LITTLE ROCK — The Board of Commissioners, Central Arkansas Water (CAW) received applications from six Little Rock residents interested in filling a vacancy on the water board. The Board reviewed applications following the regularly scheduled Board meeting on Thursday, May 12, selecting four candidates to interview during a special called meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The finalists are Khayyam M. Eddings, Kandi N. Hughes, Cleveland M. Jones, and Markita T. Tyler.
Eddings is a Partner at Friday, Eldridge, and Clark LLP, Hughes is Associate General Counsel/Compliance Officer at the University of Central Arkansas, Jones served as Business Development Manager, SER Solutions, Inc., and Tyler is a Controller at Central Moloney, Inc.
The Board will interview the finalists during a special called meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The meeting and interview sessions will convene at 1:30 pm. The meeting and interviews are open to the public and news media. The meeting location will be the Third Floor Board Room of the James T. Harvey Administration Building at 221 East Capitol Avenue in Little Rock. The Board may vote on an appointee at that meeting.
The CAW governing board has seven members who serve seven-year terms. In accordance with Ark. Code Ann. § 25-20-301, the Board must consist of four residents of Little Rock and three residents of North Little Rock. The current vacancy follows the resignation of Marie-Bernarde Miller, a Little Rock Board representative. The appointee for the vacancy will fill a seven-year term ending June 30, 2022, and will be subject to confirmation by the Little Rock Board of Directors and North Little Rock City Council.
CAW is the largest water supplier in the state of Arkansas and serves the Little Rock-North Little Rock metropolitan area. The utility has a retail and wholesale service population of approximately 400,000 in 18 cities and communities. The water commissioners have full and complete authority to manage, operate, improve, extend, and maintain the water works and distribution system. The Board also has full and complete charge of the system’s water plan.
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