City of Conway launches Adopt-A-Street program

The City of Conway has launched an Adopt-A-Street program in an effort to combat roadside litter throughout the city.

The Adopt-A-Street program will allow volunteer groups to adopt a section of a city managed street for the purpose of litter and dumping control. The purpose of the program is to increase awareness of the monumental task of managing Conway’s rights-of-way and to promote public involvement in the beautification of Conway.

Participants will be publicly acknowledged with roadside signage similar to signs commonly seen alongside state highways.

“With thousands of acres of right-of-way to maintain along Conway’s 365-mile street system, roadside litter and illegal dumping has become an issue,” said Mayor Bart Castleberry.

Currently, the city has neither the mechanism nor the personnel to clean litter.

“Litter has become a real problem both within city limits and outside of city limits,” said city engineer and street department director Finley Vinson. “There’s a misconception that it’s expensive to dump, but it’s not. There’s no charge to properly dump at the Conway Landfill if you present your driver’s license and a recent bill from Conway Corporation.”

If you or your organization is interested in adopting a street, then contact the Office of the Mayor by calling (501) 450-6100 or by visiting City Hall at 1201 Oak St.

 

Walmart reaches anniversary of its Veterans Welcome Home commitment

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Walmart is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment which guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran. Since the commitment’s launch in May 2013, Walmart has hired 5,311 veterans in Arkansas. Nationwide, more than 200,000 veterans have been hired with the goal of hiring 250,000 by the end of 2020.

“At Walmart, we recognize our veteran associates and leaders as tremendous resources across the company,” said Retired Brigadier General Gary Profit, senior director of military programs for Walmart. “Our veterans bring dedication and value to our workforce, and we feel a great sense of duty to ensuring our men and women in uniform can find not just a job, but a fulfilling career, here at Walmart and beyond.”

In addition to its commitment to hire veterans, Walmart also supports the following initiatives:

Walmart’s Military Family Promise guarantees a job at a nearby Walmart or Sam’s Club for all military personnel and military spouses employed by the company who have to move due to their spouse being transferred by the U.S. military. Walmart also participates in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, which recruits veterans and military spouses through career fairs. Walmart offers assistance for programs providing job training, transition help and education. The company has committed an additional $20 million through 2019 to support job training, education and innovative public/private community-based initiatives that address challenges many veterans face when returning to civilian life.

The City of Conway has launched an Adopt-A-Street program in an effort to combat roadside litter throughout the city.

The Adopt-A-Street program will allow volunteer groups to adopt a section of a city managed street for the purpose of litter and dumping control. The purpose of the program is to increase awareness of the monumental task of managing Conway’s rights-of-way and to promote public involvement in the beautification of Conway.

Participants will be publicly acknowledged with roadside signage similar to signs commonly seen alongside state highways.

“With thousands of acres of right-of-way to maintain along Conway’s 365-mile street system, roadside litter and illegal dumping has become an issue,” said Mayor Bart Castleberry.

Currently, the city has neither the mechanism nor the personnel to clean litter.

“Litter has become a real problem both within city limits and outside of city limits,” said city engineer and street department director Finley Vinson. “There’s a misconception that it’s expensive to dump, but it’s not. There’s no charge to properly dump at the Conway Landfill if you present your driver’s license and a recent bill from Conway Corporation.”

If you or your organization is interested in adopting a street, then contact the Office of the Mayor by calling (501) 450-6100 or by visiting City Hall at 1201 Oak St.