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Covington Comprehensive Plan 2030 Web-Meeting Monday February 22nd

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Covington Comprehensive Plan 2030 meetings continue with a Steering Committee & Stakeholders webinar on Monday, February 22nd, 2021. This meeting is open to the public, register in advance here. You can see past presentations and meeting records from the Covington Comprehensive Plan here. Any meeting feedback, input, or questions are welcomed at info@covingtonplan2030.com.

Covington Comprehensive Plan 2030 Steering Committee and Stakeholders Meeting (Open to Public)

  • Monday, February 22, 2021
  • 5:30 PM 7:00 PM

Please register through this link prior to the event.
The meeting can be accessed via video or by calling in.

Another meeting for the Covington Comprehensive Plan 2030 will be held Monday March 15, 2021. Learn more, review the plan and get involved at www.covingtonplan2030.com

Local Events

Save the Date: Coffee & Conversation with Mayor Mark

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City of Covington Mayor Mark Johnson invites you to join him for A Morning of Coffee & Conversation at the Bogue Falaya Hall next Friday, September 18th, 2020, from 9 am – 10 am.

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Visit covla.com and sign up for Mayor Mark’s emails for more updates.

Local Events Non Profit Spotlight

4th Annual NAMIWalks St. Tammany Goes Virtual

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For the past three years, NAMI St. Tammany has populated the beautiful Mandeville Lakefront with hundreds of walkers, showing support for mental health awareness, advocacy, and support, growing larger each year.

With the impacts of COVID-19, our daily lives and routines have been interrupted, leaving uncertainty, anxiety, added stress and often depression. Many individuals living with a mental illness are struggling to maintain their recovery while others are experiencing mental health symptoms for the first time. We are just beginning to see the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health. Now, more than ever, we want to show our community during the pandemic that “You are not alone.”

Unable to rally as usual this year, we have chosen to bring our 4th Annual NAMIWalks St. Tammany event to a virtual platform. On Saturday, October 10th, NAMI St. Tammany joins over 70 NAMIWalks virtual events across the country uniting for “A National Day of Hope” to show solidarity in our mission to increase awareness for mental health and recovery.

A Virtual Walk means you get to choose how you want to participate. How do you practice self-care? Take a walk around your neighborhood, share your story on social media, or host a virtual yoga party. Get creative to show your advocacy and support.

We invite everyone to join us, wherever you are, to remind our community that mental health matters and resources are available to help. Together we will continue to work toward our goal of #MentalHealthforAll.

Saturday, October 10th – NAMIWalks St. Tammany Online

Register for free or donate at: www.namiwalks.org/sttammany.
For more information, call (985)626-6538 or email walks@namisttammany.org

To learn more about NAMI St. Tammany, the resources we provide to the community, or to get involved, visit our website at namisttammany.org.

Non Profit Spotlight

NAMI Offers Free Mental Health Programs Online

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NAMI St. Tammany’s 2020 Fall Education programs have gone virtual to ensure safety and convenience for all participants.

Offering a unique learning experience for individuals living with a mental illness and their family members, these programs are designed to help establish and maintain wellness and recovery while increasing communication and coping skills.

Trained facilitators with lived experience guide participants through presentations, interactive activities, and group discussions to offer community support in a confidential setting at no cost.

Who: Any adult experiencing a mental health condition or has a loved one living with a mental health condition
What: Free support and education from a trained facilitator who has shared a similar journey
Where: Online; from the comfort of your own home

Peer-to-Peer

8-week course for individuals living with mental illness.
Begins Wednesday, September 9th

Family-to-Family

8-week course for family members of individuals living with mental health conditions.
Begins Tuesday, September 15th

All programs are free; however, space is limited, and registration is required.

For more information or to register today, contact the NAMI St. Tammany office at (985) 626-6538 or info@namisttammany.org

NAMI St. Tammany is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education, advocacy, and resources to individuals living with a mental illness and their family members. Learn more at namisttammany.org

Shop Local

Shop Local, USA

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The mission of Shop Local, USA is important because we need to re-focus attention on our local businesses who support the infrastructure of our towns and cities by providing jobs, collecting and paying taxes and creating overall economic activity as they compete with on-line shopping.

The best way to get more customers is to show them a map to the front door of your business.  Over the years, we have produced numerous caricature maps featuring local businesses with much success and now, information about your business can be available on our website providing even more exposure.

While we will produce and distribute full color printed versions of our maps, the real value is an all new unique digital microsite strategy designed to provide our businesses world-wide exposure on the Internet via the latest technology available.  Specific details and information utilizing digital links such as your telephone, email, your website, Facebook, Twitter, a Google map to your business address and other links are designed specifically to showcase your business and create accessibility with a simple click of the mouse.

The cost for a business to participate could be less than $25.00 a month depending on the location of the project.  This includes your own personally designed and approved microsite with your choice of content, all the latest links where applicable, accessible by mobile devices, inclusion on the full color printed versions and with promotional advertising options to increase sales for your business. 

A.G. Crowe, a successful businessman for many decades while serving as a school board member and state legislator, started one of his first businesses in Slidell (St. Tammany Office Products) by sponsoring a caricature poster map with his friend and artist, Ron Barthet.  The project was so successful that dozens of new projects featuring businesses from various towns and cities have since been produced.

To be included, please call 985.788.9772 or email info@shoplocalusa.online to reserve your place on the map.

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Support Keep Covington Beautiful on GiveNOLA Day

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giveNOLAmay5Keep Covington Beautiful is participating in Give NOLA Day, a one-day online giving event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Donations can be made online at www.givenola.org from midnight to midnight on Tuesday May 5th. Every dollar donated will be increased with additional dollars provided by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and their Give NOLA Day sponsors. Minimum donation is $10. Donations will benefit KCB’s major project, the Blue Swamp Nature Trail and other beautification,  environmental education, litter prevent-ion & recycling activities.  To learn more, visit www.keepcovingtonbeautiful.org