GRETNA — The Louisiana Garden Club Federation announced the City of Gretna as the Category H winner of the 2022 Cleanest City Contest State Competition. Per the LGCF, the purpose of the contest, which the Federation first sponsored in 1958, is to “instill civic pride in the individual citizens and thus, improve the appearance of towns and cities. Each year competition has become stronger, and the cities and towns have achieved higher and higher standards of cleanliness.”
LGCF State President Roxanna Champagne and LGCF State Cleanest City Chairman Jean Gilstrap presented the award today to Mayor Belinda Constant, who turned it over to the members of the Gretna Public Works Department, without whose prodigious efforts the win would not have been possible. Mayor Constant also recognized the Gretna Code Enforcement Department as well as the many Gretna residents who had a hand in preparing the city for judging.
Chairman Gilstrap pointed out that only nine other cities in the state received this honor – Marion, Lecompte, Jean Lafitte, Homer, Scott, West Monroe, Monroe, and Lafayette. Gretna earned the State title for the first time in 2021, after competing for several years as the Category H District winner and placing as State runner up.