CAPC still waiting to fill open position

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission still has an open seat.

After a short debate May 10, the commission agreed to wait on appointing someone to Position 7. Commissioner Terry McClung recalled hearing from many applicants on April 12, saying he was happy with how many people applied.

“It was an immense number. I really appreciate all the input from the community,” McClung said. “It’s great. It’s not very often we get this many people who want to sit on a commission.”

Since that meeting, McClung said, the commission received another application from Debbie Davis. Davis is a former school employee and serves on the Eureka Springs School Board. Commissioner Susan Harman nominated Carol Wright, who has worked in fundraising for numerous arts organizations over the years, and commissioner Bobbie Foster seconded the nomination.

Commissioner Dustin Duling nominated former Eureka Springs mayor Beau Satori, but no one seconded the nomination. Commissioner David Mitchell nominated Davis, and Harman seconded it.

The commission took a paper vote, with two votes for Wright, one vote for Davis and an abstention. The commission voted twice more to break the tie, but the vote stayed the same. McClung said the commission would wait until its next meeting and vote again.

CAPC director Mike Maloney said the commission was at a stalemate and encouraged the commissioners to fill the position at the next opportunity.

“You can’t take this much further than this. It’s not fair to the applicants,” Maloney said.

He added that applications are still open for the position. The position is open to any Carroll County resident over 18. The application form is available online at or can be obtained by visiting the CAPC offices at 121 E. Van Buren, Suite 3 B in Eureka Springs.

Applications can be sent to Director@EurekaSprings.Org or P.O. Box 522 in Eureka Springs.

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