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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

Complete an Application Form:

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

Commission on Children, Youth and Families

The Little Rock Commission on Children, Youth and Families was created by Ordinance #18,673 in April 2002, exclusively as an advisory commission, to be appointed by the Little Rock City Board of Directors, and to provide policy leadership and advocacy that improves the health, safety, education and quality of life of children, youth and families in Little Rock. It consists of nine (9) members, representing the Little Rock City Board of Directors, the Little Rock School District, juvenile justice, public health, early childhood issues, domestic violence, and substance abuse.

The Commission on Children, Youth and Families meets the first Wednesday of each month in Room 207 of the Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center at 3805 West 12th Street at 11:15 AM.

For More Information

Barbara Osborne, Coordinator
Community Programs Department
Little Rock City Hall
500 West Markham Street, Room 220W
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4481
bosborne@littlerock.org

 
AUTHORITY:
Ordinance No. 19902 - Little Rock City Code
 
TERM:
Three (3) years
 
MEMBERS:
Nine (9)
 
DUTIES:
To create by-laws; to recommend to the Little Rock City Board of Directors, the City Manager and the Director of Community Programs such policies and best practices as the Commission believes will aid the City in the delivery of services to at risk children, youth, and families in Little Rock; to make funding priority recommendations to the Little Rock City Board of Directors, the City Manager, and the Director of Community Programs for expenditures for programs for children, youth, and families in Little Rock; to hold public meetings and forums as necessary; to make recommendations to the Little Rock City Board of Directors regarding proposed legislation at the local, state, and national level that affect children, youth, and families in Little Rock; and to appoint committees to assist the Commission in fulfilling its mission and discharging its duties.
 
SELECTION:
Members are appointed by the Little Rock City Board of Directors and shall consist of the following:
One (1) Member of the Little Rock City Board of Directors
One (1) Member of the Little Rock School Board.
One (7) Members with considerable experience and background in developing policy level recommendations relating to children, youth and families, and representing areas of interest such as, but not limited to: child and adolescent development, juvenile justice , and mental health.
 
MEETINGS: 1st Wednesday of Every Month @ 11:15 AM
Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center
3805 West 12th Street
Little Rock, AR  72204
(501) 379-1512

 CONTACT: 
Barbara Osborne
City of Little Rock
Department of Community Programs
500 West Markham Street, Room 220W
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4481

Current Members

Beth Echols
425 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 3801
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 916-3800
Term Expires: 5-31-2015


Lance Hines
(Little Rock City Board of Directors)
409 Wellington Woods Loop
Little Rock, AR 72211
(501) 821-6188
board@littlerock.org
Term Expires: 12-31-2012

Norma Jean Johnson
(Little Rock School District Representative)
1622 Wolfe Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 375-5365
norma_johnson58@yahoo.com
Term Expires: 5-31-2015 

Sheena Lewis
P.O. Box 166295
Little Rock, AR 72216
(501) 707-4504
Term Expires: 5-31-2014
go2sheena@gmail.com
 
Lillie McMullen
9220 Lyndella Court
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 224-2783
lillie.mcmullen@lrsd.org
Term Expires: 5-31-2015

Michael Sanders
9220 Lyndella Court
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 765-7365
sandersmrbb@comcast.net
Term Expires: 5-31-2015

Anna Strong
5410 B Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 626-5777
patterson.anna@gmail.com
Term Expires: 5-31-2014
 
Jo Thompson
5618 Greenwood Acres Boulevard
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 223-2855
Term Expires: 5-31-2014
 
Joyce Wesley
14 White Willow Court
Little Rock, AR 72212
(501) 765-7617
joycew72227@yahoo.com
Term Expires:  5-31-2014
 

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