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Lt. Governor Griffin Named Recipient of NLGA Improving Lives and Communities Award

October 26, 2020


David Ray, (501) 916-0286

Lt. Governor Griffin Named Recipient of NLGA Improving Lives and Communities Award
Says, ''A truly healthy and vibrant Arkansas' requires tackling problems like 'homelessness, recidivism, and substance abuse.'

LITTLE ROCK – Lt. Governor Tim Griffin announced today that he has been awarded the Anthem Improving Lives and Communities Award by the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA). The Improving Lives and Communities Award honors dedicated public servants who work to enhance the lives of their constituents and impact every aspect of community life by addressing social drivers of health such as nutrition, affordable and accessible housing, economic stability, and transportation in order to promote the wellbeing and quality of life for individuals and families. 

Lt. Governor Griffin has been selected to receive this award due to his extensive community involvement and leadership. Lt. Governor Griffin serves on the board of Our House shelter for the working homeless, as well as on the board of Pathway to Freedom, a nonprofit, faith-based prison ministry at the ADC unit in Wrightsville that prepares inmates to be reintegrated back into society. He has also served on the boards of the Florence Crittenton Home for unwed mothers and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas. 

Upon receiving the award, Lt. Governor Griffin released the following statement: "I am honored to receive this award, and I thank Anthem and the NLGA for bringing awareness to these critical issues. If we want a truly healthy and vibrant Arkansas, we must continue to tackle the toughest societal problems that impact Arkansans. I remain committed to finding solutions to issues such as homelessness, recidivism, and substance abuse, so that every Arkansan can live a healthy life and fulfill their God-given potential."

A video of Lt. Governor Griffin announcing the award can be viewed here


About Lt. Governor Tim Griffin

He was elected lieutenant governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014, and was re-elected for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, for over 22 years and currently holds the rank of colonel. In 2005, Griffin was mobilized to active duty as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Mosul, Iraq. He is currently serving as the Commander of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Prior to his current post, Griffin served as a senior legislative advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon. Colonel Griffin holds a master's degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their three children.


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