Mayor’s Office

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Welcome! It’s a beautiful day in the City of Hammond!

Mayor Mayson Foster

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What a privilege it is for me to serve as Mayor of my hometown Hammond, a city of 20,000 residents and 60,000 people who come to our city daily.  Located at the crossroads of America, we offer a friendly, safe environment while being only minutes from the two largest cities in Louisiana.

At the City of Hammond, TEAM HAMMOND is here to serve you, whether you need services in the water department, recreation, police, or fire departments.  Southeastern Louisiana University is our largest partner offering accredited programs in several areas of study.  In addition, Fanfare presented by SLU offers a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities from the recently-renovated Columbia Theater.  North Oaks Hospital is unexcelled in medical care.  And our many and varied restaurants offer cuisine for every taste.

Hammond was named Louisiana’s Cleanest City for the past six straight years, indicating our desire to offer a higher quality of life.  We offer four beautiful parks for your recreational pleasure.  Zemurray Park is centrally located and offers the first concrete skatepark in the State of Louisiana.

Shopping is at its best whether in the newly renovated Hammond Square, in Downtown Hammond or one of our outlying shopping areas.  Major chains and boutiques mean that you never need to leave our city for all your consumer needs.

As you can see, we are proud of our city, and if any of our staff can assist you in any way, please let us know how.  You may contact me by email at, and I guarantee an answer to you within 24 hours.

Mayson Foster, Mayor