Cedric Williams, a 1993 graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, received my BSBA degree in Computer Information System Qualitative.  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