Oct. 22, the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) awarded the Outstanding State League Counsel Award to Arkansas Municipal League General Counsel Mark Hayes, ’87, of North Little Rock.
IMLA established the Outstanding State League Counsel Award to honor those attorneys who serve as counsel to their state league of cities or association of counties, towns or other local government entities and who are recognized for their valued service to the members of their organizations and for their skills as attorneys.
Hayes litigated and lobbied on the behalf of Arkansas’ municipalities in his role as general counsel for the League. He has authored statutes related to municipal government and lobbied and testified for their passage. Hayes has been the program planning chair for IMLA for the past several years as well as serving as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Arkansas City Attorney’s Association for over a decade. He is the only Arkansas lawyer who has served on the IMLA Board of Directors.
Founded in 1935, IMLA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization consisting of approximately 3,000 local governments and attorneys throughout the United States and Canada.