Welcome to the City of West Fork, Arkansas 

West Fork, nestled in the Ozark Mountains, is ten miles south of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas, and a half-hour drive to the home offices of Wal- Mart and Tyson.  West Fork is nearby to popular destinations such as the Crystal Bridges Museum, Beaver Lake, Devil's Den State Park with hiking and biking trails, and the War Eagle Mill Arts and Crafts Fair.   West Fork was founded in the 1880s on the banks of the West Fork of the White River.  Founded by the timber industry, milling, and railroad commerce, our historic homes, parks, library, Farmers Market and community events preserve a small town feel in an area of rapid growth with a diverse and an expanding economy.  Our beautiful Ozark Mountain scenery, mild four seasons, one of the best school districts in Arkansas, and opportunities for employment, recreation and higher education, make West Fork "Where the Best Begins".
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For more information about the City of West Fork, call City Hall during normal business hours at 479-839-2342.

Mayor’s Message

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Mayor’s Message As 2017 comes to a close, I would like to wish all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2017 has been a year of growth and change for West Fork and I would like to highlight just a few of our accomplishments. Our city Reserve Fund grew by roughly $250,000 this year thanks to the budget management of our Department Heads and increased sales tax revenue, we issued 10 new home building permits, and the construction of our new City offices are well underway at the old Arvest Bank building. We completed our sewer rehab project that included an entire rebuild of the West Fork Acres infrastructure as well as a new street overlay in that neighborhood. The sidewalk project on McKnight Street is complete, filling in the sidewalk gap between Smith Street and Bloyd Street that had existed for decades. In addition, we have secured a major grant for sidewalk installation on Main Street and Robinson Avenue to begin in 2018. An improvement that affected all West Fork citizens was the change in trash services and the addition of curb side recycling, with this we have also extended the hours of operation at the West Fork recycling center. I hope everyone has noticed our Welcome to West Fork sign at the I-49 overpass, we will soon add some landscaping and lighting to complete that project. Our Police Department under the leadership of Chief Nelson now provides 24/7 police patrol, added a nightly security check for our businesses, worked with the Parks Department to step up summer park security, and with the help of our local businesses increased Drunk Driving Awareness. Some less exciting but very important news includes working to update our city codes and ordinances as well as implementing new policies and procedures to increase city efficiency. I would like to thank the awesome employees and volunteers who work so diligently for the betterment of our city and without whom these accomplishments would not be possible. We have many projects planned for 2018 and I hope you will get involved with our local government planning. Thank you for allowing me the privilege to serve as your Mayor. Heith Caudle