Mayor Frank Scott Jr. has dedicated much of his adult life to public service, in the pulpit as an associate pastor, as a mentor to young teenagers, and as a leader in public policy. As a board member of the Little Rock Port Authority and a State Highway Commissioner, Frank rolled up his sleeves and went to work on the local and state infrastructure needed in order to build a stronger city and region.
Frank learned about hard work and public service from his father, a retired Little Rock firefighter. So when the opportunity presented itself Frank worked two jobs, one as the night shift supervisor at a Target distribution center for Central Arkansas and a second with the 2006 campaign of Governor Mike Beebe. Frank went on to serve as the deputy policy director and later as the intergovernmental affairs director in the governor’s office.
As an associate pastor, youth mentor, and professional, Frank lives out the values he learned growing up. He recognizes the difference that a values-driven purpose can have in one’s life and is guided by the following – faith, family, community, and cooperation. In fact, he resides in the same area he grew up in, he gives back to the City that invested in him and reminds young people regularly that values are the foundation of a purpose-filled life.
A firm believer in education and the opportunity that it can provide, Frank is a former member of the Pulaski Technical College Board of Trustees (now UA-PTC) and currently serves on the UA-Little Rock Board of Visitors.
Mayor Scott believes that “When we come together, we are more than just a series of neighborhoods and zip codes. We are the people of Little Rock, and we can change course for a better direction for our city if we have the will to do it.”