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Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council
Fayetteville residents and businesses assembled in June of 2009 at a summit called Fayetteville Forward and identified areas of action to promote the economic development for Fayetteville. After the summit, 87% of participants stated their interest in continuing to work on the numerous action items. To capture and continue the momentum of citizen empowerment and community-building initiatives, Mayor Lioneld Jordan began the Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council (FFEAC). The Council was established through a Charter from the City of Fayetteville in November 2009.
The make-up of the FFEAC was determined by the key action areas identified by summit participants and was designated as a Fayetteville Forward Action Group. The FFEAC membership positions include action group leaders and one seat for each of the following: the City Administration, the City Council, the Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Arkansas. All have committed to the program and have met monthly as a volunteer-based Council since June 2009.
The City of Fayetteville supports the creation and continuation of the FFEAC as a city volunteer organization that organizes, sponsors, and manages projects, initiatives, and ideas that promote economic development for Fayetteville.
The Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council meets in room 326 of City Hall (113 W. Mountain Street) the third Friday of each month. Meetings of the FFEAC are open, and the public is invited to attend. These meetings are also covered and televised by the City of Fayetteville Government Channel. The FFEAC is staffed by City Community Outreach Coordinator Dede Peters and the Chair of FFEAC is Susan Norton.