The purpose of Black River Area Development Corporation (BRAD) shall be to administer programs to benefit the communities and low to moderate income residents of Clay, Lawrence, and Randolph Counties in Arkansas.
- To work with the three significant groups in the community, that is, the poor public and private sectors, to seek out, identify and eliminate the causes of poverty within the counties.
- To make the communities more responsive to the needs and interests of the poor by mobilizing available resources and bringing about a greater institutional sensitivity.
- To promote self sufficiency and therefore create independent living.
- To plan and develop a system of priorities among projects and activities needed for the most effective and efficient use of resources.
- Executive Director - Jim Jansen ext 232
- Fiscal Officer - Joe Caspell ext 229
- Fiscal Assistant - Mary Whitlow ext 226
- Receptionist - Billie Dildine ext 221
- Rhonda Ahrent ext 256 - Director, Head Start/Early Head Start
- Amanda Trevillion ext 286- Section 8 Rental
- Jean Oaks ext 285 - Administrative Officer
- Kim Junkersfeld ext 261- Public Transit and Senior Citizens
- Kris Rose ext 254- Weatherization Program
Board of Directors:
- Darlene Tanner
- Randall Godwin
- Brigitte McDonald
- Angela Blankenship
- Donald Gibbs
- Glenn Murphy, Vice Chairman
- Lewis Slaughter
- Janice Shanks
- Suzanne Allen
- Cherie Eveland
- Karen Burris, Chairperson
- Pat Johnson
- Geneva Alphin
- Jack McCord
- Omer Lee Rogers
This Agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, or handicap in access to its services or employment. This Agency is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.