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Inclusiveness on Boards and Commissions

It is the goal of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, that the Mayor, with confirmation by the City Board of Directors, shall make diligent efforts to appoint citizens of Little Rock to City Boards and Commissions so these bodies meet the goal of inclusiveness by reflecting the diversity of our City, recognizing that this goal may be impacted by Board and Commission positions that are designated by professions, organizations or by Ward representation.

UPDATE Applications for all City's Boards and Commissions can now be submitted at any time, whether or not there are current vacancies.  All applications will be kept on file for two (2) years and in the event a vacancy occurs on the Board or Commission in which you applied, your application will be forwarded to the Little Rock City Board of Directors for consideration.  

If you are interested in volunteering to serve on any of the City's Boards and Commissions, applications can be submitted in a variety of ways:

  1. By filling out the online application.
  2. By mail to the Little Rock City Clerk's Office, 500 West Markham Street, Room 200, Little Rock, AR 72201.
  3. By e-mail to cityclerksoffice@littlerock.org
  4. By fax to (501) 371-4857.

If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the next Board and Commission Vacancy Announcement, please e-mail the City Clerk's Office at cityclerksoffice@littlerock.org to be included on our distribution list.


Complete an Application Form:

Thank you for your interest in serving on one of the City’s various Boards and Commissions.

Advertising and Promotion Commission

The Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission was created by Arkansas Code Annotated and Little Rock City Code 17-100 (Realignment Ordinance 16,4880-9/7/93).  Each of the Commission's seven (7) members serve four (4)- year terms.  The duties of the Commission are to oversee the operations of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, which includes Robinson Center, Statehouse Convention Center, University Conference Center and the Municipal Parking Garage.  Members are appointed by the Little Rock City Board of Directors and consist of the Mayor or his or her appointee, two (2) members from the Little Rock City Board of Directors and four (4) members who are owners of hotels, motels or restaurants.

The Advertising and Promotion Commission meets the third Thursday of each month at 2:00 PM in the Robinson Center Conference Room.

Financial Statements

For More Information

Gretchen Hall, President and CEO
Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 3232
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 255-3319 
Web: www.littlerock.com


AUTHORITY: Arkansas Code Annotated 26-75-605 - Little Rock City Code, Sec. 17-100 (Realignment Ordinance 16,488 - September 7, 1993)
TERM: Four (4) years
MEMBERS: Seven (7)
DUTIES: To oversee operations of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, which includes Robinson Center, Statehouse Convention Center, and the Municipal Parking Garage.
SELECTION: Members of this Commission selected by the present commission members and ratified by the Little Rock City Board of Directors and shall, consist of:
One (1) Mayor or Mayor's Appointee
One (1) Little Rock City Board of Directors
One (1) At-Large Member
Four (4) Members who are owners or managers of hotels, motels or restaurants
MEETINGS: Third Tuesday of Each Month
Robinson Center Conference Room
2:00 PM
CONTACT: Vicki Spears, Executive Assistant
Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 3232
Little Rock, AR 72203
(501) 255-3319

Current Members

Gene Fortson
Little Rock City Board of Directors
Little Rock City Hall
500 West Markham Street, Room 203
Little Rock, AR  72201
(501) 371-4791
(501) 371-4498 Fax
Term Expires: 12-31-2012
J. Warren Simpson 
Owner, Restaurant
Stephens Capital Management
111 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 377-2538
wsimpson@stephens.com
Term Expires: 5-1-2015


Tim Morton  
At-Large
Restaurant 1620
1620 Market Street
Little Rock, AR 72211
(501) 221-1620
Term Expires: 5-1-2015
Larry Carpenter 
Owner, Hotel
Carpenter Hotel Group, LLC
600 Interstate 30 Drive
Little Rock, AR  72202
(501) 224-7520
lrcarpenter@comcast.net
Term Expires: 5-1-2017

Capi Peck 
Owner, Restaurant
10 Piedmont Lane
Little Rock, AR 72223
(501) 221-3330
Term Expires: 5-1-2019


Philip Tappan
Owner, Restaurant
Purple Cow  Headquarters
11700 Rainwood Drive, Suite 1
Little Rock, AR 72212
(501) 224-0119
ptappan@aol.com
Term Expires: 5-1-2016

Mayor Mark Stodola
Little Rock City Board of Directors
Little Rock City Hall
500 West Markham Street, Room 203
Little Rock, AR  72201
(501) 371-4510
mayor@littlerock.org
Term Expires: 12-31-2012
 

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