Kathy Webb

Kathy-WebbKathy Webb
Vice Mayor of Little Rock.

Kathy Webb is the Executive Director of the AR Hunger Relief Alliance and the Vice Mayor of Little Rock.  The Alliance is the statewide umbrella organization for Feeding America food banks, food pantries and agencies, and hunger activists, the lead partner for the AR No Kid Hungry Campaign, and the education and advocacy clearinghouse on hunger issues in Arkansas.  Webb was elected to the Little Rock City Board in 2014, and was elected to serve as Vice Mayor by her colleagues in January, 2017.

Until January, 2013, Webb represented District 37 in the Arkansas House of Representatives, comprised of much of mid-town Little Rock.  She served as Co-Chair of Joint Budget Committee, the first woman in Arkansas history to hold that position.

In 2007, Webb received the Rising Champion Award from Arkansas Kids Count Coalition, followed by the Champion Award in 2009, 2010 Elected Public Official of the Year from the Arkansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Imagine Justice Award from the Black Methodists for Social Renewal and the Steel-Millar Award from Hendrix College for Religion and Social Awareness.  In 2011, Webb received the First Branch Award from the Arkansas Judicial Council, the Humanitarian of the Year Award from JCA (formerly NCCJ),and the Mental Health Council of Arkansas Legislator of the Year. TALK BUSINESS rated Webb as the most effective member of the Arkansas House in the 88th General Assembly.

Webb became Executive Director of the Alliance in 2012.  Webb has long been active in the fight against hunger, working with the Alliance and the Legislative Hunger Caucus.  The mission of the Alliance allows Webb to pursue her passion of providing immediate 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. The competitive award was given to Webb based on her tireless efforts on Share Our Strength’s behalf, in the fight to end childhood hunger.  She also received the Brownie Ledbetter Civic Engagement Award from the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas in 2013.

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.

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.

Webb represents Ward 3 on the Little Rock City Board, and is the liaison to the Arts and Culture Commission, the Midtown Redevelopment Commission, and the Children, Youth and Families Commission.She is Vice-Chair of the Capital City Crime Prevention Task Force.  She is an active member of First United Methodist Church and President of the Board of the Arkansas Cinema Society.

Webb’s favorite title is “aunt” to her nieces and nephews.  She is a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan (with the Cubs a close second), loves classic rock, opera, and country. Webb is a popcorn aficionado (Garrett) and lover of all the foods she prepared in her restaurants. Webb lives with Maggie, her rescue dog, and Carl and Dash, her Katrina cats.

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