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Bio and contact information for: Joan Adcock

Joan Adcock serves as the Position 10 At-Large City Director.  She is the longest-serving City Director in the history of Little Rock.  Director Adcock was first elected to the City Board in November 1992.  She has been reelected in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012.  From January 1995 until December 1996, she served as Vice Mayor.

Director Adcock is a longtime Little Rock resident who graduated from Little Rock Central High School.  For several years she was owner and manger of Youngland Children's Shop.  She was also founder and director of the Hope Center, a non-profit welfare-to-work organization.

Director Adcock has been active in establishing neighborhood associations throughout the city.  She is also active in Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) and has worked for Little Rock to host the national conference twice.  She was also instrumental in establishing the Little Rock Landbank Authority.  She has long been a champion of issues important to children.

Another area of interest for her is the City's animal population.  Director Adcock was involved in the fundraising and design of the new Little Rock Animal Village.  She can often be found volunteering out there in education and outreach efforts as well as helping visitors select a new cat or dog to join their family.

A graduate of Leadership Greater Little Rock, she is a member of the City of Faith Community Board and attends Midtowne Church.  Director Adcock has been actively involved in working with numerous non-profit organizations committed to addressing domestic violence, promoting education and enhancing job training opportunities.  She is also chairing "Working Together in the Community" a coalition of community leaders, businesses, churches and non-profits who work to address the needs of Latinos in Little Rock.

Director Adcock has two children, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Current Term:

January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016
Current City Appointments:

Member of Animal Services Advisory Board
Liaison to Land Bank Commission
Liaison to Little Rock Parks and Recreation Commission
Contact Information:


6808 Mabelvale Pike
Little Rock, AR 72209
(501) 565-6098

Little Rock City Hall
500 West Markham - Room 203
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4510

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