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City Attorney Biography

Kit grew up in Fayetteville and attended Fayetteville Public Schools from
Washington Elementary through Fayetteville High School. Kit Williams graduated from the University of Arkansas and received his officer's commission in the United States Army in 1971. After two years of active service, Kit retumed to Fayetteville and entered Law School from which he graduated with honors in 1976.

Kit has taught law school, clerked for a trial judge, and served as Deputy
Prosecuting Attorney for Washington County for over five years. Kit Williams was elected to the Fayetteville City Council in 1992 and was re-elected in 1994 and 1996. Following fourteen years of practicing law in his own firm in Fayetteville, Kit Williams was appointed Fayetteville City Attorney by the City Council and took office on March l, 2001. Kit was elected Fayetteville City Attorney in 2002 and reelected in 2006 and 2010.

Kit Williams has served several years as the Arkansas State Chairman of the International Municipal Attomeys Association and has presented Continuing Legal Education programs for the Arkansas City Attomey's Association, the Govemment Practice Institute of the Arkansas Bar Association and the Best of CLE in 2007. Kit has
received a couple of awards from the City of Fayetteville for his successful litigation efforts on behalf of the City.

Kit and his wife Emily have two children: Aaron who earned a BA in History and a Masters in Teaching from the U of A and now teaches AP History at the Bentonville High School; and Ashley who has graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the U of A. Emily served several years as the Fayetteville School District's liaison for homeless
school children and has a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling.

Kit and Emily have lived a quarter century in the old family home on Mt. Sequoyah that has sheltered five generations of his family during the last century. Kit has twice rowed a personal raft  260 miles down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon; sea kayaked among the Orcas off Vancouver Island, British Columbia and hiked the Inca
Trail in the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu with his wife.