Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission

The Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission is committed to collaborating with individuals and organizations in an effort to realize goals for equity in all facets of our community. The success of the Commission is directly reliant upon the involvement of the community as a whole. The Commission’s mission is to ensure that all the residents of the City and all persons subject to its jurisdiction enjoy equal freedom to pursue their aspirations without discrimination because of race, ethnicity, color or national origin.

For More Information

Ericka Benedicto, Diversity Program Manager
Racial & Cultural Diversity Commission
500 West Markham Street, Room 220W
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 244-5483
ebenedicto@littlerock.gov

AUTHORITY: Ordinance No. 16,722 (August 2, 1991); Ordinance No. 17,665 (January 20, 1998);
Ordinance No. 17,926 (January 19, 1999); Ordinance No. 18,754 (October 1, 2002); Ordinance No. 20,746
TERM:
Three (3) years
MEMBERS: Thirteen (13)
DUTIES: To advise and assist the city in combating racism through education, mediation and legislation; to promote equal opportunity and full exercise of civil rights for all person without discrimination because of race, ethnicity, color or national origin; to engage in such activities as may be referred to the Commission by the Board of Directors; and to prepare an annual report of the Commission's activities.
SELECTION: Members of this Commission are appointed by the Little Rock Board of Directors, which consists of the following:

One (1) Ward 1 Representative
One (1) Ward 2 Representative
One (1) Ward 3 Representative
One (1) Ward 4 Representative
One (1) Ward 5 Representative
One (1) Ward 6 Representative
One (1) Ward 7 Representative
Five (5) At-Large Representatives
MEETINGS: Second Thursday of each Month
Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center
3805 West 12th Street
11:30 AM

Current Members

Carlos Albert
(Ward 6)
3814 Tudor Drive
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 247-6074
calbert37@yahoo.com
Term Expires: 3-31-2018

April Sherrill Buirse
(At-Large)
7316 Royal Oaks Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209
(501) 940-5995
asherr32@att.net
Term Expires: 3-31-2018

Phylesia Davis
(At-Large)
121 Whispering Oak Trail
(501) 786-3297
phylesia.davis@att.net
Term Expires: 3-31-2018

Nicole Freeman
(Ward 2)
1724 South Buchanan Street
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 681-4683
nikkicole2008@yahoo.com
Term Expires: 3-31-2017

Paul Henry
(Ward 3)
6504 Pleasant Place
Little Rock, AR  72205
(501) 663-6615
Term Expires: 3-31-2018

Britt Johnson
(Ward 5)
13921 Saint Michael Drive
Little Rock, AR 72211
(501) 551-9511
bcannonjohnson@gmail.com
Term Expires: 3-31-2018

Tabitha Lee
(Ward 1)
415 West 18th Street, #12
Little Rock, AR  72206
(870) 538-8620
Term Expires:  3-31-2018

Nichetra MaGee
(At-Large)
1212 Twin Lakes Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 410-2700
treandcort@yahoo.com
Term Expires: 3-31-2018

Reginald Merritt
(Little Rock School Board Representative)
34 Sugarloaf Loop
Maumelle, AR 72113
Term Expires: 3-31-19

Dale Pekar
(At-Large)
1010 Rock Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 374-3174
Dale.Pekar@gmail.com
Term Expires: 3-31-2017

Travis Rowan
(At-Large)
11900 Pleasant Ridge Road, Apartment 1521
Little Rock, AR 72223
(501) 517-5757
treday@everydayallday.com
Term Expires: 3-31-2018


April Moore
(Ward 7)
59 Legends Drive
Little Rock, AR 722210
(501) 410-2133
aprilmoore1210@msn.com
Term Expires: 3-31-2019
 
William Torrence
(Ward 4)
11 Jack Nicklaus Cove
Little Rock, AR  72210
(501) 260-3432
drwatorrence@gmail.com
Term Expires:  3-31-2017

City Director Ken Richardson
(Board of Directors Liaison)
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

City Director Capi Peck
(Board of Directors Liaison)
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