Commissions

CITY BEAUTIFUL COMMISSION

The role of the City Beautiful Commission is to study, promote, aid, and implement steps to improve the appearance and quality of the environment in Paragould. Members are appointed by the Mayor to three year terms, and make their recommendations about city improvements to the City Council.


DESIGNATED WARD REPRESENTATIVES:

Ward ISusan Youngblood(870) 236-1063
Ward IICathy Hays(870) 239-6305
Ward IIIDonna Knight(870) 239-3147
Ward IVFarrell Gibson(870) 215-1254


AT LARGE MEMBERS OF COMMISSION:

Bonnie Hamilton
(870) 239-8146
Vicki Griggs
(870) 236-3374
Dr. James Laird
(870) 239-8171
Jackie Branch
(870) 476-9444
Terry Sessums
(870) 215-1437
Andrea Williams
(870) 239-7500


Meets last Thursday of each month - 7 p.m. at AMMC Deli. Does not meet in November and December. 3-Year Terms.

AIRPORT COMMISSION:

Members of the Airport Commission are appointed by the Mayor to five-year terms and have full power to manage, operate, improve and maintain the Paragould Municipal Airport and its facilities. The Commission also represents the city of Paragould before any state or federal authority having jurisdiction over the operation of public or private aircraft or airports. The Airport Commission meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 am.

Rick Dickinson
(870) 236-3669
Lynn Ratliff
(870) 236-0798
Andy Ford

Dr. Mack Shotts

Tom Graber
(870) 239-5440
Jeremy Biggs, Councilman
(870) 236-7390

PARAGOULD LIGHT WATER AND CABLE:

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Paragould Light Water & Cable is governed by a five-member body of commissioners. Each commissioner serves a five-year term unless otherwise specified. Board officers are elected annually each January.

Current Board Members:Dr. Mack Shotts

Mr. Bobby Kasserman

Mr. David Neighbors

Mr. Kelly Wright

Mr. Mark Miller


PLWC Board Meetings

Paragould Light Water & Cable Board meetings are held at the Distribution Center at 1901 Jones Road. Regular meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00AM. The meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live on cable channel 6. 

CABLE TV SELECTION COMMITTEE

Current Committee:Brian Osborn

Lesley Hobbs

Reba Wessell

Mitchell Smith

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION:

**3 Year Terms**

The Parks and Recreation Commission advises the City Council on matters concerning Paragould’s parks and encourages the development of the Paragould Parks and Recreation system. Members are appointed by the City Council to three-year terms.

Current Members:Ron Bellomy

Amy Adams

Jim Bowlin

Lurline Hambrick

Angie McBride

Blaine Nunn

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Community Center, 3404 Linwood Drive. For questions please contact Pat Austin @ 870-239-7530.

PARAGOULD PLANNING COMMISSION:

Members of the Paragould Planning Commission work on planning and development of the city, with special attention to issues such as water and sewage, fire hazard prevention, and promotion of public health. They are appointed to three year terms by the Mayor.

Jake Bland
1833 Linwood Drive(870) 240-1811
Mike Finch, Chairman
311 N. 72 Street(870) 239-5335
Steve Adams
215 N. 23rd Street(870) 236-2066
Debbie Rawls
3203 Porter Drive(870) 476-4000
Brett Bradford
3317 Persimmon Ridge Road(870) 215-2317
Marty Buchman
P.O. Box 430(870) 236-6944
Lance Liddell
207 Bogil Road(870) 212-0554

3 Year Terms
MEETS 1ST THURSDAY NIGHT OF MONTH @ 7 P.M. IN COUNCIL MEETING ROOM AT CITY HALL - 301 W. COURT ST.

Paperwork must be in the hands of the commissioners, code enforcement officers, secretary, and City Clerk Andrea Williams by Friday prior to the meeting on Thursday. All fees must be paid to City Clerk prior to the meeting.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER:

Greg Trout, Building Inspector
301 W. Court Street, Paragould, AR 72450(870) 239-7513
Wayne Weaver, Building Inspector
301 W. Court Street, Paragould, AR 72450
(870) 239-7513