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 I Susan Youngblood (870) 236-1063 Expires 12/31/16
Ward II Cathy Hays (870) 239-8727 Expires 12/31/14
Ward III Donna Knight (870) 236-8159 Expires 12/13/15
Ward IV Farrell Gibson (870) 236-7233 Expires 12/31/16

AT LARGE MEMBERS OF COMMISSION:

Bonnie Hamilton  (870) 239-8146 Expires 12/31/16
Vicki Griggs (870) 236-3374 Expires 12/31/14
Dr. James Laird (870) 239-8171 Expires 12/31/15
Jackie Branch (870) 236-2787 Expires 12/31/14
Terry Sessums  (870) 215-1437 Expires 12/31/15

Meets last Thursday of each month - 7 p.m. AMMC Deli. Do 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 Expires 12/31/14
Lynn Ratliff (870) 236-0798 Expires 12/31/16
Andy Ford   Expires 12/13/20
Dr. Mack Shotts   Expires 12/31/18
Tom Graber (870) 239-5440 Expires 12/31/17
Darrell Taylor, Councilman (870) 236-7390  

HOSPITAL COMMISSION:

**5 Year Terms**

The Hospital Commission has the duties and responsibilities of equipping and managing Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Members are appointed by the Mayor to five year terms.

Sue McGowan (870) 239-8273 Expires 12/31/16
Joe Wessell (870) 239-8619 Expires 12/31/14
Randy Aden (870) 236-6986 Expires 12/13/17
Bill Mitchell (870) 236-4878 Expires 12/31/17
Mike Gaskill, Mayor (870) 239-7510  

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 Expires 12/16   
  Mr. Bobby Kasserman Expires 12/20  
  Mr. David Dudley Expires 12/20   
  Mr. Kelly Wright Expires 12/18   
  Mr. Mark Miller Expires 12/16   
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    
  Mitchel 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.

Ron Bellomy Expires 12/17
Amy Adams Expires 12/17
Jim Bowlin Expires 12/15
Lurline Hambrick Expires 12/17
Angie McBride Expires 12/15
Blaine Nunn Expires 12/15

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 P.O. Box 237 (870) 240-1811 Expires 12/31/17
Mike Finch 311 N. 72 Street (870) 239-5335 Expires 12/31/18
Steve Adams 215 N. 23rd Street (870) 236-2066 Expires 12/31/18
Debbie Rawls 3203 Porter Drive (870) 236-3476 Expires 12/31/16
Ronnie Brengard 609 W. Popular Street (870) 239-9955 or (870) 239-9502 Expires 12/31/16
Marty Buchman P.O. Box 430 (870) 236-6944 Expires 12/31/17
Lance Liddell 2801 Buckingham Drive (870) 236-9391 Expires 12/31/17

SECRETARY:

Jackie Jarrett 301 W. Court Street, Paragould AR. 72450 (870) 239-7513

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER:

J.D. Stephenson, Building Inspector 301 W. Court Street, Paragould AR. 72450 (870) 239-7513
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.