Rep. Darrin Williams, of Little Rock, will now be helping to educate legislators from across the country on policy and leadership as he serves on the Board of Directors for the State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF).
Rep. Williams was elected to the board at the SLLF Winter Leadership Conference on Saturday.
"Because Arkansans have the courage to think differently, we have been able to offer new solutions to old problems. State leaders from across the country are now watching," said Williams. "Reforming our justice system and revamping the way we pay for Medicaid care did not happen overnight. It took all of us doing extensive research into what works and what doesn't. I am very pleased to now serve with an organization that can help provide state leaders with that kind of ground-breaking knowledge."
The State Legislative Leaders Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1972 which provides state legislative leaders with information on critical public policy issues and aspects of leadership. SLLF's national educational programs are held in partnership with leading universities, independent research, and various leadership publications. In 2009, as a freshman legislator, Rep. Williams was invited to attend SLLF's Emerging Political Leaders program at the Darden School of Business on the campus of the University of Virginia.
Rep. Williams represents Arkansas House District 36, which includes parts of Little Rock and Pulaski County. He is the managing partner at the law firm of Carney Williams Bates Pulliam and Bowman.