About Your Government
The City of Springdale is a city of the first class and is organized as a Mayor/Council form of government. This form closely parallels federal, state, and county government with an elected legislature and a separately elected chief executive. All City elections are nonpartisan.
The Mayor serves a four-year term with no term limit. The elected Mayor is designated as the head of the City government and is responsible for implementing policy formulated by the Council and managing City operations. The Mayor is also an ex-officio member of the City Council, and can bring items forward for a vote at City Council. He or she can also vote at City Council meetings, in some cases. The Mayor can vote when there is a tie, he or she can be the fifth vote to pass a resolution or ordinance, and he or she can become a voting member of the Council in order to establish a quorum.
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The City Council is the City's legislative body and consists of eight council members serving four-year terms with no term limits. Two council members are elected in each of Springdale's four wards by city voters and are directly responsible to the people. Every two years, four City Council seats (one from each ward) are up for election citywide.
The Council sets policy by passing ordinances and resolutions, determines programs, services and their priorities, and approves the City budget.
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Other elected officials
In addition to City Council and Mayor, there are three other elected officials in Springdale City government: City Attorney, City Clerk and the State District Court Judge.
County and State Government
Springdale is located in Benton and Washington counties in the state of Arkansas. Springdale residents can vote in Springdale elections, Benton or Washington County elections (depending on county residency), statewide and federal elections and Springdale School Board elections.Washington County
State of Arkansas