The Little Rock Nine
In the fall of 1957, Little Rock became the symbol of state resistance to school desegregation.
Little Rock is a city made of people of different ages, races, ethnicities, levels of ability, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions and socio-economic statuses, and we are at our best when these diversities are given light to show the full spectrum of our home.
We recognize that diversity is a strength and a unifier, not a divider. To that end, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) is committed to ensuring that Little Rock is a destination that is welcoming and open to all who seek to come here.
Our work reinforces what we know to be true about our city: that Little Rock is a place where all people should have equal access to the opportunity and promise of our city. We understand that not all visitors to our city have traveled the same road, but our commitment to equity ensures that everyone will have equal access to the promise of Little Rock: a warm, inviting and diverse city that is full of surprises.
The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau is in a near-constant state of growth when it comes to understanding the complex and intersectional identities of our visitors. We seek to remove as many barriers to travel as possible from the path of anyone who would like to visit us. Through this process, we’re able to build a stronger, more diverse and more welcoming destination.
We also know that diversity and inclusion can’t just be buzzwords, and the LRCVB knows that to better serve you and our city, we have to better ourselves. These are the steps the LRCVB is taking to become our best selves:
When Arkansas native Maya Angelou said that there was strength in diversity, Little Rock listened. Our city leaders — both appointed and elected — truly reflect the makeup of our city.
Frank Scott Jr.
Little Rock voters made history in 2018 when they selected pastor Frank Scott Jr. as the city’s 73rd mayor and the city’s first elected Black mayor.
Bruce T. Moore
Little Rock’s City Manager since 2002, Bruce is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Little Rock, overseeing almost 2,500 employees and administering a budget of more than $220 million.
Delphone D. Hubbard
Chief Hubbard has led the Little Rock Fire Department since 2018, ensuring that it not only maintains its national accreditation but its prestigious ISO Class One rating.
In addition to being Little Rock’s chief of police, Chief Humphrey is also a member of the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of…
City Directory, Ward 1
A longtime banker and currently serving as Community Reinvestment Act director at Arvest Bank, Director Miller joined the City Board of Directors in 2021.
City Director, Ward 2
A nationally recognized expert in youth violence prevention, Director Richardson has been on the City Board of Directors since 2007.
City Director, Ward 6
A member of the Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Director Wright has been a tireless advocate for youth sports and STEM education since she joined the City Board of Directors in 2006.
City Director, Position 9
A lawyer and adjunct faculty member at the University of Arkansas Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law, Director Phillips was elected in 2020.
State Senator, District 31
Since 2001, senator Elliott has served in both the Arkansas House of Representatives and the Senate where she has advocated for equality for all Arkansans.
State Senator, District 30
Senator Chesterfield is a retired educator and a leader of the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus.
State Representative, District 29
Representative Love is the Vice-Chair of City, County, and Local Affairs Committee and is the ranking committee member on the House Public Health, Welfare & Labor Committee.
State Representative, District 30
Before entering Arkansas state politics, Representative Allen worked as a parole commissioner with the Arkansas State Post Prison Transfer Board. He also served as a planning commissioner with the City of Little…
State Representative, District 37
Representative Scott serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House State Agencies & Governmental Affairs Committee. She graduated from Arkansas State University with a B.A. in criminology and sociology and an…
State Representative, District 36
Representative Ennett serves on the board of directors for the Historic Arkansas Museum Foundation and Preserve Arkansas. She also serves on the City of Little Rock Arts and Cultural Commission.
State Representative, District 34
Serving her second term in the Arkansas House after first being elected in a special election on March 4th, 2020. She has served on the House Public Transportation Committee, the House Aging…
Herbert “Geese” Ausbie
Known as the “Clown Prince of Basketball,” Ausbie was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters touring more than 100 countries over 24 years.
Known for her appearance on season five of the hit TV-show “Project Runway,” Momolu’s designs are now available the world over and right here in Little Rock.
Lottie H. Shackelford
The first woman to serve as mayor of Little Rock, Shackelford was also the Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee for 20 years.