El Dorado Arkansas elections

Meet Kensel Green

Candidate for Ward 4 - Position 2 Alderman

Kensel Green

Kensel Spivey Green is the daughter of Mrs. Zeddie Spivey and the late SFC Jesse L. Spivey. Kensel is married to Jeremy Green and has one bonus son Jeremiah Green

Kensel is a 2002 graduate of El Dorado High school. She graduated from The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with her Bachelors of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science with a concentration in Child Development in 2006. During her undergraduate years she was actively involved in The Black Students Associations (committee chair), NAACP (committee chair), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC (Historian/Social Action Chair), Emerging Leaders Mentor, Diversity Impact Counselor, Razorback bell, Lead Hog, Make a Difference Day, Student Day of Caring, and Big Brother Big Sister. In 2008 she earned her Masters of Arts Degree in Sociology from the same institution. Kensel earned her third degree a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling in August 2010 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is also a graduate of the Edward G Coleman Leadership Institute, The Arkansas Governmental Managers Program and the Certified Public Manager Program. In additional these programs she has received certificates of completion for the the following continuing education hours through the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration: Administering Discipline, Arkansas Government Basics, Grievance Prevention & Handling, and HRkansas. On November 5, 2014 she was elected the first African American Women to El Dorado City Council.

Currently Kensel works for Arkansas Rehabilitation Services as a Rehab Area Manage where she has become advocate for individuals with disabilities. She is also employed at South Arkansas Community College as an adjunct Sociology Instructor. She is a member of the National Rehabilitation Association as well the current the Board President for South Arkansas Children’s Coalition, on the Salvation Army board, Interfaith Steering Committee, and member of the Union County Democratic Party. She also serve on the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Board, the WIOA business service team as well as the WIOA disability committee chair.

Kensel says her mission in life “is to live my life to its full potential each and every day. To always strive for excellence, but never forget my values and beliefs. I will seek to learn, understand, help those that are in need, and to always give unselfishly. My mission is to be humble, respectful, and always caring. Finally my mission is to go through life with a smile on my face with no regrets because I know that I have done my best.”


As candidate for Alderman my areas of interest include providing prudent stewardship of city funds, encouraging public engagement on all levels, developing proactive strategies to strengthen our economic prosperity city-wide, street and infrastructure improvement. Being Accessible and working with others while maintaining Integrity, honesty, transparency, ethical behavior.

Contact Kensel

(870) 918-7674

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