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 grandchildren Kennedy Grace, Brennan, and Noah Paul.
Major Projects/Policies Initiated and/or Completed:
- Gretna Comprehensive Plan
- Gretna Downtown 2020
- Unified Development Code
- Historic District Design Guidelines
- Hancock Street Canal Improvements
- City-wide Beautification Initiative
- 4th Street Extension (Richard-Burmaster)
- McDonoghville Fire Station
- Gretna Capital Improvement Plan
- 5th Street Improvements
- Gretna Resilience District
- Gretna City Park
- 25th Street Canal
- 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).
Fight Fraud, Waste & Abuse!
Contact the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) Hotline if you suspect the misappropriation (theft), fraud, waste or abuse of public funds by anyone. Click here for more information.
Mayor Constant was the recent guest on the NOLA Famous podcast. Listen to the show here: