Belonging & Bridging NWA

Belonging & Bridging NWA

Northwest Arkansas is a unique community with a national reputation for being one of the best places to live. There are beautiful parks and trails, large companies that attract investment and provide opportunities for small businesses, and accessible world-class museums, arts and culture.

But local residents know the secret to what makes this a special place is the community of neighbors, friends and leaders. It is the people who reside here that make it one of the best places in the country to live, work and play.

The spirit of the community lives within shared values of kindness, consideration and respect for all. Nurturing and building that positive spirit takes intentional effort that is seen every day in different ways people show up for one another. 

The work of the Committee for Belonging & Bridging is to provide a foundation of mutual support to collectively continue building a region where everyone feels they have a welcoming home. Committee members will identify priorities for the year and support each other to meet community-wide goals. This cohesive approach will lead to a more united and inclusive region.

Committee for belonging & Bridging

Khalid Ahmadzai

Khalid Ahmadzai

CANOPY NWA

Anthony Ball

Anthony Ball

Music Moves

Charlotte Buchanan-Yale

Charlotte Buchanan-Yale

Native American History Consultant

Michelle Pedro

Basana Chhetri

Interform

Scott Dirksen

Scott Dirksen

WMRJ

Isabel Gamarra

Isabel Gamarra

Groundwork NWA

Prentis Grayson

Prentis Grayson

Trailblazers

Reginald james

Reginald James

Music Moves

Monqique Jones

Monique Jones

St. James Church

Michelle Pedro

Sharon Killian

NWa Black Heritage

Jasper Logan

Jasper Logan

KUAF

Lindsey Navarette

Lindsey Navarette

Groundwork NWA

Michelle Pedro

Jazmin Rivas

Community Clinic NWA

Michelle Pedro

Lisa Stafford

Community Clinic NWA

Cynthia Tran

Cynthia Tran

The Medium, CACHE

Megan Tullock

Megan Tullock

Consultant

Srividya Venkatasubramanya

Srividya Venkatasubramanya

Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation

Vinitha Vijayam

Vinitha Vijayam

Ra-ve cultural Foundation

Michelle Pedro

Emma Willis

NWa Black Heritage

Supporting Committee 

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