Arkansas Municipal League honors Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh at 85th convention

Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh (center) with Arkansas Municipal League Executive Director Mark Hayes (left) and Clarksville City Clerk/Treasurer Barbara Blackard. / Photo submitted


The Arkansas Municipal League at its 85th convention, held June 12-14 in Little Rock, honored Mayor Rick Elumbaugh with the Marvin L. Vinson Commitment to Excellence Award.

The award is presented to municipal officials who have served with distinction and dedication to their cities and the League’s boards, councils, or committees for 12 years.

The award is named in honor of Vinson, who was mayor of Clarksville from 1983 until his death in 2001 and was League president in 1992-1993.

More than 1,300 city and town leaders from across Arkansas attended the 85th Convention, where they adopted the League’s agenda for the upcoming year.

The Arkansas Municipal League is a service and advocacy organization for the municipalities of Arkansas. The League offers its programs and services to all 500 cities and towns in the state and was created in 1934 to assist cities with information and representation in the public affairs of our state and nation. To find out more, please visit


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