Pine Bluff, Arkansas-
During its Annual Legislative Conference held on November 30-December 5, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) named Arkansas State Representative Vivian Flowers (District 17) as the NBCSL Legislator of the Year.
“It is an incredible honor to receive this recognition from an organization I love and deeply value,” said Rep. Flowers. “I have been aware of the important work of NBSCL since my days before I was elected when I worked as a legislative staffer.”
In recent months, Rep. Flowers has chaired the NBCSL COVID-19 Working Group addressing the impact of COVID-19 on minority populations.
With more than 700 members representing more than 60 million Americans, NBCSL serves as a national network, advocate and catalyst for public policy innovation, information exchange, and joint action on critical issues affecting African Americans and other marginalized communities.
In addition to the award, Rep. Flowers was also elected as the NBCSL national secretary during the annual conference.
Rep. Vivian Flowers is serving her third term in the Arkansas House. She represents District 17 which includes a portion of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County.
Rep. Flowers earned a degree in Political Science and Professional and Technical Writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree from the Clinton School of Public Service. She currently resides in Pine Bluff.