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Posted on: October 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Community Planning Month

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Bentonville, AR… The American Planning Association and its members participate in National Community Planning Month to raise the visibility of the important role of city planners and community planning across the United States. Community Planning Month is held annually in October. This year’s theme is Planning for Infrastructure that Benefits All.  

To celebrate, the City of Bentonville held a poster contest for junior high and high school students. The goal is to provide students the opportunity to visually express the theme of Planning for Infrastructure that Benefits All, which highlights how well-planned infrastructure projects (including roadways, transportation systems, housing, parks, and even broadband networks) strengthen communities, boost the economy, expand opportunity, and promote equitable development.

Planning Commission selected the winning artwork, which was created by Elle Spencer, an eighth grader who attends Fulbright Junior High School. Her art teacher is Jerris Palmer. Elle will be congratulated at the poster unveiling, held before City Council at 5:45 pm on Tuesday, October 22nd. The poster will be displayed on the south side of the Community Development building for one year.  At City Council that evening, Mayor Orman will read a proclamation recognizing October as Community Planning Month in Bentonville. 

 For more information, please contact Danielle Semsrott, Senior Planner at or (479) 271-3122

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