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Van Buren, AR 72956
Ward Map - Contains the current Aldermen information
(Redistricting) Ward Map - As Per Ordinance 35-2011
On behalf of the City Council and staff of the City of Van Buren, welcome to our community.
As Mayor of Van Buren, I'm pleased that you have taken the opportunity to visit our City through this website. Not only does this site enable us to share information with the citizens of our community but also provides us with the opportunity to share Van Buren with people all throughout the world.
Van Buren has a wonderful heritage and also a tremendous future. Since our beginning as "Phillips Landing" along the Arkansas River in the year 1818, we have grown to a city with a population of approximately 22,000.
Located at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Northwest Arkansas and along the Arkansas River, Van Buren is a great location for business and a center of transportation. Not only are we on the banks of the river, but we also are on Interstate 40 and have great access to rail.
We have a strong belief in regional cooperation and partnerships as we move together to the future.We believe our location, workforce, and economy, makes the area ideal for continued growth.
If you have questions, we'd love to hear from you. Thank you for your interest in Van Buren. I hope you'll visit us often.
Mayor Bob Freeman
Elected positions with contact numbers:
Mayor: Robert Freeman 479-474-1541
City Clerk: Barbie Curtis 479-474-8936
City Attorney: Candice Settle 479-474-0753
Ward 1, Position 1 : Mary Ann Dodd 479-474-1389 Email
Ward 1, Position 2 : Max Blake 479-471-5282 Email (Term Expires January 1, 2015)
Alderman-Elect Jim Petty (Term Begins January 1, 2015)
Ward 2, Position 1 : David Moore 479-474-0736 Email
Ward 2, Position 2 : Teena Sagely 479-414-2040 Email (Term Expires January 1, 2015)
Alderman-Elect Darrol Sparkman (Term Begins January 1, 2015)
Ward 3, Position 1 : Donna Parker 479-459-2618 Email
Ward 3, Position 2 : Johnny Ragsdale 479-474-1119 Email (Term Expires January 1, 2015)
Alderman-Elect Alan Swaim (Term Begins January 1, 2015)