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LeadAR Class 19 Leaves Its Mark on Hempstead County

by Lisa Davis - June 7, 2021

LeadAR Class 19 Seminar 2 Photo Collage

Judges, juries and jails were just a few highlights from LeadAR Class 19's first day in Hempstead County.

The May 27-28 seminar, which focused on justice and education, kicked off with a welcome from County Judge Jerry Crane.

Throughout the day, participants learned about programs offered at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana, Southwest Arkansas Educational Coop, and at the Sevier County Jail. Class 19 spent lunch with the Rotary Club of Hope, and the afternoon touring a  bladesmithing school and Historic Washington. The evening ended with dinner at Williams Tavern and a visit to the Coulter Farmstead and Mercantile.

On day two, the Hempstead County hospitality continued for LeadAR Class 19 with a visit to downtown Hope. Participants visited the Hope Chamber of Commerce, the construction site of the new courthouse, Hempstead County Library, and Yerger Middle School. Class members also heard from several community leaders. In addition, LeadAR Class 19 left its mark on the town. The afternoon was devoted to introducing and discussing the service project component of the LeadAR program.

Dr. Julie Robinson provides a highlight of the latest seminar in this YouTube video:

What is LeadAR?

LeadAR is a program designed to help Arkansans broaden their understanding of issues and opportunities facing our state and strengthen their ability to make a difference. For more information contact Dr. Julie Robinson,, or Lisa Davis,