Mayor's Office

Ernie Penn


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the City of Farmington. We are located 5 miles west of the University of Arkansas campus in scenic Northwest Arkansas. If you enjoy country living with urban conveniences then Farmington is the place to live. Our city has experienced tremendous growth in the last decade. Our current population of 5974 represents a growth of over 100% since the year 2000.

The City of Farmington has a Mayor – City Council form of government. The 8 council seats are elected from 4 wards within the city; with 2 representatives from each ward. A eight member planning commission oversees the development process for our city.

In 2003 the City Administration offices, Police Department and Fire Department moved into a new state of the art facility located at 354 West Main. Some of the amenities we offer are a Senior Center, an award winning City Park and the county’s newest Library.

In 2005 a new city Library was established and is located in our old city hall building. A tireless group of volunteers lead by Betty Hummel remodeled our old city hall building and turned it into a wonderful library. In 2014 the Library moved to a larger facility at 175 Cimarron Place. The Library offers a variety of service’s including a children’s story hour, a summer reading program as well as internet access for patrons.

In 2002 Creekside Park was established, under the leadership of Alderman Kelly Thomas, and it was named New Facility of the Year in 2003 by the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association. Creekside Park offers a large Playground, Covered Pavilion, ½ mile scenic walking trail, basketball courts, restrooms and picnic areas in a beautiful creekside setting.

Freedom Fest is a city/community celebration during the 4th of July Holiday that brings our community together for a magnificent fireworks displays that is second to none in the area.

The Farmington School system is an excellent and rapidly growing school district with several expansion projects underway: a new elementary school was completed in 2008 and land was recently purchased by the school for the future site of a new high school.

Farmington residents will find a wide variety of churches for worship opportunities and ministry services such as child care, youth group and family activities.

Farmington has a good mix of available housing in a price range that would be suitable for 1st time homeowners up to executive homes with large lots in the $450k price range.

I think you will find the City of Farmington is served by an outstanding group of employees who take great pride in their city and serving the citizens. Come visit us in Farmington and enjoy our great community and meet the friendly folks who call Farmington home.

Best Regards,
Ernie L. Penn, Mayor

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Ernie Penn

354 W. Main
Farmington, AR 72730
Phone: 479-267-3865
Fax: 479-267-3805