Ruth Carney has been involved in disaster relief efforts, construction, medical and dental teams, schools, and orphanages in third world countries. She worked in securities and insurance, coordinated events and conferences, and has been a motivational speaker for various groups.
Carney has also been involved with cross cultural ministries, translated Spanish for hospitals and clinics, and taught ESL for the Literacy Council of Garland County where she was also a board member.
Before becoming a therapeutic foster parent, she was a court-appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children. Elected Hot Springs’ mayor in November 2010, she currently serves on the Executive Board of Garland County CARES and the Board of Trustees at Southern Nazarene University.
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