Professional Community and Economic Developer
Monieca West is an experienced economic and community development professional. In 2001, she retired from SBC in Arkansas after a twenty-six year career, most recently as Director-Economic Development. West went to work full-time in 2004 for the Arkansas Department of Higher Education where she is program manager for the Carl Perkins federal program which funds career and technical education projects at the postsecondary level. She holds certifications as a Professional Community and Economic Developer, Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and CDF instructor training.
West is a member of the board of directors of the American Indian Center of Arkansas and directs the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce youth leadership program. She is a member of the National Association of CTE Education Information board and chairs its professional development committee.
She is past president of the North Little Rock School Board, past president of both the International Community Development Society and its Arkansas chapter and former chair of the Community Development Council which grants professional certification for community developers.