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Mayor Greg Cromer

Mayor Greg Cromer and his wife Peggy have lived in Slidell since 1982.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Masters in Business Administration from Louisiana State University.  Greg and Peggy have two children, Nikki and Clay, and two grandchildren, Stephen and Orson.

Greg was employed for 27 years by Lockheed Martin, working on external fuel tanks for NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. He retired in 2009 as Safety and Product Assurance Liaison to the Production Operations division of the company and began working for Geocent, a multi-state corporation, as a Project Manager for the company’s work with NASA.

Long active in the community, Greg is a longtime member of the Slidell Noon Lions Club and a past board member of the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation. In 2002, Greg won a seat on the Slidell City Council, a post to which he was reelected in 2006. He served as Council President during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, assuming responsibility for the City’s single shelter and overseeing the distribution of relief supplies.

Chief Randy Fandal

The Slidell Police Department is a dynamic and innovative department currently composed of over 100 officers and civilian employees who serve with pride and dedication. The department’s efforts are supported by a contingent of community volunteers who donate their time to perform a variety of essential and valuable duties by serving as reserve officers. The department’s focus is on reducing crime and maintaining quality of life for the citizens of Slidell.

The Slidell Police Department became an internationally accredited law enforcement agency in 1995. It obtained this accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement, also known as C.A.L.E.A. This means the Slidell Police Department is held to a higher standard when it comes to our daily operations, training, and policies. Through the dedication of all of the Slidell Police Department employees, the department remains highly professional.

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For Our Residents

In 2018, Slidell, LA had a population of 27.8k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $54,733. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Slidell, LA grew from 27,755 to 27,769, a 0.0504% increase

The median property value in Slidell, LA is $156,200, and the homeownership rate is 69.7%. Most people in Slidell, LA commute by drove alone, and the average commute time is 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Slidell, LA is 2 cars per household.

  • Taxes

    Property taxes of residents who live within Slidell City limits are assessed by the St. Tammany Parish Assessor’s Office and
    collected by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

  • Parks and Recreation

    The Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for the maintenance and scheduling of all 30 city parks, the Summer Recreation Program for children, city beautification, landscaping of public buildings, adult softball and kickball leagues, and the sponsorship of certain city events.

  • Community Events

    The City of Slidell has many cultural events for our citizens to attend, including but not limited to; Bayou Jam Concerts, Christmas Under the Stars, Arts Evening, Slidell Movie Nights, Some Enchanted Evening with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Arts-in-Education opportunities, and may more City Sponsored Events. For more information about our cultural events, please visit The City of Slidell Cultural and Public Affairs Office.

Live • Work • Play

The City of Slidell sits just above the City of New Orleans, north of Lake Pontchartrain. Slidell is just a 25 minute commute to New Orleans. Interstates I-10, I-12, and I-59 all converge in our city making it easy access to Hattiesburg, MS (north), Biloxi, MS and Pensacola, FL (east), and Baton Rouge (west). Slidell is also a quick commute for those working at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and NASA Michoud Assembly Center in New Orleans.

Slidell is a diverse city with many amenities. Fishing, hunting, boating, sailing, canoeing find easy access on Lake Pontchartrain, Bayou Bonfouca, and the Pearl River.

Idyllic communities, filled with antique shops, galleries, and restaurants are found throughout our city. Kids especially enjoy the swamp tours of our pristine Honey Island Swamp and numerous parades, 30 parks, youth rec. leagues, and summer recreation programs.

Exciting flavors inspire menus in elegant dining spaces. Find happiness in perfectly fried shrimp, a mountain of spicy boiled crawfish, and many other world-famous New Orleans dishes at our local restaurants.

There is so much more install for you in Slidell, Louisiana!