Doug Sprouse is a lifelong resident of Northwest Arkansas. He grew up in Springdale, where he and his family operated a small business for 35 yrs. From 1999-2008, he served on the Springdale School Board, serving as president from 2005 to 2007. In November of 2008, he was elected mayor of the City of Springdale. He was re-elected in 2012 and 2016 without opposition. He has previously served as the Chairman of the Regional Mobility Authority, and currently serves The State of Arkansas on the nine member State Aid Street Committee. He's the immediate past president of the Arkansas Municipal League and continues to serve as a member of the League's Executive Committee. He and his wife, Sandy, have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.