The Special Projects Division is housed within the Little Rock City
Manager's Office. This Division has the responsibility of overseeing
many of the long-term projects affecting the relationship between City
Government and the community. Major projects assigned to the Special
Projects Division include the following:
The 2004 Bond Issue
Former Mayor Jim Dailey and the Little Rock City Board of Directors
appointed eleven (11 members to the Project Progress Committee. This
citizen-based committee was charged with monitoring the progress of all
bond projects and was made up of a representative from each of the
City's seven (7) Wards and a person to represent the interest of the Parks
& Recreation and the Little Rock Zoo. A CPA, an engineer, and a telecommunications representative
was also named to the committee. In addition, two (2) members of the Little
Rock City Board of Directors served on this committee.
Central High Integration 50th Anniversary
Former Mayor Jim Dailey and the Little Rock City Board of Directors named eighteen (18) Little Rock citizens to serve on the Central High Integration 50th Anniversary Commission.
This Commission was charged with the responsibility of planning major
events to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Little Rock Nine integrating
Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Co-chairs for this commission
were Virgil Miller of Metropolitan National Bank and Nancy Rousseau, who
is principal of Little Rock Central High School. The commemoration was held in September 2007.
Vision Little Rock
Vision Little Rock was a community goal-setting process that involved
more than 300 citizen volunteers. In 2000, former Mayor Jim
Dailey and the Little Rock City Board of Directors determined that the
City would benefit from a follow-up evaluation of FUTURE Little Rock,
which was implemented in 1992. A sixty (60)-member Vision Team was appointed
and a diverse group of citizens were appointed to thirteen (13) workgroups
and charged with setting the direction of Little Rock's future for the
next ten (10) years. From this process thirty-three (33) goals were presented and
adopted by the Little Rock City Board of Directors in January 2002.
Subsequently, a scorecard has been developed to assist with monitoring
these goals. An update on the status of the goals is released annually.
For more information:
City of Little Rock
500 West Markham Street, Room 203
Little Rock, AR 72201