Little Rock Government

City of Little Rock

A donation drive to help furloughed federal workers in Little Rock is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. The initiative, known as Little Rock Cares, was started by federal employees at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport as a way of helping each other during the partial government shutdown.

Airport spokesman Shane Carter said it was expanded to a citywide effort when the needs outstripped the resources of airport employees.

Frank Scott Jr. Transition Team
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New Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. has begun working to determine how best to achieve the goals he laid out during his campaign. On Monday, Scott convened the first meeting of his transition team which includes a board of directors and a team of advisors.

"What I hope will come out of this is a transition report that will serve as a playbook for my administration the next four years," Scott said.

Sarah Kellogg / KUAR News

The first new mayor in 12 years is officially leading the city of Little Rock. Frank Scott Jr. took his inaugural oath on Tuesday, the first day of the new year.

During the general election, Scott came up short of the votes needed to win the mayoral election, forcing a runoff election between Scott and Baker Kurrus. Scott ultimately won, earning over 22,000 votes. Scott is the first elected black mayor of Little Rock.