Airport Advisory Board



The Bentonville Municipal (KVBT) airport runway is scheduled to be closed from May 1 through June 10, 2023, for widening and grooving.  This will allow for our runway to be widened to 75 feet and will improve safety for landing and taking off for all aircraft. Rain days will not count against their construction days, so the day closure could be longer.  A night closure will happen for an additional 30 days following the widening.

The FBO has informed that the flight school and club will operate from KROG during the closure, and the retail space, club lounge, and LOUISE restaurant at the Fieldhouse will remain open during this time.  They will also provide full service for rotorcraft of all types throughout the closure.



The Airport Advisory Board meets on the first Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted in Announcements.  Check back often as dates could change.  

The next regular Airport Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 2023 @ 3:00 pm. The meeting will be held via Zoom Webinar, and in person at City Hall - Planning Commission Chambers, 305 SW "A" Street.   If you have any questions, please contact Beverly Shepherd, Administrative Assistant, at, or by phone at (479) 271-3131.

You may register early at the link below:

Airport Board Members

Name     Phone Term Expires Ex-Officio  
Richard Ham
09-30-2024 No  
Mark Slaughter
    (817)946-4991 10-5-2023 No  
Mike Frost

10-05-2023 No  
Brian Baldwin - Chairman

09-20-2024 No  
Dennis Cherry     (479)790-4972
9-27-2022 No  
Chris Sooter     (479)366-1551

12-31- 2024 Yes  
  1. Richard Ham

  2. Mark Slaughter

    Vice Chairman

  3. Mike Frost

  4. Dennis Cherry

  5. Brian Baldwin

  6. Chris Sooter

    Ward 2 Position 2 Council Member


This board meets in committees, including:

  • Policy Committee
  • Public Relations Committee
  • Safety Committee

Airport Advisory Board Information

For any questions, Email: Beverly Shepherd or call at 479-271-3131.