep The Village of Natchez the best place in Natchitoches Parish to live, work, learn, and play. I look forward to serving my community. So please remember to vote on March 26, 2022.