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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.

Boards and Commissions Vacancy Announcement

Current List of Boards and Commissions Vacancies

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

Land Bank Commission

 

For More Information

Brittany Jefferson, Redevelopment Administrator
Housing & Neighborhood Programs Department
Little Rock City Hall
500 West Markham Street, Room 120W
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4848
Email: bjefferson@littlerock.org


AUTHORITY:
Ordinance No. 19,911 passed by the Board of Directors on January 15, 2008, created this Commission.  Ordinance No. 20,245 passed by the Board of Directors on April 6, 2010, amended Little Rock City Revised Code 2-330-41 to increase by two (2) members selected from Ward 1 and Ward 2.
   
 TERM: Four (4) Years; Staggered Terms initially
   
 MEMBERS: Eleven (11)
   
 DUTIES: Reverse urban blight, increase home ownership, stabilize property values, provide affordable housing, and improve the health and safety of neighborhood through the study, acquisition and disposal of vacant and abandoned property.
   
SELECTION:
Members are appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Board of Directors and shall consist of the following:

One (1) Representative involved in projects or work dedicated to the development of low to moderate income housing
One (1) Representative of the housing industry
One (1) Officer of a financial institution
One (1) Member of the Little Rock Housing Authority, selected from a list of three (3) names, submitted by the Little Rock Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
One (1) Member of the Community Housing Advisory Board (CHAB), selected from a list of three (3) names, submitted by the CHAB membership
One (1) Ward 1 Representative
One (1) Ward 2 Representative
Four (4) At-Large positions, provided the four shall reside in different City Wards
   
 MEETINGS: Third Wednesday of Each Month
Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center
3805 West 12th Street
11:30 AM
   
 CONTACT: Brittany Jefferson, Redevelopment Administrator
Housing & Neighborhood Programs Department
500 West Markham Street, Room 120W
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4848

Current Members

Grace Hayes Blagdon
(At-Large- Ward 1)
1417 Park Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 372-3554
Term Expires: 3-19-2014
  
Susan Chan
(At-Large- Ward 3)
5313 Scenic Drive
Little Rock, AR 72207
(501) 603-0900
Term Expires: 3-19-2016
 
Odessa Darrough
(Ward 2 Representative)
1609 Fair Park Boulevard
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 661-0562
ogdarrough@prodigy.net  
Term Expires: 3-19-2014
 
Andrew V. Francis
(Low/Moderate Income Housing)
309 Fairfax Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 952-5011
Term Expires: 3-19-2014

Frances Frazier
(At-Large)
3015 Marshall Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
(501) 658-9955
frazierj52@yahoo.com
Term Expires: 3-19-2016
 
Erma Hendrix
(Little Rock Board of Directors)
Little Rock City Hall
500 West Markham Street, Suite 203
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4510
board@littlerock.org
Term Expires:  12-31-2012
Hollie Hutchison
(At-Large)
2014 Jennifer Drive
Little Rock, AR 72212
(501) 258-1017
Term Expires: 3-19-2016

Kenyon Lowe, Sr.
(Housing Authority Representative)
21 Alemeda Drive
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 570-7634
Term Expires: 3-19-2016

Crystal Mercer
(Ward 1 Representative)
1624 West 22nd Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 247-0199
crystalcmercer@gmail.com
Term Expires: 3-19-2014

Hillis Schild
(Financial Institution)
Regions Bank
1501 A Center Street
Little Rock,AR 72201
Term Expires: 3-19-2016
 
Willis Smith
(Housing Industry)
#5 Innwood Circle; Suite 104
Little Rock, AR 72211
(501) 227-9413
Term Expires: 3-19-2014
 
Jarrod Woodley
(CHAB Representative)
12 Elmhurst Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209
(501) 952-1428
jarrod.woodley@gmail.com
Term Expires: 3-19-2014
 
 
 

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