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February 2022 American Rescue Plan Wrap-up

February 18, 2022

The American Rescue Plan committee, made up of the Benton County Quorum Court, has heard from several applicants and has three more meetings scheduled. Benton County has heard from 33 applicants vying for economic recovery assistance as part of the American Rescue Plan. Three more meetings are scheduled throughout the month of February and beginning of March for the remaining applicants to present their proposal to the committee. In August 2021, Benton County requested organizations apply for economic recovery assistance as part of the American Rescue Plan. As part of the American Rescue Plan, Benton County will receive $54 million from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Treasury launched the relief to be allocated to four key areas, one of which is public health and economic recovery. Applicants must provide performance measures and describe the intended successful outcome at the proposal stage. At the evaluation, Quorum Court members...

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Benton County Prepares for Winter Storm

January 31, 2022

Benton County will conduct interviews with the news media ahead of the winter storm and inform the public on the County’s preparations. Weather forecasts are calling for winter weather over the next few days, and the Benton County Emergency Management Agency wants citizens to be prepared.  The National Weather Service in Tulsa is forecasting freezing rain starting Wednesday morning that will gradually turn into sleet and change to snow overnight Thursday. Several inches of snow and significant ice accumulations are predicted from Wednesday through Friday. This snow and ice coupled with temperatures that are expected to stay below freezing can create power outages and hazardous road conditions. Due to this forecast, Benton County is preparing for all outcomes of winter weather. We will host a media availability for interviews at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022. The meeting will be held inside of the Quorum Court room on...

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Benton County Presents Broadband Town Halls

January 28, 2022

In 2021, the Arkansas Legislative Council approved a contract for the Broadband Development Group to create a master plan for broadband development Benton County will host two town hall meetings in the month of February on behalf of the State of Arkansas and the Broadband Development Group. The program will collect firsthand feedback from local residents and businesses about what the state can do to improve high-speed internet access across Benton County. The first town hall meeting will be held at the Gentry Public Library,105 E Main St, inside of the Community Center on February 7, 2022 at 6p. The second meeting will be held at NEBCO, 14639 S Wimpy Jones Rd, Garfield on February 16, 2022 at 6p. How does this impact Benton County? Benton County spent months meeting with providers and trying to better understand the broadband landscape we find ourselves in. Two conclusions were reached: There...

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Benton County Announces Melody Kwok as new Communications Director

January 18, 2022

Benton County Government welcomes Melody Kwok as the new County’s new Communications Director, effective January 18th, 2022.  is taking over the position from Channing Barker who left the County in November, 2021.  Barker was the first to hold the position, which was created by Benton County Judge Barry Moehring in 2017. Melody comes to Benton County after previously working for the Gravette School District as the communications and technology specialist. She also worked for 40/29 News (KHBS/KHOG) as a producer and prior to that as a photographer/editor. In addition to being the County’s primary media liaison, Melody will be responsible for the County’s social media networks, website messaging, urgent and emergency communications, internal communications and constituent outreach including town halls and public events. “We are thrilled to have Melody on board,” said Benton County Judge, Barry Moehring. “She brings a breadth of experience and qualifications and will build on...

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County Clerk Accepting Resumes for Benton County Board of Equalization

April 10, 2020

Three positions are available on the Benton County Board of Equalization. The Benton County Clerk’s office is currently accepting résumés for three positions available on the Benton County Board of Equalization.   The three (3) year terms for these positions begin August 3, 2020 and expire June 5, 2023. Compensation for service is $125 per meeting day attended, plus mileage.  Qualified applicants shall be real estate owners of Benton County for at least one year, familiar with property values in Benton County and be a qualified elector. Letters of application or résumés of all interested and qualified persons should be mailed to the Benton County Clerk at 215 East Central Avenue, Suite 217, Bentonville, AR. 72712 or emailed to on or before April 30th, 2020. The Board of Equalization is a nine (9) member board that meets on a daily basis (8 hours per day) beginning August 3rd, 2020...

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  • Important Locations

    Administration Building

    215 E. Central Ave.
    Bentonville, AR

    County Courthouse

    100 NE A St.
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    Rogers Office

    2111 W Walnut St.
    Rogers, AR 72756

    Public Services Building

    1209 W. Walnut
    Rogers, AR 72756

    County Road Department

    1204 SW 14th Street,
    Suite 6
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    Public Service Building

    1204 SW 14th St.
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    Historic Building

    306 NW 2nd St.
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    Veteran Services

    1204 SW 14th Street,
    Suite 8
    Bentonville, AR 72712