Because these Commissions were set up pursuant to state law, they are not part of the City, rather, they are autonomous. Each answers to its Board of Commissioners that must govern according to state and, when applicable, federal laws. For more information, to request records, or apply for open positions on the commissions, contact the commission directly.
Advertising & Promotion Commission This seven-member commission administers the collection and expenditure of the city's 3% tax on prepared food and lodging for the purpose of promoting Hot Springs. The commission also operates the Convention Center and Downtown Visitors Center.
The administrative offices of the commission's CEO and staff are located in the Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Boulevard, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901. H.S.C. §5-2-1 contains a complete description of the commission's duties and responsibilities, as well as qualifications for membership.
To be determined; please call 501-321-2277 for meeting information
Housing Authority of Hot Springs
The Hot Springs Housing Authority, established in 1960, is a public body authorized by the Housing Authorities Act of the State of Arkansas and United States Housing Act. The Housing Authority is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and operated in accordance with HUD’s regulations and guidelines.
A 5-member Board of Commissioners nominated by the Board of Commissions and approved by the City of Hot Springs Board of Directors governs the Authority in accordance with state and federal laws. The Executive Director of the Hot Springs Housing Authority maintains a staff and administrative office separate from other City and County Offices.
LaTaschya Harris Barnett, Term to Expire on 9/9/2024