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The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

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Visit Ark City Board of Directors

The Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors that generally meets at noon on the second Thursday of each month.

Meetings are held at the Visit Ark City office at 106 S. Summit St. in downtown Arkansas City or the Chaplin Nature Center visitors center, located west of Arkansas City at 27814 27th Drive.

Three members of the Board of Directors represent the hotel and motel industry or area tourist attractions, while three more are citizens appointed at large.

All six members are appointed by the mayor with the consent of the City Commission. The seventh voting member is one of the five city commissioners, who is reappointed annually.

The current membership of the CVB Board of Directors is:

  • Chairman — Arty Hicks (at large; serves until Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Vice Chair  Liz Shepard (at large; serves until Jan. 1, 2021)
  • Secretary  Shawn Silliman (Chaplin Nature Center, representing tourism; serves until Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Treasurer  Carlla Pike (at large; serves until Jan. 1, 2022)
  • Member  Dena Ward (representing tourism; serves until Jan. 1, 2022)
  • Member  Sara Williams (Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn, representing hotels; serves until Jan. 1, 2021)
  • Commissioner  Commissioner Duane Oestmann (serves until Jan. 8, 2019)