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ABOUT THE ARKANSAS GOOD ROADS FOUNDATION

The Arkansas Good Roads/Transportation Council was established in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt and tax-deductible organization. In 2015, the council was re-established as a foundation in order to be a more visible and credible voice on behalf of the mission of the Arkansas Highway Commission and the Arkansas Department of Transportation.  The purpose of the foundation is to promote adequate funding and financing for the planning, development, construction, and maintenance of a safe and efficient highway, street, road, and bridge system, including transportation enhancements. The work increases statewide economic growth, private sector job creation and retention, and improves the quality of life in all Arkansas counties, municipalities, and communities. 

OUR HISTORY

Arkansas Good Roads traces its roots as an organization to 1896 when then-Governor James P. Clarke scheduled a Good Roads Convention in Little Rock. Over 200 delegates from 44 counties attended the convention, appointing a committee that founded “The Good Roads League of the State of Arkansas.” Dr. A.C. Millar, then President of Hendrix College, was selected as Chairman of the League.

ARKANSAS GOOD ROADS FOUNDATION LEADERSHIP

Executive Board Members
January 2020

President
Dan Flowers (North Little Rock)
dsjflowers@sbcglobal.net
501-813-0451
Former Director, Arkansas Dept of Transportation

Vice President
D.B. Hill (Little Rock)
db.hill@cranfordasphalt.com
501-690-4327
Cranford Construction Company

Secretary / Treasurer
Bob Crafton (Rogers)
bbcraft@swbell.net
479-636-3850
Crafton and Tull Engineering

Arkansas Highway Commission Chair Seat
Robert Moore (Non-voting)
robertsmooreJr@ardot.gov
Arkansas Highway Commissioner

Arkansas Municipal League Seat
Mark Hayes (Little Rock)
mhayes@arml.org
501-607-3910
Executive Director
Alternate: Steve Napper / Jack Critcher

Association of Arkansas Counties Seat
Chris Villines (Little Rock)
cvillines@arcounties.org
501-249-2308
Executive Director
Alternate: Mark Whitmore

Harold Beaver (Rogers)
hdbeaver@sbcglobal.net
479-719-5650
Former Arkansas Department of Transportation Engineer

Jim Wooten
wjewooten@aol.com
501-882-5220
State Representative

Mark Lamberth (Batesville)
mhlamberth@gmail.com
870-251-2371
Atlas Asphalt Company

Clay McGeorge (Little Rock)
clay.mcgeorge@jeffreysand.com
501-680-4011
Jeffrey Sand Company

Shannon Newton (Bryant)
shannonnewton@arkansastrucking.com
501-372-3462
President, Arkansas Trucking Association

JoAnne Bush (Lake Village)
lvjhb@hotmail.com
870-265-1164
Former Mayor of Lake Village

Robert Moery (Little Rock)
rmoery@broadviewstrategies.com
501-516-5067
Broadview Strategies

Executive Director
Joe Quinn (Rogers) (Ex Officio)
goodroadsfoundation@gmail.com
479-426-5931

The Arkansas Good Roads Foundation Board of Directors includes representatives from each of the 10 Arkansas Highway Commission districts. The organization’s Executive Committee includes the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation Executive Director, and several Board members including three who are elected annually to serve as executive officers.