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Leron Charles McAdoo, a.k.a. Ron Mc The Hip Hoptimist, has lived in Little Rock his whole adult life and loved it from birth.  He and his wife, Stacey (2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year), have two children that are graduates of the Historic Little Rock Central High School and are currently in college.  They have been married since 1998  and are visible within the community advocating for the youth and the arts.  Leron has been an educator in Little Rock for over 26 years.  He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and has completed graduate coursework at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Arkansas Tech University.  The son of a United Methodist Church pastor and former LRSD school board member, Leron continues to serve his church as a choir director and as a coordinator of youth ministries.  


Leron McAdoo has been recognized as a distinguished poet, artist, professional development facilitator, and community organizer.  Leron is passionate about addressing issues raised within central Arkansas as well as statewide.  He has used his skills in the areas of music, writing, and art to facilitate solutions to community concerns, with the intention of making Little Rock the best city in the nation.  Leron understands the benefits of diversity. He has demonstrated through his various endeavors how to provide a venue for everyone's voices to be heard.


A wide range of organizations has recognized Leron McAdoo for his commitment to community service.  He has served on the United Methodist Church Central District Leadership Team, City of Little Rock Arts and Culture Commission, Roots Art Connection Board,  Asencian Arts Academy Board, Central Arkansas Music Awards Board, and the National Education Association Delegation for Arkansas.  He is the Co-Founder of the Writous Poets (Spoken Word Youth Collective) and the Co-Founder of Backyard Enterprises.  Through his dedication to impacting positive change through the arts, Leron has been recognized as one of the city’s top artists, was a featured alumnus artist at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff gallery, and has exhibited his art all across the country.

Leron McAdoo is committed to making Little Rock a greater city. His history of servant leadership is proof of his love for this city. That is Little Rock love.


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