Rutledge Opens First-Ever District Office in Northwest Arkansas
October 27, 2017
Will serve area that is 22nd fastest-growing in U.S.
LOWELL – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today opened for the first time in the history of the Attorney General’s office a permanent district office outside the capital city in northwest Arkansas.
“Since my inauguration, it has been my goal to make Arkansans more aware of the services of the office and to make it more accessible,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “The opening of a district office in northwest Arkansas, a region that is the fastest-growing in the state and the 22nd fastest-growing in the U.S., will allow these Arkansans greater access to resources and assistance from the Attorney General’s office. No Arkansan, including those in the communities of northwest Arkansas, should have to drive to downtown Little Rock or get on the phone to receive the help they need. Staff in the district office will be able to assist with consumer-related issues and will speak to groups and attend events to make sure residents know more about available resources and services.”
Rutledge was joined at today’s opening by many state and local officials and was given a special welcome to the northwest Arkansas community by Lowell Mayor Eldon Long and Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce CEO Raymond Burns.
Rutledge also announced that the office would come at no additional taxpayer expense and would be paid for using lawsuit settlement dollars.
The office will have two full-time staff members, one of whom is bilingual to better assist the increasing Hispanic community of the region.
The office is located at:
Puppy Creek Place
213 W. Monroe, Suite 0
Lowell, AR 72745