An Evening with Kathy Webb
February 27, 2020Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm.$35/ticket (includes dinner & the show). Cash bar. Location: The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Kathy Webb is the Executive Director of the AR Hunger Relief Alliance and a City Director, representing Ward 3, on the Little Rock City Board of Directors. Webb was elected to the Little Rock City Board in 2014,and was re-elected without opposition in 2018. She served as Vice Mayor in 2017 and 2018.
Previously, Webb served in the Arkansas House of Representatives, where she was elected Co-Chair of Joint Budget Committee, the first woman in Arkansas history to hold that position. She was also the first woman to serve as Co-Vice Chair of Joint Budget, Chair of Special Language Committee, and Chair of Economic and Tax Policy Committee. She Co-Chaired two Governor’s Commissions, The Task Force on Global Warming and the Working Group on Sentencing and Corrections. Webb also coordinated an Interim Study which resulted in a 2012 Report on Women’s Social and Economic Status in Arkansas. Webb is also the first open lgbtq person to run for and be elected to political office in Arkansas.
While in the legislature, Webb was honored for her commitment to social justice by a number of groups, being named the Elected Public Official of the Year by the Arkansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, the Humanitarian of the Year from JCA (formerly NCCJ), and the Legislator of the Year by the Mental Health Council of AR. Webb also received the Imagine Justice Award from the Black Methodists for Social Renewal and the Steel-Millar Award from Hendrix College for Religion and Social Awareness. The Kids Count Coalition recognized Webb as a Champion in each of her three terms. TALK BUSINESS rated Webb as the most effective member of the Arkansas House in the 88th General Assembly.
Music by Finger Food with Steve Davison & Micky Rigby
Finger Food, featuring Steve Davison and Micky Rigby is a instrumental guitar group focusing on fingerstyle guitar featuring original songs and classic folk and blues songs.
Webb became Executive Director of the Alliance in 2012, where she pursues her passion of providing support for those in need as well as fighting for systemic change. In 2013, she received the National Advocate of the Year Leadership Award from Share Our Strength. She received the Brownie Ledbetter Civic Engagement Award from the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, the Fisher-Shackleford Award from the Democratic Party of Arkansas, the Champions for Children Visionary Award from Pulaski County Youth Services, and a Living Legend Award from Philander Smith College. In 2019, Webb was honored by the Central AR Sphinx Foundation with a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Legacy Award. The Hunger Relief Alliance was named as the Non-Profit Organization of the Year by AR BUSINESS in 2019.
Prior to becoming Executive Director of the Alliance, Webb co-owned of Lilly’s Dim Sum, Then Some. She received the Arkansas Hospitality Association’s Restaurateur of the Year Award in 2011 and the Humanitarian of the Year in 2005.
She graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with a BA in Political Science. In 2007, Webb attended Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, Webb served as Honorary Survivor Chair of the 2015 Arkansas Race for the Cure. In 2017, she was honored as a More Than Pink Hero by the Chicagoland Affiliate of Komen for the Cure, on the 20th anniversary of their founding. Webb served as Founding President from 1997-1999.
Webb is the City Board liaison to the Arts and Culture Commission, the Children, Youth and Families Commission, the Sustainability Commission, and the Zoo Board of Governors. She is a board member of the Arkansas Cinema Society and serves on two national boards, DePaul USA, which operates programs for alleviating homelessness across the United States, and the Institute of Youth, Education, and Families of the National League of Cities. She is an active member of First United Methodist Church.
Webb lives with her three rescue animals, Maggie, the dog, and Alex(ander Hamilton) and George (Washington), her rescue cats. She loves to read, go to the theatre, spend time in Chicago and Santa Fe, and hang out with her friends and family. Her favorite title is “Aunt Kathy.’