Fayetteville Forward Action Groups

The issues illuminated at the 2009 Fayetteville Forward summit were developed into 11 Action Groups. A representative from each Action Group is part of the Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council (FFEAC). Each group was designed to meet particular goals, some groups that have met all their goals might not be currently active, but there is a process through the FFEAC to organize or restart an Action Group.

Action Groups meet monthly or quarterly. The FFEAC meets quarterly at City Hall.

Creative Economy

If you are interested in increasing economic opportunities for creative individuals or groups in arts, design, performance, music, crafts, or other creative endeavors in Fayetteville, the Creative Economy Action Group provides an opportunity for you to shape public policies and to help enhance Fayetteville’s creative economy.

Contact: Katherine Barnhart  |  Facebook

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Economic Incentives & Job Growth

This Action Group is designed to generate ideas and develop policies and programs focused on attracting new industries and expanding local businesses that provide jobs in our community and developing ideas and plans for business districts or business associations that facilitate economic incentives and job growth in Fayetteville.

Contact: Dede Peters
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Green Economy

If you are interested in promoting an innovative, sustainable approach to alternative energy and conservation, enhancing the adoption of sustainable best management practices and commercial development of green technologies in Fayetteville, the Green Economy Action Group would be a good fit for you.

Contact: Green Economy Email  |  Facebook
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Healthcare

This Action Group focuses on the enhancement of Fayetteville as the center for healthcare facilities, health education, and healthcare job growth in Northwest Arkansas.

Contact: Dede Peters
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Heritage & Historic Resources

This Action Group focuses on the economic and cultural benefits of identifying, protecting, and promoting the rich historic and heritage resources that create Fayetteville's unique spirit of place.

Contact: Kate Johnson  |  Facebook
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Inclusion

The mission of the Fayetteville Forward Inclusion Group is to raise awareness and facilitate opportunities for growing Fayetteville as an inclusive and compassionate community. If you are interested in building a community that experiences the successes, riches, benefits, and opportunities of inclusion, this action group is for you.

The Inclusion Action Group currently focuses on Compassion Fayetteville:

COMPASSION FAYETEVILLE
Compassion Fayetteville is an initiative developed by a group of citizens who volunteer their time to increase awareness, encourage, and promote a culture of compassion through identifying, supporting and initiating new compassionate actions in Fayetteville.
   Mission: is to advocate compassion in our community to enhance the quality of life for all.
   Vision: is to cultivate compassion in our community, our world and ourselves.
   Our Values: CARES - Connection, Awareness, Respect, Empathy, Service

Fayetteville is one of over 62 cities around the world to earn designation as a Compassionate City by the International Campaign for Compassionate Communities, a worldwide network founded and inspired by the Charter for Compassion, a document that transcends religious, ideological, and cultural differences. All individuals, groups, and organizations are welcome to participate.

Compassion Fayetteville is a cooperative effort. If you are interested in building a community that experiences the successes, riches, benefits, and opportunities of inclusion and diversity, you are welcome to join us. 

Contact: Dian Williams  |  Facebook
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Land Use & Green Infrastructure

The mission of the Fayetteville Forward Inclusion Group is to raise awareness and facilitate opportunities for growing Fayetteville as an inclusive and compassionate community. If you are interested in building a community that experiences the successes, riches, benefits, and opportunities of inclusion, this action is for you.

Contact: Dede Peters
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Local Foods

If you would like to participate in moving Fayetteville forward on ideas and projects that grow our local foods economy, enhance food security, and improve community nutrition, you may wish to join the many community volunteers and stakeholders in Fayetteville who are building a vibrant local foods economy through this Action Group. 

The Local Foods Action Group partners with other organizations to produce a biennial Northwest Arkansas Local Food Guide.

Contact: Teresa Maurer
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Public Education

If you have a passion for higher education or the Fayetteville school system and ways that you can contribute to Fayetteville’s public education system, this Action Group provides a good outlet for participating in the growth of Fayetteville’s public education economy.

Contact: Susan Norton
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Transportation

If your passion lies in enhancing Fayetteville’s transportation infrastructure, walkable community, bicycle friendly community, or reliable mass transit infrastructure, this Action Group offers you the ability to develop and support appropriate transportation opportunities in and for Fayetteville.

Contact: Dede Peters
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Workforce

If your passion is developing a stronger Fayetteville for employment training, adult education, increasing partnerships that work together to build Fayetteville’s workforce, and workforce initiatives, this Action Group may be of interest to provide you the ability to contribute to the strengthening of Fayetteville’s workforce opportunities and initiatives.

Contact: Dede Peters
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