101 Town Center, P.O. Box 5655, Bella Vista, AR 72714 (479)876-1255
Advertising and Promotion Commission

Advertising and Promotion Commission

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Advertising and Promotion Commission


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The Advertising and Promotion Commission was created by the City Council in April 2017 via City Ordinance 2017-15 to facilitate tourism and the promotion of the city by collecting taxes on lodging accommodations and prepared food items in the city to create a fund to market and promote Bella Vista.

The commission consists of seven members, four of which represent the hospitality industry, two represent the City Council appointed by the mayor, and one is a resident at-large representative. Commissioners serve 4-year terms, and appointed by existing commissioners.

The Advertising and Promotion Commission typically meets the first Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. at City Hall, 101 Town Center.


Current A&P Commissioners:

Ben Biesenthal, Gusano’s Pizza
John Flynn, Bella Vista City Council Member
Doug Fowler – Vice Chair, Bella Vista City Council Member
Tom Judson, Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association
Dan Lombard – Treasurer, Vacation Rentals Inc.
Paula Sanders – Chair, Concordia Retirement Community