A & P Commission

The Advertising and Promotion Commission is made up of seven commissioners. Two from the hotel industry, two from the restaurant industry, two city council members, and one at large position. 

The A & P Commission is the governing body of Visit Bentonville. Commissioners must live in Bentonville, be an eligible voter in Bentonville, and also meet one of the seven criteria for a commissioners position, i.e. hotelier, restauranteaur, city council member, or at large-general business person. The seven commissioners meet every fourth Thursday of the month and review financials including tax collections and delinquent accounts, Visit Bentonville operations, and tourism funding requests when applicable. 

Below are the current A & P Commissioners:

TITLE             NAME                 REPRESENTS                                  TERM

Chairman       Chris Sooter       City Council                                        N/A          

V. Chairman  Todd Darouse     Honey Baked Ham  

Treasurer       James Smith      City Council   

                       Lee Culpepper   At Large                                           

                       Amanda Webb   Comfort Suites

                      Josh Morey         Four Points by Sheraton                        

*City Council terms, which are appointed by the Mayor are until the member quits, fails to execute duties or the Mayor has them removed.
**Terms end December of stated year.

Commissioner Application for lodging or prepared food representatives
Commissioner Application for At-Large representative

If you have questions regarding the Advertising & Promotion Commission, please contact:

Kalene Griffith


Email: Kalene@VisitBentonville.com