Mayor Derrick M. Rainey is a native son of Arkansas and resident of Wrightsville.
Mr. Rainey seeks to lead the City of Wrightsville to develop a New Plan, New Vision, and New Direction to strategically grow in the areas of Education, Economic Development, and Engagement. He is dedicated to connecting residents of Wrightsville in hopes of solving today's problems for the next generations to come.
Mayor Rainey is a graduate of Parkview Arts & Science Magnet High School, an alumnus of Morehouse College, the Clinton School of Public Service, the Teacher Training Course at Shady Hill School, Delta Presents, City Year, and the Little Rock Regional Chamber's Leadership Greater Little Rock. He is a current member of the 2023 cohort of the New Leaders Council. Additionally, he is an ordained minister, a classically trained musician, an entrepreneur, and an education and youth-devoted public servant.
Mr. Rainey is also the author of the Nite-Nite Tales: The Adventures of Bubbles children's book series, which is inspired by the personality and inquisitive interests of his daughter - Octavia Simone. He currently serves as the Small Business Development Office Coordinator with the City of Little Rock.
Ms. Breauna Allen - Aldermen/Council Member - Ward 1 position 1
Breauna has been a resident of the city since birth, and a 2010 graduate of Mills High School. She is the 4th child of Mr. Belden and Mrs. Valarie Allen, and she is the blessed parent of one son. Breauna is an attending member of The Church of the Living God, Mother Temple, and a very thankful business owner. This is Ms. Allen's first stint as Aldermen, and when asked why it is important to be in the position of aldermen for the City of Wrightsville, her response is:
"It's important to me to be an Alderman for he city because I will be the voice of reason for the citizens of this community, and ensuring that their needs are met is my main objective........."
Mrs. Damita Riley - Aldermen/Council Member - Ward 1 position 2
Is a life long resident of Wrightsville graduating from Wilbur D. Mills High School in 1972. She has been married to former mayor McKinzie Riley for 38 years and they share 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Aldermen Riley has been working with the city of Wrightsville for years in various capacities but this is her first stint as an aldermen. When asked what is the best part of being an officer for the City of Wrightsville, her response is:
"I find it a very rewarding experience, and hope to help our citizens in anyway I can"
Ms. Alicia Brooks - Aldermen/Council Member - Ward 2 position 1
Aldermen Brooks is the grand daughter of Millie Brooks (Central Arkansas Library in Wrightsville). She was recently elected for her 1st term as aldermen, taking over for her mother (former aldermen Tena Brooks). When asked about the impact she wanted to make as a aldermen with the city, her response is:
"I would like to see growth in our community for future generations. Our children are in need for more activities and educational resources and my goal is to use this position to affect those types of change"
Mrs. Renita Wilbon - Aldermen/Council Member - Ward 2 position 2
She has been a resident of Wrightsville for over 50 years, and is the proud mother of 3 grown children and grandmother to 3. She is a retired educator serving mainly in the Little Rock and Pulaski County Special School district and is a member of Beebe Chapel Methodist Church. When asked what is her reason for wanting to serve the citizens as an Aldermen, her response is:
" After serving 36 years as an educator and recently retired, l felt it was only fitting to put that same effort, hard work, and dedication back into my great community of Wrightsville."
Rev. Michael Hansberry - Aldermen/Council Member - Ward 3 position 1
Aldermen Hansberry is currently employed by the City of Little Rock and is also the pastor of First Baptist Church of Wrightsville, where he has been pastor for over 25 years. He is the father of 4, grandfather of 4, and has been married to Mabeline Hansberry for nearly 40 years. He is a resident of Wrightville and a graduate of Wilbur D. Mills High School. He is also a newly elected first term Aldermen for the city. When asked what the best part of being an officer for the City of Wrightsville is, his response:
"The scripture teaches that "He who is great among you, are servants among you, so being an officer for the City of Wrightsville is a position of service; it enables me to show the Love of God by serving his people"
Ms. Sherrie Phillips - Aldermen/Council Member - Ward 3 position2
Sherrie Phillips is the most recently elected aldermen for Ward 3. Aldermen Phillips is looking forward to working with the city and it's various departments to make Wrightsville the best it can possibly be.
When asked what is the best part of being a officer for the City, her response is:
"Working for and with the people of your community gives you a real sense of accomplishment and pride. Coming together for the betterment of our community is a honor and a gift that I will always treasure: