Kathy Webb represents Ward 3 on the Little Rock City Board. She started her first term on January 1, 2015. Though new to the City Board, she is not new to public service. She served three terms in the Arkansas General Assembly as a State Representative from 2007 through 2012.
Webb grew up in Arkansas and graduated from Little Rock Hall High. She earned a degree from Randolph-Macon Woman's College and attended graduate school at the University of Central Arkansas. She has also participated in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
After working in political advocacy in Washington D.C. and throughout the U.S. for several years, she spent over 20 years in the restaurant industry in Illinois, Tennessee and Arkansas.
Her community involvement includes service on the UAMS College of Medicine Board of Visitors, Arkansas Hospice, and First United Methodist Church of Little Rock. She was the founding president of the Chicago-area affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the cure.
She has been honored by the Arkansas Kids Count Coalition, Just Communities of Arkansas Humanitarian of the Year Award, First Branch Award from the Arkansas Judicial Council and Pioneer Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners. Webb has also been honored by the Sierra Club, Arkansas AIDS Foundation, Arkansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Pulaski County CASA, Interfaith Alliance for Worker Justice, Arkansas AARP, Arkansas Hospitality Association and the Arkansas Municipal League. She received the Hendrix College Ethel K. Millar Award for social justice and the Rev. Negail Riley Award from Black Methodists for Social Renewal.
While in the legislature, she was the first woman to co-chair the Joint Budget Committee. She was also named the most effective legislator by Talk Business. Since leaving the legislature, she has served on the Metropolitan Housing Authority and the Little Rock Airport Commission.
She currently serves as Executive Director of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. The Alliance is the statewide umbrella organization for Feeding America food banks, food pantries and agencies and hunger activists. It is the lead partner for the Arkansas No Kid Hungry Campaign and the education and advocacy clearinghouse on hunger issues in Arkansas.