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Conway awarded grant to extend trail network

The Office of the Mayor has been awarded a matching Recreational Trails Program grant from the Arkansas Department of Transportation to lengthen Stone Dam Creek Trail. Currently, the 2,200-foot trail begins at the Dave Ward Drive pedestrian overpass and e...

Give blood, get a free entry to Museum of Discovery

Arkansas Blood Institute is urging all healthy adults, ages 16 and up, to take only about an hour of their time to give blood at the Central Fire Station on Caldwell Avenue from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. As an added incentive, Museum of Discovery is teamin...

City of Conway hires new planning director

The City of Conway has named James Walden as the new Director of Planning and Development. He replaces long-time director Bryan Patrick who retired December 31.

City of Conway Launches New, Streamlined Website

After months of development, design, and testing, the City of Conway has launched a much-anticipated new website for city services. The city's old domain – cityofconway.org – redirects to the new web address: conwayarkansas.gov. Building a streamlined we...

​Mayor presents 2019 Budget

Mayor Bart Castleberry presented the 2019 budget to the Conway City Council Tuesday evening. The budget was approved by a unanimous vote. The City of Conway will ring in the new year with a balanced budget that provides a 2-percent cost of living adjustme...

Street & Engineering Department Restructured and Renamed

The Conway Street and Engineering Department will be restructured and has been renamed the Conway Transportation Department. Under the direction of Mayor Bart Castleberry, the restructured transportation department will now be tasked with addressing the c...

ArDOT public meeting scheduled for Thursday

The Arkansas Department of Transportation is conducting a connection improvement study to determine the need for and feasibility of an improved connection between Highway 64 and Highway 65 in northeast Conway. There will be a public meeting from 4:00 to...

City of Conway Announces Bulky Item Collection to Begin in New Year

The City of Conway will be ringing in the new year with the addition of residential bulky item collection, provided by the Conway Department of Sanitation. This much anticipated service will be at no additional charge to the resident. “City Hall is very v...

Open Checkbook recognized for award

The City of Conway has been recognized as an honorable mention for the Digital Pioneer Award for its work on Open Checkbook. The awards this year recognized the achievements of Arkansas government offices at the local level that have used technology to dri...

Annual Boards & Commissions Openings

October 1 - October 31, 2018 The City of Conway is accepting nominations for the Annual Boards & Commissions. Planning Commission, Historic District Commission, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, Oak Grove Cemetery Board, Robinson Cemetery Board,...

Conway Fire Department earns highest ISO rating

CFD one of 241 departments nationwide The Conway Fire Department joined an elite class of public safety services after receiving the top insurance rating for fire agencies, an accomplishment Fire Chief Mike Winter said is the result of department-wide and...

Conway launches employee assistance program

Starting June 1, the City of Conway will provide an employee assistance program to all city employees. This program will offer a confidential service designed to help employees and their families with personal and/or work-related problems. With the anno...

City of Conway launches open checkbook

The checkbook displays date, vendor name, amount of payment, and the source of funding. Mayor Bart Castleberry announced this week the launch of an Open Checkbook for the City of Conway. "We want to be transparent to the public about how their tax dol...

City of Conway, DHTC Development, and Salter Construction Inc. to break ground on affordable housing

On Wednesday, May 23 at 1:30 p.m. a groundbreaking ceremony will take place for the City of Conway’s newest addition of affordable housing in the historic Pine Street Neighborhood. The groundbreaking will take place at the property located at the corner...

City of Conway launches Adopt-A-Street program

Participants will be publicly acknowledged with roadside signage similar to signs commonly seen alongside state highways The City of Conway has launched an Adopt-A-Street program in an effort to combat roadside litter throughout the city. The Adopt-A-Stree...

Conway Municipal Airport upgrades AWOS

Local weather data is now distributed to a greater number of places The Conway Municipal Airport has upgraded its Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) from Level 2 to Level 3. The upgrade was made possible by adding a ceilometer, a device for measur...

City of Conway taking steps to ensure fun at ball parks

Moving forward, the Conway Parks and Recreation Department will have a zero tolerance policy for disruptive behavior Mayor Bart Castleberry has asked the Conway Police Department to increase their presence during league games at Conway Station Park and C...

Public Comment: Master Street Plan Amendment Ordinance

May 22, 2018 City Council Meeting The public is invited to comment on the proposed Master Street Plan Amendment Ordinance. If you have any questions or comments please email Finley Vinson, Street Engineer @ finley.vinson@cityofconway.org or Mayor Bart Cast...

​Hydraulic efficiency improvements underway along Tucker Creek Trail

Work started at Hogan Ln and will continue moving North throughout the Summer In an effort to decrease the rate of upstream flooding, work crews for the City of Conway are removing large hindrances to channel flow. Work started at Hogan Ln and will continu...

Groundbreaking set for splash pad

The City of Conway will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the splash pad at Laurel Park on Friday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. The event will be free and open to the public. The 5,500 square foot splash pad is scheduled to be completed this Summer. It will be f...

Toad Suck Daze 2018

Toad Suck Daze officially starts on Friday, May 4th @ 11am in Downtown Conway. This three-day, family friendly festival will have live music, carnival rides, great food, arts and crafts, toad races, and much more over the weekend. City Hall, District Court...

City Council - Ward 4 Meeting

City Council Ward 4 Alderwoman Shelia Isby and Alderman Theodore Jones, Jr. would like to invite you to attend the a Ward 4 Meeting on May 1st, 2018. There will be a broad range of topics for this meeting, including the upcoming projects and street improve...

Community Block Grant Program Announces the 2018 Funding Cycle

Applications regarding the City of Conway’s Community Development Block Grant funding cycle for 2018 are available to the public at City Hall (1201 Oak Street) and through the Community Development (CDBG) webpage. The goals of the Community Development Dep...

Splash pad coming to Laurel Park this Summer

Will be located on the playground side of Laurel Park near Robinson Ave Laurel Park will soon be home to a 5,485 square foot splash pad. The splash pad will have 14 above ground features and 25 ground sprays. It will include age-based play areas with age a...

ARDOT, Conway Launch New Resource for Winter Weather Conditions

Fox 16 features Conway's new real time road conditions website and App. Conway is the first city in Arkansas to partner with the state highway department on its I Drive Arkansas website. With this new app, you can click on your routes and a dialog box will...

Central Landing Update

The City of Conway has officially closed on the old airport property (Central Landing project). Read this recent article on what's to come for this project. http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/119947/gam...

FY2018 Proposed Budget

Attached is the proposed fiscal year 2018 budget for the City of Conway. City Council will vote on this budget at the next regularly schedule meeting on December 12, 2017 @ 6:30pm. FY2018 City of Conway Budget

City Council Holiday Schedule

December 5, 2017 - Committee Meeting - City Hall Downstairs Conference Room @ 6:30pm Discussion: FY2018 Budget December 12, 2017 - Regularly scheduled city council meeting starting at 6:30pm - District Court December 26, 2017 - City Council meeting has bee...

Annual Boards & Commissions Openings

October 1 - October 31, 2017 The City of Conway is accepting nominations for the Annual Boards & Commissions. Planning Commission, Historic District Commission, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, Oak Grove Cemetery Board & the Public Art Board...

Sales Tax Election Public Hearing Dates & Potential Project List

The City of Conway will hold a special election on November 14th, 2017 to ask for a levy of three-eighths of one percent (0.375%) general citywide sales and use tax to pay the costs of critical improvements to streets within the City. The sales and use tax...