ARKANSAS DISTRICT AND CITY COURT
CLERKS ASSOCIATION
2016- 2018 BOARD OF OFFICERS

 

Jennifer Lopez-Jones
PRESIDENT
Jennifer Lopez-Jones
Benton County – Bentonville Department
2706 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 271-3120

Jennifer has been employed with the Bentonville District Court as the chief clerk since 2010. Prior to her employment with district court, she ran an in-home private care company with her husband and practiced law in Illinois.

rachel sims
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
Rachel Sims
Sebastian County – Fort Smith Department
901 South B Street, Suite 103, Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 784-2420
rsims@fortsmithar.gov

Rachel has been employed with the Fort Smith District Court since 1991. She became the chief clerk in 1999. Prior to her employment with district court, she worked in retail management.

marie johnson
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
Marie Johnson
Crawford County – Van Buren Department
1003 Broadway, Van Buren, AR 72956
(479)474-1671
marie@cityofmulberry.org

Marie has been employed as the chief clerk for the Van Buren District Court since June of 2016. Prior to that she was the chief court clerk for the Mulberry Department of the Crawford County District Court as well as the city clerk for the City of Mulberry for almost 25 years. Prior to her employment with the court, she worked in quality control.

Elizabeth Hulse
TREASURER
Elizabeth Hulse
Benton County – Centerton Department
P.O. Box 100, Centerton, AR 72719
(479)795-4431
elizabeth@centeroncourt.com

Elizabeth has been the chief clerk for the Centerton District Court since 2002. Prior to her employment with the court, she was a housekeeper and in the food industry. She is a busy mom to 3 active boys. She and her husband enjoy being outdoors watching their boys play ball.

Veronica Henry
SECRETARY
Veronica Henry
Sebastian County – Fort Smith Department
901 South B Street, Suite 103, Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 784-2420
vhenry@fortsmithar.gov

Veronica has been employed with the Fort Smith District Court as a deputy clerk since 2000. Prior to her employment with district court, she was a seasonal manager for a local restaurant.

Laura Stephenson
HISTORIAN
Laura Stephenson
Pope County – Russellville
1506 East 2nd Street, Ste. 2, Russellville, AR 72801
(479) 968-1393

lstephenson@rsvlar.org

Laura has been employed with the Pope County District Court- Russellville Department since 2005.
She became the chief clerk in October of 2016. Prior to her employment with the court, she worked as a 911 dispatcher.

dena ross
PARLIAMENTARIAN
Dena Ross
Polk County – Mena Department
507 Church Avenue, Mena, AR 71953
(479) 394-8140
denakross@gmail.com

Dena has been employed with the Polk County District Court in Mena as the chief clerk since 1994. Prior to her employment with district court, she worked for Aalfs Manufacturing.

Maurisa Hayes
FIRST DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE
Maurisa Hayes
Lonoke County – Carlisle
P.O. Box 49, Carlisle, AR 72024
(870)552-3436
(870) 673-7951

mhayes@carlislear.org

Maurisa has been employed with the Carlisle District Court since 2014 and has been the chief clerk since 2016. Before her employment with the court, she dispatched for the Carlisle Police Department and prior to that she was a dental assistant.

kathy davis
SECOND DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE
Kathy Davis
Pulaski County – North Little Rock – 2nd Division
200 West Pershing Boulevard
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
(501) 791-8562
kathy.davis@nlrpolice.org

Kathy has been employed with the North Little Rock District Court – Traffic Division since 2003 as a deputy clerk. Prior to her employment with district court, she worked in retail selling wedding dresses.

tabby vogt
THIRD DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE
Tabby Vogt
Pope County – Pottsville
173 E. Ash Street, Pottsville, AR 72858
(479)968-3029

tabbypcdc@yahoo.com

Tabby has been employed with the Pottsville District Court since 2012 as the chief clerk. Prior to her employment with the court, she did clerical work for Tyson Foods.

Penny Ross
FOURTH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE
Penny Ross
Clark County – Arkadelphia
P. O. Box 449, Arkadelphia, AR 71923
(870)246-9552

pennreneross@yahoo.com

Penny has been employed with the Arkadelphia District Court since December 2012 as a deputy clerk. Prior to her employment with the court, she was a continuing education coordinator for the Auditor of State and the Clark County Circuit Clerk for 8 years.

Kristin Weatherford
AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE (1ST and 3rd)
Kristin Weatherford
Jackson County – Newport
615 Third Street, Newport, AR 72112
(870)523-9555

weatherfordkristin@yahoo.com

Kristin has been employed with the Jackson County District Court – Newport Department since 2004. She became the chief clerk in 2012. Prior to her employment with the court, she worked in banking.

Kelly Purifoy
AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE (2nd and 4th)
Kelli Purifoy
Garland County – Hot Springs
607 Quachita Ave. #150, Hot Springs, AR 71901
(501)321-6765

kpurifoy@cityhs.net

Kelli has been employed with the Hot Springs District Court since 2004. She currently serves as the Senior Deputy Clerk for her court. Prior to her employment with the court, she worked for the Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Office and 911 Center as a dispatcher and clerk.

kay
SECRETARIAT
KAY S. PALMER
P. O. Box 8491
Hot Springs Village, AR 71910
Phone: (501) 915-9490
kayspalmer@suddenlink.net

Kay is the former Judicial Education Specialist for the Administrative Office of the Courts. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Arkansas District Judges Council and has agreed to serve as the Secretariat for the Clerk’s Association.