BY MELANIE WADE –
Becky Horton, Assistant to Mena Mayor George McKee, was recently honored by The Arkansas Municipal League at its 83rd Convention held in Little Rock. Horton was bestowed with the Adrian L. White Municipal Leadership Award, which is presented to municipal officials who have served with distinction and dedication to their cities and the League’s boards, councils, or committees for six years.
The award is named in honor of Adrian L. White, who was mayor of Pocahontas from 1967-1974 and a former League president and vice president. More than 1,300 city and town leaders from across Arkansas attended the 83rd Convention, where they adopted the League’s agenda for the upcoming year.
Horton stated, “It has been my pleasure to represent the City of Mena on the Arkansas Municipal League First Class Cities Advisory Council for the last six years. I was surprised and honored to be one of the recipients of the Adrian L. White Leadership Award at this year’s Municipal League Convention.”
In June 2016, Horton was honored with the John Woodruff City Above Self Award by The Arkansas Municipal League. Horton began working for the city of Mena under a high school work/study program in 1971 and has served as a secretary, bookkeeper, administrative assistant, and now mayor’s assistant, in addition to the various other duties and responsibilities associated with running a small city with limited staff. She has also represented the city on various League Advisory Councils and has been actively involved in local civic organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club.
The Arkansas Municipal League is a service and advocacy organization for the municipalities of Arkansas. The League offers its programs and services to all 500 cities and towns in the state and was created in 1934 to assist cities with information and representation in the public affairs of our state and nation. To find out more, please visit www.arml.org.