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Mayor Shirley M. Washington Mayor Washington in blue suit next to American flag

Mayor Shirley Ruth Moorehead Washington was the second of seven children born to Willie and Blanchie Moorehead in the small Jefferson County community of Gethsemane, Arkansas. While her parents toiled to make a living on the family's small cotton farm, they vehemently stressed the importance of hard work and the value of education. The children were taught that church and school would be their passport from a life of field labor to successful futures as skilled professionals. This resounding message was not lost. After extensive tenures as a teacher and principal, Mayor Washington retired from the school district and entered public office. On January 1, 2017, Mayor Washington became the first African American woman to assume the highest office in the city. Mayor Washington is committed to applying the lessons and experiences she has cultivated through the years to moving the city forward. She hopes to inspire and encourage others to join in this renewal of the community and invest in Pine Bluff. Click for full bio.




Our Team 

 Shirley M. Washington

City of Pine Bluff Mayor

Rhonda Taylor-Hall

Chief of Staff



Marshara Holman

Assistant to the Mayor

870-730-2000, ext. 7



Mar'Tavius Proctor

Special Projects Coordinator





Tiffany Copeland

City of Pine Bluff Grant Writer









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   Visiting Our Office -

   Pine Bluff Civic Complex                  

   200 E 8th Ave. Suite 201
   Pine Bluff, AR 71601
   (870) 730-2000 ext. 7
   Fax: (870) 730-2174


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