Rebecca Jones has announced her intention to seek Alderman, Position #2 on the Imboden City Council in the November general election. She served as Recorder-Treasurer since 1976 and Alderman this past year. Jones has seen many changes in her 36 years of service. She has worked with three different administrations and more than 19 city council members.
Jones has worked to maintain city records in accordance with guidelines provided by the AR Division of Legislative Audit. City records have now been computerized in a management program. She helped to prepare grants for improvements to the fire department and water departments in order for Imboden to receive a Class 4 rating, which is a savings to residents on property insurance. She has completed seminars presented by the Arkansas Municipal League to maintain compliance with the operations and management of municipal government.
Jones has been an active part of the Imboden community for over 40 years. She retired as an educator from Sloan-Hendrix School with 34 Â½ years of service. In addition to holding a M.S.E. from Arkansas State University she is a graduate of the ASU Regional Leaders Program. She coordinated grants in which the city partnered with Sloan-Hendrix for improvements to the city park , baseball field, basketball area, asphalt parking lots and kids fishing pond.
The growth of the Bobbie Jean Memorial Library, is one service for the community that she is extremely proud. She is a member of the â€˜Friends of the Libraryâ€™, and serves on the Lawrence County Library board representing the Imboden area.
Jones along with her husband Steve, children, and grandchildrenÂ are activeÂ members of the Imboden United Methodist Church. She is very supportive of the outreach ministries of the Imboden Ministerial Alliance.
If elected, Jones would continue to serve as an alderman that is responsible to the needs of the citizens. She asks for the opportunity to use her experience in city government, dependable work ethic and genuine love of Imboden to provide a community to continue to attract businesses and a place for people to call home.