Departments & Boards

The City of New Roads believes that Boards, Commissions and Committees should represent the full range of diversity in our community. With this in mind, the City is looking for individuals interested in public decision making and civic life to apply for openings on the City’s boards, commissions and committees. It is important to the city’s future that the whole community be represented. These are appointed positions.
The boards and commissions include:
– Airpark Commission
– Historic District Commission
– Housing Authority
– Main Street Board
– Planning & Zoning Commission


Lynette H. Nelson, Secretary-Treasurer
T: 225.638.5360 ext. 203
F: 225.638.5379
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Responsible for policing the city streets and assisting the citizens with safety issues. Responsible for the traditional law enforcement functions of most communities. The New Roads Police Department provides the highest quality service, preserving human rights, lives, and property, while striving to achieve the goals of the department, the city, and the community. The department is committed to the highest professional standards, working in partnership with our citizens to problem solve and meet the challenges of reducing crime, creating a safer environment, and improving our quality of life.

Kevin McDonald, Chief of Police
T: 225.638.3271 or 225.638.5373
T: 225.638.5360, ext. 302
F: 225.638.5365
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Police Officers on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

William H. Scott Civic Center:

Provides a venue for special events and meetings. Auditorium and meeting rooms available for rent. Newly renovated building ideal for weddings, concerts, meetings, community events etc.

Jennifer M. Guidry
T: 225-638-5360, ext. 202
F: 225-638-5368

Public Works:
Responsible for the major utilities and infrastructure of the city. The Public Works Department’s main office is located at 210A Oak Street. The office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for City recognized holidays. The Department is charged with most of what you think of when you consider public services; gas, wastewater, sanitation, and streets. The goal of the Public Works department is to provide these services in a comprehensive, efficient and cost-effective manner.

Paul Seawell, Public Works Director
T: 225.638.5360, ext. 101 or 225.638.5371
F: 225.638.5367
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Licensing & Permits:

Whitney Warr, Licensing Clerk
T: 225.638.5360 ext. 204
F: 225.638.5368
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

The Utilities Department handles the infrastructure, maintenance and operation of all city utilities. City of New Roads owns, operates, and maintains electric, water, gas and sewer utility services.

Chastity Roberts, Utility Clerk
T: 225.638.5360 ext. 208
F: 225.638.5368

Paul Seawell, Utilities Director
T: 225.638.5360 ext. 101
F: 225.638.5368

Main Street Program:

George Miller

T: 225.713-8553
F: 225.638.5368
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

False River Regional Airport:
False River Regional Airport is a public use General Aviation airport located in Pointe Coupee Parish, 3 miles northwest of New Roads and approximately 33 miles from downtown Baton Rouge. The airport caters to general aviation, providing a comfortable pilots lounge, excellent navigational aids, three approaches (NDB  freq. 356, Localizer  freq. 111.9, VOR-DME), 24 hour automated self-serve fuel station.

Yvonne Chenevert, Airport Director/Manager
T: 225.638.3192
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
P. O. Box 97
New Roads, La. 70760

Airport Information