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Riverside Park Flyover Video!! (Video)

Riverside Park Complex

After his State of the City Address last night, Mayor Mattingly unveiled a 3D Flyover video of the final design of the Riverside Park Complex to rave reviews. Groundbreaking for the Complex is scheduled for July 4th near the north end of the runway at the old airport. Check out the video below.



Mayor's State of the City Address Draws Large Crowd (Video)

Monday, February 9, 2015, Mayor David Mattingly gave his State of the City Address during the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting.  In front of a very large crowd, the Mayor spoke of the city's accomplishments over the past four years and plans for the future.

You may view the entire text of the speech by clicking below or you may watch the video of the speech below.

Text of the State of the City Address



Meet the Manager of Community Development

David Vondran is the new Community Development Director for the City of Benton. Though he's been with us for just over a month, David already feels the momentum that Benton is building and is excited to help us grow. Meet David, and the rest of the Community Development Department in the video below.



Benton Police Launching "Community Church Policing" Initiative In February

The Benton Police Department is launching the “Community Church Policing” initiative for the month of February.  This initiative will focus on reaching out to faith based organizations in the community to help make them secure places to worship and to develop good rapport.  

Mayor's Minute for January

Mayor Mattingly sat down and shared his thoughts about an important upcoming event. Please watch the video below to find out more.



City Employee of the Month for December (Video)

Sgt. Lisa Stuart of the Benton Police Department has been named Employee of the Month for December 2014. Her dedication and willingness to go the extra mile for citizens of Benton is a credit to her as well as our community. Meet Sgt. Stuart in the video below.



Polar Plunge at Hurricane Lake (Video)

Two members of the Mayor's Youth Council as well as several members of Benton's Police Department plunged into Hurricane Lake this past weekend to support the Special Olympics of Arkansas. See a video of the event below.



Fox 16 Reports on Riverside Park Progress

Last night, Fox Channel 16 reported on the progress that is being made on Riverside Park Complex. You can view the report and the associated article by clicking here.

Benton Animal Control Finds Home for 19 Lucky Dogs (Video)

Last week, Benton Animal Control transported 19 dogs to the Denkai Animal Sanctuary in Denver, Colorado. Check out the video below to see the event.



Martin Luther King Day Celebration a Huge Success (Video)

The Benton Event Center was selected by the Martin Luther King Commission as the site of this year's state celebration of Martin Luther King Day. It was a huge success drawing a crowd from across the state as people celebrated the remembrance of Dr. King with a day of service. Below is a video of the event as well as the parade that took place that afternoon. Have a look.