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Media Release: Jefferson County Celebrates Opening of the Sergeant Elga Lee Roberts Veteran’s Center and Memorial

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Simmons Bank (Simmons) joined Jefferson County Judge Gerald Robinson, Dee Brown president and CEO of the P3 group and members of the community to celebrate the opening of the Sergeant Elga Lee Roberts Jefferson County Veteran’s Services Center and Memorial in Pine Bluff today.

“Simmons Bank is honored to provide philanthropic support for the health and wellbeing of our veterans,” said Daniel Robinson, regional market president for Simmons Bank. “We believe in a better-together philosophy and by working with one another we are providing a dedicated space to offer services and honor our veterans who have devoted their lives in service to our country.”

The 5,191-square foot building includes veteran administration services, a recreation room and visiting areas for veterans. The center will provide daily transportation services to and from Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, offering greater access to veterans seeking inpatient and outpatient care. The center honors veterans with an interior courtyard memorial and museum space recognizing all who gave their lives.

“Strategic vision and community engagement make public and private partnerships like the veterans center possible,” said Judge Robinson. “Dedicating the museum and memorial while commemorating the opening of the veterans center is a dream realized for our community.”

Located on the northeast corner of East 2nd Avenue and State street a 114 South State Street, the veterans services center and memorial are named in honor of the late Sergeant Elga Lee Roberts, an Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

Simmons Bank has provided tremendous community support in honor of United States Veterans across the six-state footprint. Last fall, Simmons Bank donated $1 million to support the construction of the Sergeant Elga Lee Roberts Jefferson County Veterans Services Center and Memorial and the Dr. Josetta Wilkins Jefferson County Health Unit.

The Veteran’s Services Center and Memorial is organized under a Public Private Partnership with The P3 Group, Inc. and Jefferson County. The P3 Group, Inc., is the nation’s largest, minority-owned, Public Private Partnership developer. CHASM Architects served as lead project architect and Integrated Project Solutions, a national Program Management organization, oversaw the construction of the project.

Photo credit: Lauren McCullough
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Simmons Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ: SFNC), a Mid-South based financial holding company. Simmons Bank operates over 200 branches in Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Founded in 1903, Simmons Bank offers comprehensive financial solutions delivered with a client-centric approach. Simmons Bank was named to Forbes magazine’s list of “World’s Best Banks” for the second consecutive year and ranked among the top 30 banks in Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Banks” for 2021. Additional information about Simmons Bank can be found on our website at simmonsbank.com, by following @Simmons_Bank on Twitter or by visiting our newsroom.

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