It's an exciting time to be a part of the Benton community. The Event Center has now seen in excess of 100,000 visitors since October 1, 2013. UALR has announced some important remodeling and other improvements, and enrollment remains stable. Exit 121 brings the Kroger Marketplace, Academy Sports, and many other first class stores and restaurants, with the grand opening scheduled for July 2015. It's all good! Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott had its grand opening last September. Street improvements are underway for Riverside Park and the groundbreaking ceremony is set for July 4th, in conjunction with the City of Benton Independence Day Bash. I am excited to have had the chance to be your mayor for the last 4 years and look forward to many positive things that are going to be happening in our community in the near future.
Mayor David Mattingly