Harding University Professors Heath Carpenter, Ph.D., and Andrew Baker, Ph.D. are the project managers for White County.
The White County alliance is currently in place, with key public, private, and social sector leaders committed: District and Circuit Court judges, the City Attorney, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, key members of social services, leaders from local churches and not-for-profits, and leaders from local businesses. Leaders from the Searcy Chamber of Commerce, Unity Health hospital, and Reynie Rutledge (CEO First Security Bancorp) have been identified as potential alliance Chairs.
August 2016: Had a meeting with local leaders and representatives from the Governor’s Office, ACC, ADC, DHS, etc.
August 2016: approximately 1,200 Harding University students volunteered to help certify information for the Good Grid, saving countless man hours and tens of thousands of dollars.
November 2016: Official kick-off of the White County alliance
February 2016: Restore Hope’s re-entry case management volunteer program began in Arkansas Community Correction’s Searcy location.