Gene Fortson for City Director
PO Box 23076
Little Rock, AR 72221
A Little Rock native, Gene has degrees from Little Rock Junior College (now UALR), the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the Kellogg Management School of Northwestern University. He has also completed graduate work at Wichita State University. He has been a banker, investor, and business executive for over 35 years.
Gene is the current Position 9 At-Large City Director. He was appointed to fill a vacancy on the City Board in September 2006 and has been elected to terms in 2008 and 2012. From January 2009 until December 2010, he served as Vice Mayor of the City of Little Rock.
Gene has continuously given back to the community throughout his life. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton to be one of the founding trustees of Pulaski Technical College. He has served on the St. Vincent Infirmary Medical System Board of Directors and was President of the
Centers for Youth and Families Board. He is a past member of 50 for the Future. Prior to his service on the City Board of Directors, he served on the Little Rock Airport Commission, including three terms as chairman. From 1999 to 2001, he served as Co-Chairman, Transportation Task Force of Vision Little Rock.
Gene and his wife, Gaylia, have two adult children and six grandchildren, all of whom reside in Little Rock. Gene and his family are members of St. James United Methodist Church. Gene places a high importance on family, community, and quality of life as he works tirelessly to push the city of Little Rock towards progress as a major community leader.
Gene Fortson’s involvement on the City Board is all about service. Gene’s doesn’t get bogged down in politics. He listens to people in our neighborhoods and helps get things done at City Hall. Gene has proven that he’ll do the hard work, look into issues, and forge agreements at any level.
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