Arkansas' Top Influencers 2020 Business January 2020 Magazine

Arkansas’ Top Influencers 2020: Kathy Webb, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance/Little Rock City Board

Kathy Webb

A community servant and activist with a reputation for effective coalition-building, Kathy Webb is the executive director of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. The organization is the statewide umbrella for Feeding America food banks and food pantries and the education and advocacy clearinghouse on hunger issues in Arkansas. 


Since 2015, she has also represented Ward 3 on the Little Rock City Board and was selected for a two-year term as vice-mayor January 3, 2017. Prior to serving on the city board, Webb served three terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2007 to 2012 where she was the first woman to co-chair the Joint Budget Committee.


Since then, she’s served on the Metropolitan Housing Authority and the Little Rock Airport Commission, the latest in a long line of community involvement that also includes the University of Arkansas for Medical Services College of Medicine Board of Visitors, Arkansas Hospice and First United Methodist Church of Little Rock.  


Webb grew up in Arkansas and graduated from Little Rock’s Hall High School. She earned a degree from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and attended graduate school at the University of Central Arkansas. Along the way, she also participated in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. 


Among her long list of accolades are honors from the Arkansas Kids Count Coalition, Just Communities of Arkansas and Arkansas AIDS Foundation, to name a few. 


READ MORE: Full List of 2020 Arkansas Influencers

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