City Council

The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body of our city government. The City Council sets city policy by voting on and passing ordinances and resolutions. The Council also approves the annual city budget and appoints or removes certain board, committee and commission members. City Council members serve four-year terms and prepare for and participate in two regularly scheduled meetings per month and any special meetings as might occasionally be necessary to address matters of urgency.

City Council representation is divided among the city's three Wards, shown here, based on population. Two Council Members represent each Ward and those running for election to City Council must live in the Ward they represent. However, all Council Members are elected at-large, meaning every Bella Vista voter chooses a candidate for every Ward, even if they don't live in that part of the city. For more information on municipal elections, visit the Benton County voting website here.

City Council work sessions are typically the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Bella Vista Police Department Training Room, 2483 Forest Hills Blvd.
City Council regular meetings are typically the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at Bella Vista District Court, 2482 Forest Hills Blvd.
NOTE: The time of City Council regular meetings was changed to 6 p.m. (formerly 6:30 p.m.) by a vote of the council in January 2024.

Find agendas here.

Snow Jerry Snow
Ward 1, Position 1 (term expires Dec. 31, 2024)
29 Brecknock Drive
Bella Vista, AR 72714
Cell: 479-903-3349
jsnow@bellavistaar.gov
Hughes, Wendy  Wendy Hughes
Ward 1, Position 2 (term expires Dec. 31, 2026)
4 Allonby Circle
Bella Vista, AR 72714
Home: 479-370-9241
whughes@bellavistaar.gov
wozniak_500-2 James Wozniak
Ward 2, Position 1 (term expires Dec. 31, 2024)
25 Ettington Drive
Bella Vista, AR 72714
Home: 479-855-1292
jwozniak@bellavistaar.gov
Wilms Larry Wilms
Ward 2, Position 2 (term expires Dec. 31, 2026)
109 Mayfair Drive
Bella Vista, AR 72715
Home: 479-876-1991
lwilms@bellavistaar.gov
Fowler cropped Doug Fowler
Ward 3, Position 1 (term expires Dec. 31, 2024)
4 Kelaen Lane
Bella Vista, AR 72715
Cell: 214-402-4657
dfowler@bellavistaar.gov
Craig Honchell mug - Copy Craig Honchell
Ward 3, Position 2 (term expires Dec. 31, 2026)
1 Scots Circle
Bella Vista, AR 72715
Cell: 479-215-6209
chonchell@bellavistaar.gov

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