Little Rock Announces Process to Fill Ward 1 Board Vacancy

Seal of Little Rock
Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021

Media Release

City of Little Rock Public Relations (501) 371-4421

Spencer Watson | (m) 501 804 4822 |

LITTLE ROCK – The City of Little Rock will begin accepting applications to fill the vacant Ward 1 Board of Directors position on Thursday, Sept. 23. The position was left vacant by the Sept. 8 passing of City Director Erma Hendrix; the term continues through December 2022.

Applicants, who must be residents of Ward 1, are invited to apply through the City of Little Rock website,, 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, Board members 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 they will each have 10 minutes allotted to both make a presentation and answer questions. The 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 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.