Mayor Lioneld Jordan this week nominated Ward 3 Alderman Bobby Ferrell to replace him on the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission through the end of the year.
“I’ve got so much going on right now and many things coming up including a very important downtown parking deck project that I want to be on top of,” Jordan said on Friday. “I want to be sure that there’s a real good job being done, so I think I need to put someone on there that can devote more time to the commission.”
The seven-member commission is comprised of two elected city officials (City Council members or the mayor), four owners or managers of businesses in the tourism industry (at least three from hotels, motels, or restaurants) and one person from the public at-large.
Jordan said he’d likely appoint another council member once Ferrell’s term is complete in December. Ferrell announced earlier this month he won’t run for re-election after serving eight years as an alderman in Ward 3. “For now, I think Bobby will do a great job,” said Jordan.
If approved by the City Council on July 3, Ferrell would join fellow Ward 3 Alderman Justin Tennant, Cafe Rue Orleans owner Maudie Schmitt, Ella’s Restaurant chef William Lyle, Dickson Street Inn manager Hannah Mills, Jammin Java owner Brandon Karn and Bob Davis from Eason Insurance.
Regular meetings of the commission are held the second Monday of each month at 2 p.m. inside the Fayetteville Town Center.