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Darrell Madding

Civic Engagement

Darrell Madding

Civic Engagement

Whether it’s helping others gain new knowledge or unlearn previous misconceptions or helping someone develop a new skill set, civic engagement is the way that we, as communities, can take collective action to bring awareness or change to particular issues.

Darrell Madding lives in El Dorado, Arkansas and is a devoted member of his community who believes strongly in the power of civic engagement.

Civic engagement is an important part of bettering yourself and your community by addressing issues that concern and affect said community, and it can take many forms. It can look like individuals volunteering or groups protesting, or a whole host of things in between. Scholars have divided civic engagement into three basic categories: civic, electoral, and political voice. On a civic level, civic engagement entails running for office, active membership in groups/associations, and fundraising for charities among others. On an electoral level, civic engagement includes regularly exercising your right to vote, helping others get registered, and volunteering for campaigns, just to name a few. Finally, on a political voice level, civic engagement includes calling your elected officials, protesting, and petitioning among others.

Whether it’s helping others gain new knowledge or unlearn previous misconceptions or helping someone develop a new skill set, civic engagement is the way that we, as communities, can take collective action to bring awareness or change to particular issues.

In his professional life, Darrell Madding is Managing Partner at D & L Oil and has been in the oil and petroleum industry for more than 30 years. Growing up in a family involved in oil and gas, Darrell soon forged his own path in the field and has now built quite a successful career. What he enjoys most about being a business owner is the challenges he faces in his day-to-day work. No two days are alike, and it’s that multifaceted aspect to his job that he loves. Darrell works to help distinguish D & L Oil from others in the market by striving in niche markets. They tackle problems that bigger oil companies don’t want to involve themselves in, and as a result D & L Oil is thriving in its own curated sector of the industry.

Darrell founded D & L Oil in 2011, and through the business they develop oil fields and market petroleum products. In the years since its inception, the business has grown to employ nine employees. Currently at D & L Oil, they are making plans and growing the company to carry them through the next several decades.

Darrell Madding attended Arkansas State University where he earned his degree in engineering and business management. He is loving dad to his three kids. Together, they like to watch and cheer on their favorite college sports teams. They also like to travel together, with their favorite trips including skiing trips and boating trips to the lake.

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