Commission on Children, Youth and Families

The Little Rock Commission on Children, Youth and Families was created by Ordinance No. 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 at The Centre at University Park located at 6401 West 12th Street at 11:30 AM.

For More Information

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

AUTHORITY:
Ordinance No. 19,902 - 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 @ 11:30 AM
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

SiKia Brown
5022 West 56th Street
Little Rock, AR  72209

(501) 442-8083
sbrown@arhungeralliance.org
Term Expires:  5-31-2018

Michelle Coleman
13502 St. Charles Boulevard
Little Rock, AR  72211

(501) 425-6239
mcoleman@fsainc.org
Term Expires:  5-31-2018

Beth Echols
425 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 3801
Little Rock, AR  72201

(501) 376-3800
echols@gill-law.com
Term Expires:  5-31-2018

Dr. Frederick Fields
(Little Rock School Board Representative)
501 Sherman Street

Little Rock, AR  72202
(501) 779-4838
frederick.fields@lrsd.org
Term Expires:  5-31-2019

Kimberly Kenser
2500 Kavanaugh Blvd. Apt. C6
Little Rock, AR  72205

(501) 240-1591
kimkenser@gmail.com
Term Expires:  5-31-2020

Brendan Quirk
5108 Country Club Boulevard
Little Rock, AR  72207

(501) 729-0999
baquirk@gmail.com
Term Expires:  5-31-2020

Marcovous Williams
P.O. Box 542
Mabelvale, AR 72103

(501) 240-2794
marcovouswilliams@yahoo.com
Term Expires:  5-31-2020

Jennifer Wyse
15515 Capitol Hill Boulevard #620

Little Rock, AR 72223
(501) 412-8368
jwyse@wilson-assoc.com
Term Expires: 5-31-2020

Vice-Mayor Kathy Webb

(Board of Directors Liaison)
Little Rock City Hall
500 West Markham Street, Room 203
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4510
Term Expires: 12-31-2018

City Director Lance Hines
(Voting Member)
Little Rock City Hall
500 West Markham Street, Room 203
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4510
board@littlerock.gov
Term Expires:  12-31-2018