24th Annual Recommitment Banquet

Monday, January 20, 2020

Fayetteville Town Center

15 West Mountain ~ Fayetteville, AR

7:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker 

Mr. George McGill
Mayor - City of Fort Smith, AR

George McGill is a retired small business owner.  He is the first African American to run for the office of Mayor of Ft. Smith and was elected as the Mayor of Ft. Smith, AR in August of 2018.  He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1964. He then went on to pursue a BS in Education and an MBA from the University of AR Fayetteville. He served in the US Army in the area of Field Artillery Fire Direction.  


His legislative service consists of being a member in the AR House of Representatives, serving District 78, Legislative Rules Committee, AR Legislative Council, AR Hunger Relief Legislative Member, AR Veterans Home Task Force, and State and Public-School Life and Health Insurance Program Legislative Task Force.  


Mayor McGill has been a servant in his community for many years.  He has been the past Chairman of the Ft Smith Planning Commission and AR Contractors Licensing Board, and Former Commissioner for the AR Prevailing Wage Commission.  He serves as a Deacon at King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church, Co-Founder of the Yvonne Keaton-Martin Scholarship program at the University of Arkansas, Member of the Ft Smith Heritage Foundation, and Football Coach at Stephens Boys & Girls Club.  


For his diligent work in the community and legislation, Mayor McGill has received numerous awards and recognition such as: U of A Fayetteville School of Business Trailblazer Award, Spirit of Frontier Award from the City of Ft. Smith, and the National Guard Association of AR Joseph T. Robinson Award.  The Mayor was voted Best of the Best Elected Officials by Times Record subscribers in 2018.  



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