Who We Are
The City of Fayetteville is located in northwest Arkansas in the heart of Mid-America. Fayetteville is 35 miles from the Arkansas-Missouri border and 25 miles from the Arkansas-Oklahoma border. The city is part of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area), which is comprised of Washington, Benton, Madison and McDonald counties. This MSA is one of 4 located in Arkansas and 366 in the United States. Fayetteville, Arkansas is in Washington county.
City of Fayetteville, Arkansas
Incorporation: August 23, 1870
Location: Washington County, Northwest Arkansas
The City of Fayetteville operates under the Mayor/Council (Aldermanic) form of government. Eight alderman are elected (2 from each of 4 wards) to serve 4-year terms. The current Aldermen are Adella Gray, Mark Kinion, Matthew Petty, Justin Tennant, Rhonda Adams, Sarah Marsh, Martin W. Schoppmeyer Jr and Alan Long. The mayor is elected "at large" and has a 4-year term. The current mayor is Lioneld Jordan, and he serves as Chief Executive Officer of the City and has a statutory duty to oversee the enforcement of City policies, ordinances, administrative rules and state laws, as well as to direct City offices and employees to discharge their duties. Mayor Jordan presides over meetings of the City Council and has no vote but does have veto power over City Council. However, a two-thirds vote by the council can override the mayor's veto. The City Clerk/Treasurer, City Attorney and District Judge are also elected "at large".
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About Northwest Arkansas Region
The region is adjacent to the beautiful Ozark National Forest and is quickly establishing itself as one of the most desirable business and living destinations in the country. It is home to two Fortune 100 employers (Wal-Mart and Tysons) and corporate offices for many Fortune 500 firms. The positive business environment fuels the region’s rapid development and high population growth over the last twenty years. The region now boasts over 460,000 residents and provides diverse employment opportunities. The Milken Institute consistently ranks the Northwest Arkansas region among the highest-performing regional economies in the country, even attaining the top ranking in 2003. The primary municipalities in the region include Fayetteville, Bentonville, Springdale, Rogers, and Siloam Springs.
In addition to the region’s rapid corporate development, its cultural and civic amenities have enjoyed growth as well. For the arts community, there is the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Shoppers have a choice of strolling the vibrant city streets of Fayetteville or stop in at one of the many national retailers located in the region. Those looking for outdoor recreation need look no further than the numerous lakes, rivers, and trails of the Ozark Mountains.
Enhancing the region’s livability is the quality of its educational institutions. Primary and secondary schools – both public and private – throughout the cities of Northwest Arkansas have been recognized by national institutions as top performers on standardized tests. The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville is a rising research and innovation institution. The university’s athletic programs create an important link between the community and the university through the shared experience of supporting the Razorbacks.
For more information on the Northwest Arkansas region, check out the Northwest Arkansas Council's website.
203,065 Washington County
473,204 AR-MO MSA
Source: US Census 2010
Fayetteville has 4 distinct seasons, but there is no severely hot or cold weather. There are, on average, 218 sunny days per year.
Average relative humidity: 55%
Rain: 45 inches
Snow: 10 inches
Average temperature: 59 degrees
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1,720 feet above sea level
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