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Arkansas Municipal League names Sen. Jim Hendren its Person of the Year

The Arkansas Municipal League at its 83rd Convention, held June 14-16 in Little Rock, named District 2 Sen. Jim Hendren its Person of the Year. The League periodically presents the award to a person who, during the previous year, has made a special contribution to advancing the goals and objectives of the League and its member cities and towns.

            During the 2017 legislative session, Hendren sponsored the League’s bill to implement Constitutional Amendment 97, which the state’s voters passed in the General Election of 2016. The new legislation should result in increased economic development opportunities for cities and towns while at the same time ensuring that municipal funds are spent appropriately.

            More than 1,300 city and town leaders from across Arkansas attended the 83rd Convention, where they adopted the League’s agenda for the upcoming year.

            The Arkansas Municipal League is a service and advocacy organization for the municipalities of Arkansas. The League offers its programs and services to all 500 cities and towns in the state and was created in 1934 to assist cities with information and representation in the public affairs of our state and nation. To find out more, please visit www.arml.org.

June 21, 2017


Contact: Don Zimmerman, Executive Director

Whitnee V. Bullerwell, Communications Director

Arkansas Municipal League, 501-374-3484


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