Meet Frank Scott, Jr.
“My roots are in Southwest Little Rock. Growing up, too often I witnessed the results of life without purpose. These lives were often filled with poor circumstances and a sense of hopelessness for the future. These scenes pushed me to live my life directed and motivated by purpose. Most people didn’t believe a kid from Southwest Little Rock would grow up to be a banker, an associate pastor, a state Highway Commissioner, or even walk the halls of the State Capitol shaping Arkansas public policy. Many may not believe that same kid from Southwest Little Rock can become mayor of the state’s largest city, but anything is possible if we unite vision and purpose to our potential.”
Frank knows something about the power of purpose. His mother continued high school after having his older sister when she was a high school freshman. She balanced being a mom and completing high school, marrying Frank’s father not long after. They sacrificed to raise Frank and his siblings with the values of faith, hard work, community, and self-determination. Those values drove Frank to become the first person in his family to graduate college.
“I’m a product of Little Rock public schools and a graduate of the University of Arkansas – Little Rock's Master of Business Administration program. Despite a modest beginning, I have been able to live out my potential because of the foundation I had right here in Little Rock. I know firsthand that with a clear purpose, and adequate support systems, we have within ourselves – and our city – all that we need to see Little Rock become all that she can be.”