Person of the Month: Shelia K. Whitmore

City: Conway

Work: Human resources coordinator for Counseling Associates, Inc.

Community activities: Conway City Council, Conway Regional Women’s Council, Advertising and Promotions Commission, Arvest Bank Board, Conway Area Chamber of Commerce Board and Mentor for Young Empowered Sisters (YES).

Church activities: Member, board of trustees and choir member at Sinai Church of God In Christ.

Family: Daughter Brittany Miller (Kevin) and granddaughter Karsyn.

Education: Graduate of Conway High School and attended the University of Central Arkansas.

Last book you read: “Before You Do” by T.D. Jakes.

Favorite book: “A House Divided” by Kimberla Lawson Roby.

Favorite meal: Fried chicken, turnip greens, macaroni and cheese and cornbread.

Most cherished possession: A poem my daughter wrote for me before she left for college and a dishpan that was my mother’s.

Most enjoyed weekend activity: Spending time with my precious granddaughter.

Favorite quote: “Risk more than others think is safe. Love more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical and expect more than others think is possible.”

No. 1 vacation spot: Panama City Beach, Fla.

Favorite place in Arkansas: Hot Springs.

What do you love about living in the 501: The people and their love for the community are what make Conway a wonderful place to live. I have been fortunate and blessed to have established great friendships that will last a lifetime and am very grateful for them.