Office of the Mayor

Mayor Lioneld Jordan is serving his second term as Mayor of the City of Fayetteville. He was first elected as Mayor in November of 2008, and then re-elected in November of 2012. Mayor Jordan’s priority projects include advancing the City's infrastructure, creating a walkable city, building a comprehensive economic development program focused on jobs with living wages, providing open government that encourages citizen participation, effectively managing the City budget and enhancing the quality of life in Fayetteville by supporting cultural vibrancy, sustainable development, environmental protection, affordable housing, alternative transportation, and affordable and accessible broadband for all citizens and businesses.

The City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, has the fastest growing population in Arkansas, is one of the best places to live in the country, has established itself as a community with a desirable quality of life and a strong mix of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Mayor Jordan invites visitors to the website to review our economic development planning pages and explore why “Fayetteville First” is becoming a way of life for our City and citizens.

Duties - Office of the Mayor

The Mayor is the elected Chief Executive Officer for the City of Fayetteville and is the presiding officer for the City Council. As Chief Executive Officer of the City, the Mayor has a statutory duty to oversee the enforcement of City policies, ordinances, administrative rules, and State laws, as well as direct City offices and employees to discharge their duties.

The Mayor operates within State statutes and City Ordinances to provide community leadership. The Mayor accomplishes this task by providing and maintaining an open door forum for residents, business interests, and other interested parties to discuss City policy, concerns, and requests.

The Mayor is responsible for submitting an annual budget to City Council appropriating funds for government operations. The Mayor administers the annual work program approved by City Council through 7 departments:

The Office of the Mayor must create a balance of City services, recognizing the changing needs of the community and the desires of the citizens while maintaining financial stability. The Mayor is elected during the presidential election for a 4-year term and can serve an unlimited number of terms.