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Leaders

Mayor

Noel Foster

Portrait of White Hall, Arkansas Mayor Noel Foster

Mayor Noel Foster is a lifelong resident of White Hall.  He served as Police Chief from August 2003 until his retirement in December 2010.  He has 23 years of experience in law enforcement.  
Foster took office as the Mayor of White Hall on January 1, 2011. 
Mayor Foster’s professional training includes graduation from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in East Camden, Arkansas and the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  He holds a Senior Law Enforcement Certification from the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training.  
Mayor Foster is a member of the White Hall Chamber of Commerce, a Charter Member of the White Hall Noon Lions Club, a member of the White Hall Police Officers Association, Chairman of the Jefferson County 911 Committee, MECA Board Member and a member of 25 for Now Civic Organization of Jefferson County.  On the State level, Mayor Foster was appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to the Arkansas Towing and Recovery Board.  He is also a member and past president of the Arkansas Chapter of FBI Graduates.  
Mayor Noel Foster lives in White Hall with his two daughters Sydney and Kirsty.

City Clerk

Ellen Welch

Portrait of Ellen Welch, city clerk at White Hall, Arkansas

Ellen Welch is a lifelong resident of White Hall, having graduated from White Hall High School.  She became the White Hall Court Clerk in 1989.  She held that position until 2003, when she was elected White Hall City Clerk.  Ellen lives in White Hall with her husband Jerry.  They have three children and enjoy six grandchildren.

Deputy City Clerk

Sandra Truman

Portrait of Ellen Welch, city clerk at White Hall, Arkansas

Sandra Truman is a lifelong resident of White Hall with over 20 years' experience in Public Service Administration. She worked with James "Jitters" Morgan for eight years before his retirement, and with the current Mayor, Noel Foster for twelve years. Sandra is a 2001 graduate of SEARK College with a Paralegal Degree and Associates Degree. She works closely with City Clerk/Treasurer Ellen Welch and Mayor Foster. Sandra is a member of the White Hall Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas Municipal League, Municipal Clerks Institute and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Sandra has been married to Robert for thirty-three years. Together, they have 4 children and enjoy eleven grandchildren.

City Attorney

Tom Owens

Portrait of Tom Owens, city attorney of White Hall, Arkansas

Tom Owens has been an attorney in White Hall since 1992.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas.  He has been a member of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s Professional Advisory Committee as well as Vice President of the ACCESS, Inc. Board of Directors.  Tom represents many businesses across Southeast Arkansas and has represented White Hall as the City Attorney since 2008.

White Hall Aldermen

Alderman Sara Lunsford
Alderman Ken Smith
Alderman Scott Ray
Alderman Beaver Johnson
Alderman David Beck
Alderman Joel Foster

Public Safety

Fire Chief

Sandy Castleberry

Portrait of White Hall Fire Chief Sandy Castleberry

Few people in White Hall epitomize the image of public safety better than White Hall Fire Chief Sandy Castleberry.  Although he moved to White Hall in the fifth grade, Chief Castleberry considers himself a White Hall native.  He first joined the White Hall Volunteer Fire Department in 1981 as a junior in high school.  He was awarded Fireman of the Year in 1996. While progressing up the Fire Department ranks, he joined the White Hall Police Department in 2004.  In 2006, he became Fire Chief.  That same year, Chief Castleberry traveled to Colorado as a CSEPP Evaluator to aid other fire departments from across the country in preparing for chemical emergencies.  While balancing his duties as Fire Chief and a White Hall police officer, he was promoted to Sergeant in the White Hall Police Department in 2010.  The White Hall Fire Department has always been very important to Chief Castleberry, perhaps never more apparent than when he married his wife, Lorie, in front of Fire Station No. 1.  They reside in White Hall and between them have four children.

Police Chief

Greg Shapiro

Portrait of Greg Shapiro, police chief ot White Hall, Arkansas

A lifelong resident of Jefferson County, Chief Shapiro graduated from Pine Bluff High School. After graduating from UALR in 1992 with a BA in Criminal Justice, he began his criminal justice career as a Correctional Officer at the AR Department of Correction. Then he was hired in 1994 as a Patrol Officer at Pine Bluff PD where he ascended through the ranks to become Captain. At the PBPD he held many assignments including Patrol Supervisor, Detective Supervisor, Professional Standards Supervisor, Administrative Services Supervisor, Public Information Officer and Task Force Officer with the Little Rock FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. In 1996 he received awards for Officer of the Year and Life Saving. In 2012 he left the PBPD to become an Instructor for the Criminal Justice program at Seark College. He has also served as an Auxiliary Deputy on the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Reserve Unit since 2014. Chief Shapiro has been serving White Hall as Chief of Police since April 2019. He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute, School of Law Enforcement Supervision course and a 2012 graduate of the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute, AR Leader course.