A & P Commission
The Advertising and Promotion (A & P) Commission was established in 1991. The purpose of the Commission is to manage the advertising and promotions fund supported by the tax levy on accommodations, which is a 2% tax on the gross proceeds from rental accommodations (this is commonly known as a "hotel tax"). The fund is used to encourage tourism to Springdale, including the management of Explore Springdale.
Apply for Funding
The Springdale A & P Commission provides funding to select groups and organizations for the purpose of stimulating economic development through local events. If your organization is planning to host an event in Springdale that will encourage visitors to eat, shop, sleep or explore Springdale, you may be eligible for funding.
For more information about A & P funding or to inquire about applying for funding for 2018, please contact the Springdale Chamber of Commerce at (479) 872-2222 or email email@example.com.
Click here for more information about Explore Springdale.
Of the seven members on the Commission, two must be members of City Council and one must be from the public at large. The remaining four members must be owners or managers of businesses in the tourism industry, three of which must be owners or managers of hotels, motels, or restaurants.
Tourism industry members are appointed by the Commission and confirmed by City Council. They serve four-year terms. City Council members serve two-year terms on the Commission and are selected by City Council.
If you would like to apply to serve on this board, please complete an application. Applicants must be registered to vote in Springdale. If there is not currently an opening on this board, please feel free to submit an application, and you will be notified once a position becomes available.
How to Apply
You can complete and submit the application online, or applications may be mailed to the Mayor's office (Attn: Rose Lawrence), submitted by hand at the Mayor's Office, or emailed.
If you have any questions, please call the Mayor's Office.