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story.lead_photo.caption Submitted Photo Gravette city council member Jeff Davis announced he is running for another term after being appointed to his position on the council in January.

GRAVETTE -- Gravette city council member Jeff A. Davis announced he is seeking another term after having been appointed to fill the Ward 1, Position 2, vacancy on the council in January.

Davis, who previously served as secretary of the Gravette Planning Commission, understands Gravette's potential for growth and the need for responsible planning in zoning, infrastructure, parks and recreation and city services. Davis said he will continue to support Gravette's growth while maintaining fiscal responsibility. This includes carefully assessing the value or ramifications of acquiring the water system in the Hiwasse community.

"I am extremely proud of our fire and ambulance service and our hospital," Davis said. "They are great assets to our community and will continue to play vital roles in our growth. As we face the possibility of county-contracted ambulance service, we must make sure that our actions protect the high level of service we already enjoy. We must also consider any possible effect the county's proposal may have on our local hospital."

Davis has a bachelor's degree in industrial arts education from San Francisco State College and taught in the San Francisco public schools before moving to Arkansas and western Benton County nearly 45 years ago. He worked for the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District before his 30-year career at Walmart. Now retired, he is extremely active in his local Lions Club, having served two terms as president, and currently serves the Lions as second vice district governor.

"I enjoy serving my community through the Lions Club and as a member of city council," Davis said. "I look forward to continuing both."

Davis can also be heard playing banjo and washboard with the Old Town String Band at events around town.

General News on 08/08/2018

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