Fayetteville seeks 9 volunteers for boards and committees

Urban Forestry Advisory Board meeting on Aug. 2, 2023. (Fayetteville Government Channel)

Officials are looking to fill nine positions on six of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.

The list of vacancies includes seats on the Fayetteville Arts Council, Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, Town and Gown Advisory Committee, Urban Forestry Advisory Board and Walton Arts Center Council.

All volunteers must be registered voters who reside within the Fayetteville city limits. Those who are not Fayetteville registered voters will need to provide proof of residency. All applicants must submit a new application for each board, commission or committee.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25.

After the application period ends, the Nominating Committee will look over the applicants and schedule interviews with selected individuals. The committee will then make their recommendations to the City Council for final approval. Some board positions are nominated by the mayor, but the application process is the same.

For more information, call the City Clerk’s office at 479-575-8323.

» Submit an application

Here are the openings:


Environmental Action Committee (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One Unexpired Community Citizen at Large Term Ending 12/31/24

Description: This committee works to address environmental concerns, to promote a safe and healthy environment, and to maintain the natural beauty of the environment within the city. It makes recommendations to other city committees and to the City Council.
Meetings: Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in City Hall.


Fayetteville Arts Council (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One Unexpired Working Artist Term Ending 6/30/25

Description: Helps define the community’s identity and sense of place, promote social interaction, bring the arts into everyday life and memorialize the past while expressing shared values for the future.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in City Hall.


Housing Authority Board of Commissioners (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One Unexpired Public at Large Term Ending 12/28/26

Description: The commissioners approve by-laws, resolutions, policies and procedures for administering housing programs for low income persons. The Housing Authority operates units of Public Housing and rental assistance in Fayetteville. Both programs are for low and very low income persons. All funds are provided through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Meetings: The board meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in City Hall.


Town and Gown Advisory Committee (2 openings)

Seats available:
– One Resident at Large – Representing Ward 2, Ward 3, or Ward 4 Term Ending 9/30/25
– One University of Arkansas Student Living Off Campus Term Ending 9/30/25

Description: This committee advises the City Council and University of Arkansas on mutually relevant issues including campus expansions, on- and off-campus student housing, and parking and noise issues in areas near the campus.
Meetings: The Committee meets the third Monday every other month at 3 p.m. at the AT&T Conference Room, Genesis Technology Incubator, 700 Research Center Blvd., Fayetteville, AR 72701.


Urban Forestry Advisory Board (2 openings)

Seats available:
– One Unexpired Tree Service Community Representative Term Ending 12/31/24
– One Unexpired Resident at Large Term Ending 12/31/24

Description: The purpose and intent of the committee is to advise the City Council on urban forestry and arboricultural related issues as an integral part of the city’s green infrastructure and to sit as the Wildland-Urban Interface: Firewise Advisory Board to advise the City Council on wildland and urban development related issues as an integral part of the city’s fire protection program and green infrastructure.
Meetings: Meetings are held at 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at City Hall.


Walton Arts Center Council (2 openings)

Seats available:
– One Unexpired Citizen at Large Term Ending 6/30/24
– One Unexpired Citizen at Large Term Ending 6/30/25

Description: The council is responsible for reviewing and revising, as required, the center’s policies and fee structure, and for recommending to the Walton Arts Center Foundation passage of the annual operating and capital budgets.
Meetings: Meetings are held four times a year at 4 p.m. in the Walton Arts Center.