Mayor Belinda C. Constant
Before entering public office, Mayor Belinda C. Constant enjoyed a career in the Louisiana court system as a court reporter, educator and leader of alternative sentencing programs. In 2005, Mrs. Constant was elected as the first woman to the Gretna City Council. Since 2005, she has driven revitalization efforts in the City’s downtown. After two terms as Councilwoman, Mrs. Constant was sworn in on July 1, 2013, as the City’s first female Mayor. As Mayor, she has prioritized quality of life, economic development and cultural promotion issues. Working with residents and the business community, her administration has helped facilitate a renewed interest in the City – resulting in countless business openings, new community events and greater community appreciation for the City’s potential. She is the Immediate Past Co-Chair of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) – a group of more than 80 mayors along all 10 states of the Mississippi River’s main stem – working to renew federal, state and local attention to the country’s most underutilized economic and environmental asset. She is most proud to say that she has been happily married to her husband, Ronnie, for 39 years and has three married children, Blair, Brennan and Cambre and one beautiful granddaughter, Kennedy Grace.
Major Projects/Policies Initiated and/or Completed:
- Gretna Comprehensive Plan
- Gretna Downtown 2020
- Development Code Rewrite
- Historic District Design Guidelines
- Hancock Street Canal Improvements
- City-wide Beautification Initiative
- 4th Street Extension (Richard-Burmaster)
- McDonoghville Fire Station
- 5th Street Improvements
- Gretna City Park Concept Development
- 25th Street Canal Improvements Design/Engineering
- Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts
- Heritage House Welcome Center
- Gretna Senior Center
- Huey P. Long Park
Fair Housing Notification
The City of Gretna wants you to know your options when it comes to discrimination and the Fair Housing Law as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. This law guarantees freedom of choice for every person when selecting a home. It is unlawful for builders, developers, a sales person, real estate brokers and others in similar positions to discriminate against a family or individual based on ethnicity, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. This discrimination can occur in many ways – through advertising, sales, rental, listing, negotiations or inspections. Also in terms, rates, privileges, conditions or financing. It is also illegal to represent a property as not available for inspection, sale or rent when in fact it is.
If you are concerned that you are a victim of Housing Discrimination, please contact the City of Gretna’s Fair Housing Coordinator (Mayor’s Office).