Request Line: (870) 277-1080 [email protected]
Text Your Gift to KLEK1 to 44-321 LEARN MORE

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Inaugural JNL class

Written by Press Release

August 24, 2018

[City-Seal.jpg] Communications Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 24, 2018
Contact: Bill Campbell Director of Communications 870-933-7164 (o), 870-919-7042 (c) [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>

Inaugural Neighborhood Leadership class announced

The inaugural Jonesboro Neighborhood Leadership class has been selected and will provide members with a behind-the-scenes education into the workings of municipal government.

Mayor Harold Perrin initiated the concept with Director of Community Development Tiffny Calloway in an effort to broaden participation in City of Jonesboro government, including the numerous boards and commissions that serve various purposes.

“We wanted to grow the diversity of our boards and commissions, because Jonesboro has grown more diverse over the years,” Perrin said. “And I think this goes hand in hand with the City Council’s recent resolution to include diversity of race, age, gender and to find people from as many different backgrounds as feasible for city input.”

The first class of 18 was selected from more than 50 applicants, and Calloway said it’s important for those not selected to know they can still participate in future classes.

“We had a great response, and it tells us a lot about how much the people of this city want to get involved,” Calloway said. “With these classes, we hope to create new and more diverse generations of future leaders for Jonesboro.”

The first JNL class is composed of three residents from each of the city’s six wards. Ten of the members are female, and the class comprises a variety of backgrounds, ages and races. The class will meet eight Thursday evenings beginning Sept. 6.

“We’re going to introduce them to every department of the city,” Calloway said. “They will engage departmental directors and council members, and tour city facilities. From these classes, they will learn processes and considerations involved when serving residents.”

Inaugural class members are Jena Williams, Brookshield Laurent and Andy Davis (Ward 1); James Hollywood, Kassie Williams and David McAvoy (Ward 2); Ernesto Saucedo, LaCarla Denny and Chris Moss (Ward 3); Aimee McDonald, Tamara Glover and Belinda Stillwell (Ward 4); Adrian Everett, Daniel Bell and Grant Newkirk (Ward 5); Tami Freeman, Britinni McDuff and Jennifer Tapia (Ward 6).

###

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Related Articles

Boozman, Braun, Colleagues Introduce IRS Customer Service Improvement Act

WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) to introduce legislation that will require the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to prioritize federal taxpayers over representational work during tax Read more

Centennial Bank Stadium Returns to Full Capacity for 2021 Season

Football 6/22/2021 3:30:00 PM Story Links JONESBORO, Ark. (6/22/21) – Centennial Bank Stadium will welcome fans at full capacity for the 2021 Arkansas State football season, Vice Chancellor of Intercollegiate Read more

On the Record: Education Secretary Dr. Miguel Cardona

White House Correspondent Ebony Morris is a native Washingtonian and University of South Carolina alumna. Her passion is mentoring young adults by teaching community empowerment and media education. She is Read more

A-State Announces List of Spring 2021 Graduating Students

06/21/2021 JONESBORO – Arkansas State University today announced the list of students who completed degree requirements to graduate at Spring Commencement, held May 8 in Centennial Bank Stadium. Chancellor Kelly Read more

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Pin It on Pinterest