Chairman Jim Dailey has a lengthy record of public service to the citizens of Little Rock. First elected to the Little Rock City Board of Directors in 1974, Dailey went on to become the first popularly-elected Mayor.
As Mayor, Chairman Dailey helped develop the River Market District and secure the location of the Clinton Presidential Library. In addition, he helped lead efforts to attract downtown headquarters for Acxiom Corporation and Heifer International. He also worked to expand the Statehouse Convention Center, build Verizon Arena and create the River Rail and Big Dam Bridge projects.
After serving as Mayor for 14 years, Chairman Dailey continues to be active in local government in addition to economic development with his role as Broker at Flake and Kelley Commercial.
Bachelor of Science - Business Management, University of Arkansas
Appointed by Governor Beebe to the Arkansas Broadband Advisory Council, a group charged with bringing broadband to all citizens of Arkansas
Formed Mayor's Youth Council, a community-based youth organization that promotes youth volunteerism and provides community service projects
Commissioner, Arkansas Parks and Tourism Commission
Past President, Arkansas Municipal League
Board of Directors, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce
Communities in Schools
Arkansas BioVentures and New Futures
Past Vice Chair, National League of Cities Steering Committee on Information, Technology and Communications
Board of Directors, National League of Cities
Board of Directors, Municipalities in Transition on Public Policy
Chairman, Intergovernmental Advisory Committee for the Federal Communications Commission