Port City Blues Society

Keeping the Blues Alive

PINE BLUFF, AR   |  https://www.portcitybluessociety.com

Mission

To promote the blues and culture of Delta Blues music in the Pine Bluff area and the Southeast Arkansas region.

Ruling year info

2018

PRESIDENT AND CEO

Mr C. ROSCOE WILLIS

VICE-PRESIDENT

HENRY DAVE SADLER

Main address

PO Box 9336

PINE BLUFF, AR 71611 USA

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EIN

81-2792334

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Keeping the Blues Alive

To promote the blues and culture of blues music in the Pine Bluff area and the Southeast Arkansas region through:

Promoting local artists, as well as regional and national talent.

Fostering an appreciation of the blues and educating the public about the blues.

Supporting charitable and educational activities useful to the individual and beneficial to the communities served by the program.

We also will:

Support musicians and blues venues by encouraging live performances of blues.

Exchange information about blues-related events by providing a forum in the Southeast Arkansas area where people can share their appreciation and love for the blues.

Support community events and organizations by sponsoring events that will benefit the general community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

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Port City Blues Society

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

MR C. ROSCOE WILLIS

PORT CITY CLUES SOCIETY

Term: 2019 -


Board co-chair

H. DAVE SADLER

PORT CITY BLUES SOCIETY

Term: 2019 -

C WILLIS

PORT CITY BLUES SOCIETY

DEBRA-BELL WILLIS

PORT CITY BLUES SOCIETY

DAVE SADLER

PORT CITY BLUES SOCIETY

GEORGE SCAIFE

PORT CITY BLUES SOCIETY

LISA ROWLAND

PORT CITY BLUES SOCIETY

TOMMY PALMER

PORT CITY BLUES SOCIETY

BOB HOLLIS

PORT CITY BLUES SOCIETY

JOE POWELL

BLUES FOR A CAUSE

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/19/2021,

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/19/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.