Note: This article is part of the Fall 2017 Springdale Newsletter. To check out the full newsletter, please click here.
Spirit Award Q4 Adult Winner: Mike McFarland
For those who are involved with the Springdale community, either through the school system, civic organizations, City government, or local business, then you know Mike McFarland. Mike is currently the co-owner of Modern Fence in Springdale, but he previously worked in banking for 39 and a half years before retiring. During his time in banking, he recognized the importance of community service.
“In banking, [serving the community] was one of my responsibilities because as the community grows and does well, so does the banking business,” said Mike. “Now I’m in the fence business and it’s the same deal. It’s all about building better jobs, better careers, and just better general conditions for all of our people.”
Mike served a term on the Springdale Advertising and Promotion Commission, and now serves on the NWA Regional Airport Board of Directors representing Springdale. He is also a member of Springdale Rotary, and he previously served on the Ozark Guidance Board of Directors for six years.
“I am so proud of what’s been doing on (in Springdale),” said Mike. “I think we are on the precipices of having unbelievable things happen in Springdale.”
Mike moved to Springdale 15 years ago and he has spent his time here working for the community.
“He was the first president of the [Springdale Public Schools] Education Foundation and was instrumental in promoting and building the Foundation’s core,” wrote his wife, Kimberly. “He has volunteered at Jones Elementary reading to students and participating in the Christmas giveaway.”
We sincerely thank Mike for his dedication to Springdale, and this award is well deserved.
Submit a Nomination
Each quarter, the mayor selects one adult and one student winner. If you would like to submit a nomination for consideration in quarter one 2018, please click here
for more information and to access the application. The deadline to submit a nomination for quarter one is Dec. 8. If your nominee is not chosen, they will remain in the pool of applicants for up to one year.