BCN Staff – Sept. 23, 2021 — The City of Little Rock will begin accepting applications to fill the vacant Ward 1 Board of Directors seat on today (Sept. 23) following the passing of the late Erma Hendrix on Sept. 8. Hendrix first served on the city’s Board of Directors from November 1993 to December 1994 and was serving her fourth term after being reelected in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018.
Applicants, who must be residents of Ward 1, are invited to apply through the City of Little Rock website, littlerock.gov, between Sept. 23 and Sept. 30. On Oct. 1, all applications will be submitted to members of the Board of Directors for review. At the Board meeting on Oct. 5, city directors will review those applications and rank the top seven finalists.
Those finalists will be invited to a special called board meeting on Oct. 12, at which time they will each have 10 minutes allotted to both make a presentation and answer questions. The City Board will then go into executive session to discuss applications and will return to public session to vote on a selection.
The selected applicant will serve the remainder of the current term, which expires Dec. 31, 2022, and will be eligible for re-election to the position. The position will also be on the ballot in the November 2022 General Election. Anyone who wishes to file to run for the position will need to file with the City Clerk’s office at the appropriate time.
The Board of Directors for Arkansas largest city includes seven Ward positions and three at-large seats that represent the entire city.
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