I am Cedric Williams, a 1993 graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. I received my BSBA degree in Computer Information System Qualitative.  My Family includes my wife Brandye and two beautiful daughters Tyra (23) and Sydni (17) Williams.  I am originally from a small town in south Arkansas called Stephens.

I am in my 4th  year of my 1st term as Mayor of Forrest City Arkansas

I have been employed with State Farm Insurance for 27 years.  My current position is State Farm Insurance Agent in Forrest City Arkansas. 

In my first year as a State Farm Agent, my agency accomplished the following

  • #17 final ranking of Top 100 New agents in country out 1100 new agents
  • Ambassador Travel Qualifier after 1st 4 months of agency
  • South Central Vice Presidents Club Qualifier


My prior State Farm Experience includes the following positions which I held in the Pine Bluff and Little Rock Area

  • State Farm Agent –  Forrest City 9 years
  • Agency Field Specialist 2 years
  • Claim Support Services Supervisor 1 year
  • Fire Field Rep 9 years
  • Fire National Catastrophe Team 3 years
  • Auto Combo Rep for Field Office 3 years


  Listed below are some of my self-development accomplishments.


  • Initial recipient of Dr. Margaret Clark, Dr Gordon Morgan Living Legacy award
  • Calvin King Economic Development Award Recipient
  • Award of Appreciation for Panelist for Public Program Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Obtained CPCU designation ( Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter )
  • Obtained AIM designation ( Associate in Management)
  • Obtained AIC designation ( Associate in Claims )
  • Obtained AIS designation  ( Associate in Insurance Services )
  • Obtained CTM designation ( Certified Toastmaster )
  • Obtained ATM-Bronze designation ( Advanced Toastmaster )


I take community involvement to heart as the following is a sample of my community activities.

  • Board of Directors Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
  • Arkansas Alumni Association Board
  • Board of Directors ARISA Health
  • Board of Directors East Arkansas Planning District
  • Board of Directors East Arkansas Solid Waste district
  • Board of Directors EACC Adult Literacy Advisory Board
  • Board of Directors Forrest City Area Chamber of Commence
  • Co-director of 22nd Annual Rumble on the Ridge Basketball Tournament
  • Board of Directors Forrest City Arkansas Rotary Club
  • Membership Chair Forrest City Arkansas Lions Club
  • Forrest City High School Mustang Booster Club President
  • Deacon Beth Salem Baptist Church
  • Board Member Mid-South Health Systems
  • Arkansas State Farm Agent (ARSFA) PAC Board Member
  • Former Arkansas District Parliamentarian for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Member – Theta Tau Lambda graduate chapter
  • St. John Masonic Lodge 456 member
  • NAACP member
  • District Leadership Academy of Rotary Club
  • Former District Retention Chairperson for Boy Scouts Quapaw Area
  • Former Board of Directors for the Black Alumni Society of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
  • Chairperson for 2009 U of A Black Alumni Society Reunion


My Wife Brandye is originally from Helena Arkansas.  She was employed with the Arkansas Development Finance Administration in Little Rock Arkansas for 16 years.   Her current position is Forrest City School District Treasurer.  Brandye’s outside activities include shopping and volunteering at the local school district for various activities.

My daughter Tyra is a graduate of Texas Southern University in Houston Texas where she attended on a Softball Scholarship. She is attending graduate school at the University of Oklahoma.   Sydni is a senior at Forrest City High School where she is involved in several activities including volleyball, band, and softball.

When time allows, I enjoy playing golf and running as recreational activities.