County Judge's Office

511 Union, Room 119

Jonesboro, Arkansas  72401

(870) 933-4500






The County Judge is the Chief Executive Officer for Craighead County government in Arkansas. The Judge authorizes and approves the disbursement of all appropriated county funds, operates the system of county roads, administers ordinances enacted by the Quorum Court, has custody of county property, accepts grants from federal, state, public and private sources, and hires county employees except those persons employed by other elected officials of the county.

The County Judge, in addition to other powers and duties provided for by the Constitution and by law, shall preside over the Quorum Court without a vote but with the power of veto.

Marvin Day Bio

Marvin has lived in Jonesboro, AR most of his life.  He is a fifth-generation resident of Craighead County.  As newly-elected Craighead County Judge Marvin was sworn in on January 1, 2019.


  • 1988 Graduate of Jonesboro High School
  • 1992 Graduate of University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

Professional Experience

  • Licensed Professional Engineer with the State of Arkansas
  • Worked in the family-owned highway and bridge construction business for over 20 years.
  • Worked as a Senior Engineer at City Water and Light in Jonesboro for nearly 8 years.
  • MAPC (Metropolitan Area Planning Commission), Past Chairman
  • Storm Water Advisory Board for the City of Jonesboro and Arkansas State University
  • Master Street Plan Committee, Vice Chairman

Lisa Lawrence Bio

Lisa Lawrence serves as the County Judge Assistant to Judge Marvin Day. Prior to working in the County Judge’s Office, Lisa worked for Craighead County District Court, where she handled the accounting as an independent contractor for 20 years before becoming the District Court Clerk in April 2017. Her duties include grant writing and reporting compliance with awarded grants, financial oversight and assistance with the Craighead County audit. Lisa passed the Certified Public Accountant exam in April 1996, and is licensed as an Inactive CPA.




Human Resources

Lacey Rush, Human Resources Director

Employment Personnel Policy Handbook

Employment Handbook

Flu Shot Form



Purchasing information


Al Haines, Purchasing Agent

Craighead County Purchasing Policy

Chart of Accounts

Bids and Proposals

Financial disclosures/conflict of interest statements


Subdivision and Re-platting

Subdivision Development or re-platting of existing parcels

With the passage of the Subdivision Ordinance 2019-13 on June 24, 2019, all new subdivision developments and the re-platting of existing parcels now requires County Judge’s approval before filing at the Circuit Clerk’s office.   Plats can be dropped off in the County Judge’s office, 511 Union, Suite 119, for review and approval.   Please plan on 3-5 days for response unless the plat is referred to the Road Committee for review.  In that case, it would be the next Quorum Court committee meeting, which is typically the 2nd Monday of each month.  You may call the Judge’s office at 933-4500 to check the status of your plat.

2019-13 Subdivision Ordinance



Jan Biggers, Floodplain Manager

The mission of the Floodplain Office of Craighead County is to provide flood hazard identification, remediation, regulation, and education to the people in Craighead County so that they can reduce their risks of injury, death and property damage due to flooding.

Craighead County adopted the NFIP Floodplain Management Program in 2004 and fully enforces Floodplain guidelines for building within the floodplain.  The Floodplain Manager, Jan Biggers, is located in the County Judge’s office at 511 Union Suite 119, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401.  Contact Jan at , office 870-933-4500 or cell 870-926-1128 if you have questions concerning your property or future property to insure the floodplain status.  Floodplain permits will be available at this location with the proper documentation to build in the floodplain areas of Craighead County.

Click on map below to view property located within the floodplain 

Craighead County GIS map

Travel Information

Craighead County Employee Travel Information


 Operating budget

2016 Approved Operating Budget
2017 Approved Operating Budget
2018 Approved Operating Budget
2019 Approved Operating Budget
2020 Approved Operating Budget
 Craighead County District Maps

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Craighead FINAL [district 13 – A]
Craighead JP District [FINAL countywide]
 Quorum Court

Quorum Court Members
 2020 Quorum Court Meeting Schedule

Craighead County Strategic Plan
Emergency Response Plans
2015 Emergency Response Plan (Eastern District)-protected
2015 Emergency Response Plan (Western District)-protected
2015 Emergency Response Plan (Courthouse Annex)-protected