Committees and Commissions

Committees


Community Services/Animal Control

Monthly 1st Tuesday at 6:00 P.M.

  • Council Member Evelyn Reed- Chair
  • Council Member Jeff Hamm
  • Council Member Kerry Murphy
  • Council Member Frank Baptist
  • Council Member Judd Hart
  • Terry Parsons, Director, Animal Services
  • Danny Ketchum, Community Development/Staff Liaison


Streets & Drainage

As Called

  • Council Member Frank Baptist – Chair
  • Council Member James Herzfeld
  • Council Member Kerry Murphy
  • Council Member Jerry Ponder
  • Council Member Jeff Hamm
  • Tony Floyd, Manager, Street Department

Finance Committee

As Called

  • Council Member Jerry Ponder – Chair
  • Council Member Steve Lee
  • Council Member Judd Hart
  • Council Member Bill Donnor
  • Mandy Spicer, Comptroller


Parks & Recreation

As Called

  • Council Member Judd Hart – Chair
  • Council Member Steve Lee
  • Council Member Evelyn Reed
  • Council Member Kerry Murphy
  • Council Member James Herzfeld
  • Council Member Jeff Hamm
  • Director, Parks & Recreation


Personnel/Health & Safety

As Called

  • Council Member Bill Donnor – Chair
  • Council Member Jerry Ponder
  • Councl Member Evelyn Reed
  • Council Member Jeff Hamm
  • Kathy Kirk, Director, Human Resources

Commissions

The City of Benton has six (6) commissions which were established by City Ordinance to assist the Mayor and City Council. Commissioners are non-paid positions, and each commissioner serves in a volunteer capacity. The selection process and terms of commissioners are outlined in the City Ordinance that established each commission. The commissions are shown below, in alphabetical order.

Advertising & Promotion Commission established by City Ordinance 15 of 2005
Mark Fikes - Chair term expires Oct. 10, 2018
Bill Eldridge term expires Oct. 10, 2020
Elgin Hamner IV term expires Oct. 10, 2017
Alison Burch term expires Oct. 10, 2019
Luke Moody term expires Oct. 10, 2020
Council Member Jerry Ponder City Council Liaison
Council Member Bill Donnor City Council Liaison
Jerry Beaty, Benton Area Chamber of Commerce Phone: (501) 860-7004

Board of Adjustments Commission established by City Ordinance 11 of 2005
George Benham Position 1 term expires Jan. 1, 2019
Karen Crowson Position 2 term expires Jan. 1, 2018
Mark Chilton Position 3 term expires Jan. 1, 2019
Ken Young Position 4 term expires Jan. 1, 2020
Jim Villines Position 5 term expires Jan. 1, 2018

Civil Service Commission established by City Ordinance 1 of 1977
Judy Pridgen term expires Apr. 2023
Terrell Henson term expires Apr. 2023
Winifred Stamps term expires Apr. 2021
Kennedy Quick term expires Apr. 2019
Samuel Tatom, Jr., Chair term expires Apr. 2021

Historic District Commission established by City Ordinance 30 of 2008
Shelly Reed Position 1 term expires Oct. 1, 2018
Fairy McMahan Position 2 term expires Oct. 1, 2019
Alissa Turner Position 3 term expires Oct. 1, 2017
Kevin Malone Position 4 term expires Oct. 1, 2018
Vacant Position 5
Karen Hammer Position 6 term expires Oct. 1, 2017
Mary Kay Mooney Position 7 term expires Oct. 1, 2018
Darrell Wood Position 8 term expires Oct. 1, 2019
Brett Chumley Position 9 term expires Oct. 1, 2017

Planning & Zoning Commission

established by City Ordinance 29 of 1964, and Ordinance 15 of 2013

Vacant Position A term expires Jan. 2018
Ken Young Position B term expires Jan. 2019
Eric Rytima Position C term expires Jan. 2020
Sam Chaffin Position D term expires Jan. 2021
Berry Beard Position E term expires Jan. 2020
Robin Freeman, Chair Position F term expires Jan. 2023
Brian Black Position G term expires Jan. 2024
Robin James Position H term expires Jan. 2023
Lois Burks Position I term expires Jan. 2018

Public Utilities Commission established by City Ordinance 46 of 2004
Doug Stracener term expires Dec. 31, 2017
Charles Best term expires Dec. 31, 2021
Gary Ferrell - Vice Chair term expires Dec. 31, 2018
Jim Martin term expires Dec. 31, 2019
Phil Miller - Chair term expires Dec. 31, 2020
Council Member James Herzfeld City Council Liaison