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Civil Rights

Civil Rights

Mission: To serve as an advisory committee to the State Conservationist regarding policies, practices and procedures as they affect civil rights throughout the state of Arkansas.

Vision: To promote equity for people and programs in the natural state.

Special Emphasis Program Managers

Black Emphasis Program

The Black Emphasis Program manager represents Arkansas at state, regional and national meetings focusing on African American issues.

Name Title Phone
Derinda Smith Program Manager (870) 747-3434, ext. 3

Federal Women's Program

The Federal Women’s Program manager evaluates activities and promotes programs addressing the specific needs of women. An annual women’s program is open to all employees.

Name Title Phone
VACANT Program Manager  

Multicultural Emphasis Program

The Multicultural Emphasis Program manager ensures the needs and concerns of Asian Pacific Americans, Hispanics, American Indians and persons with disabilities are considered in NRCS.

Name Title Phone
Luis Martir Program Manager (501) 362-2628, ext. 3
Dawn Fox Program Manager (870) 972-4714

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