Little Rock Mayor-Elect Frank Scott, Jr. has named Antwan D. Phillips, a partner at Wright Lindsey Jennings, to his Transition Board of Directors. Phillips joins fellow community leaders Dr. Jay Barth, Gus Blass, III, Tamika Edwards, Sen. Joyce Elliott, Kathryn Hazelett, Baker Kurrus, Cristina Monterrey, Will Rockefeller, John Rutledge and Dr. Sarah Tariq on the transition team. Phillips previously served as senior advisor on Scott’s successful mayoral campaign.
The team will guide eight citizen-led subcommittees through the transition process, focusing on the critical areas of finance and administration, education, mobility, economic development, public safety, inclusion, quality of life, and transformation and government reform. According to a statement released by Scott’s campaign, “each City department, board, commission, or entity that receives public resources will meet with the relevant subcommittee to determine impact during the prior eight years. Subcommittees will use this information, along with that of the City Manager’s Office and outgoing mayor’s administration, and input from public comments by each subcommittee to make final recommendations. These recommendations will be included in the transition’s final report and ultimately produce a four-year plan for the Scott Administration.”
Phillips is a Little Rock native who has dedicated his free time to serve a number of nonprofits that focus on improving the lives of children, public education and overall quality of life in Little Rock. His community involvement has helped establish and grow his municipal governmental relations practice, through which Phillips represents a number of municipal entities and county and city governments on a variety of legal and financial issues. He also has a trial-oriented practice, which includes premises liability, products liability, dental malpractice and trucking litigation.