King panel’s exec lunches with Hill

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Com­mis­sion Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor DuShun Scar­brough and a group of com­mis­sion in­terns trav­eled to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., last week, vis­it­ing Capi­tol Hill and stop­ping by the White House Vis­i­tors Cen­ter.

They were also lunch guests of Arkansas’ U.S. Rep. French Hill, who joined them Thurs­day at Hill Coun­try Bar­be­cue Mar­ket.

“I’m re­ally proud of the [King] com­mis­sion in Arkansas and what they’re do­ing to en­gage youth and cre­ate men­tor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties,” said Hill, a Repub­li­can from Lit­tle Rock.

While in Wash­ing­ton, Scar­brough also at­tended the Nex­tGen Silent Hero Award cer­e­mony. It rec­og­nizes “a pub­lic ser­vice leader who has op­er­ated be­hind the scenes, silently work­ing in a ded­i­cated and com­mit­ted fash­ion, with­out the lime­light, who has laid the foun­da­tion for stel­lar pub­lic ser­vice re­sults and com­mu­nity change.”

Nex­tGen is af­fil­i­ated with GovLoop, which has been de­scribed as a “Face­book for feds.”

Scar­brough said he was pleased to be one of the fi­nal­ists for the honor. “It’s a true bless­ing,” he said.

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