The Advertising and Promotion Commission is authorized to administer and oversee funds received
from the three percent Fort Smith lodging tax and is comprised of seven (7) members as follows
according to Ark. Code Ann 26-75-605:
Four members of the commission shall be owners or managers of businesses in the tourism industry
and shall reside in either Fort Smith or within Sebastian County. At least three (3) of these
four (4) members shall be owners or managers of hotels, motels or restaurants and all of them
shall staggered terms of four (4) years. Two (2) members of the commission shall be members of
the governing body of the City of Fort Smith and selected by the governing body and shall serve
at the will of the governing body. One (1) member of the Commission shall be from the public
at large who shall reside within Fort Smith or Sebastian County and shall serve for a term of
four (4) years. Any vacancy in the four (4) tourism industry positions or the one (1) at large
position shall be filled by appointment made by the remaining members of the commission, with the
approval of the Fort Smith Board of Directors.
Meetings are monthly as called and are held at the Fort Smith Visitor Center, 2 North B Street,
unless otherwise stated in meeting announcements.