Jessica Odom and Theresa Gilstrap from our Van Buren branch attended a State Government Event for Leadership Crawford County at the Arkansas State Capital in Little Rock.

Leadership Crawford County (LLC) is an organization that is dedicated to cultivating, connecting and engaging leaders in working together for community excellence, pride and progress. Participants come from a variety of backgrounds, ages, and professions and will be exposed to the opportunities, realities and challenges of the county and the region.

This meeting was for their monthly Leadership class, to give them an opportunity to have a better understanding of how our State Government Works. They were able to meet Governor Asa Hutchinson and several other state representatives and senators.

When asked about the experience Theresa Gilstrap said “There are good people in our government that really do want to make things better for Arkansans. There is so much more to state government that the average lay person is not aware of. I feel that this was an eye opening experience for me.”

Both Jessica and Theresa were able to learn more about the state government and enjoy their time at the capital. They learned how a bill gets passed, the job duties of our elected officials and the history of the state capital!

“They made a huge impression and helped change my opinion in many different areas. I now know there are politicians out there who really care about our communities, the State of Arkansas, and the people” stated Jessica Odom shortly after her visit.

Generations Bank began in 1907 in Harrell, Ark., as Calhoun County Bank and was later known as First Bank. First Bank was then changed to Generations Bank to honor the bank’s rich history and heritage and to recognize the generations of customers served.

Generations Bank offers comprehensive banking services, including: personal savings accounts, personal checking accounts, loans, mortgages, online banking, mobile banking, business accounts, business loans, online bill pay and more.

The Generations Bank team is passionate about serving their customers and has proudly served communities in south and northwest Arkansas for more than a century. The team looks forward to another century of continued dedication and engagement with local residents and communities.