City Elected Officials

GARY HENARD

CITY MAYOR

Mayor Henard was born and raised in Brinkley and has a love for his community. He graduated Arkansas State University in 1983 with a BS in Business.

He went to work in his family’s business locally before he began his career in local government by serving on the Brinkley City Council, as Monroe county Sheriff and currently as Mayor of Brinkley.

Gary and his wife Mary Ellen enjoy time with their four children and six grandchildren.

JOHN W. MARTIN

DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

Honorable Judge John W. Martin’s roots run deep in Brinkley, Arkansas. After graduating Brinkley High School, Judge Martin received his BS from the University of Central Arkansas and law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. He settled back in Brinkley, serving as the city attorney and presently as District 1 Circuit Court Judge.

He enjoys time with his wife Betty, 2 grandsons, 1 great grandson and a great granddaughter. Family and community are important to Judge Martin. Judge Martin says, “Living in this community has been an important part of my life. It is my hope that I can contribute to the well-being and progress of our community.”

STACEY ROCHE

CITY CLERK & TREASURER

Stacey Roche serves as Brinkley City Clerk & Treasurer after being elected first in 2007. She keeps city records, issues cemetery permits and licenses, balances all city accounts each month and handles insurance and retirement for city employees. She attends all city-related commission meetings and fire pension meetings while maintaining minutes for all. Stacey loves living in Brinkley with her husband Rudy. She was born and raised here and has deep roots in the community after working with Brinkley Schools for 10 years and the city of Brinkley 3 years prior to election to her current position.

CHIEF ED RANDLE

CHIEF OF POLICE DEPARTMENT

Chief Randle was born in Brinkley and graduated Brinkley High School and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He was a Brinkley police officer for almost 30 years before taking the position as chief 6 years ago.

Chief Randle is active in the community and worked to get their support for the new jail facility by contacting local churches and organizations. He umpires baseball, referees football and basketball and enjoy fishing and golf in his free time.

BAXTER SHARP

CITY ARTTONEY

Baxter Sharp is a life-long resident of Brinkley. He obtained an undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University and a law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Baxter has practiced law in Brinkley since 1992 and began serving as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in 1998. He has served as the city attorney for almost 3 years.

Baxter works and lives by Micah 6:8, “He has told you, O man, what is good and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”.

The city of Brinkley is located in Monroe County in the Arkansas Delta. Its population increased to 2,554 citizens in 2020.

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