The Board shall consist of 5 Elected Board members: Chairman, Vice I, Vice II, Vice III, and Vice IV elected for a 5 year term and they will move up each year until they reach Chairman, having been a member or representative of a member for one (1) year prior to the election. The rest of the Board will consist of 4 members elected for a one year term, making a total of 9 members and 5 other Ex Officio members, Mayor, County Judge, Superintendent of Dardanelle Schools and Arkansas Tech University Representative and these five members may be appointed by them. If these offices do not wish to send a Representative, they can be appointed by Chairman, except for Ex Officio Chairman. Each year the Election will be as follows, the membership will elect Vice IV for 5 year term and 4 one year term individuals. If one of the Vice Chairs resign during the year there would be a place on the ballot for whatever position, Vice II or Vice III, to be elected to finish term. The Treasurer can be a board member but does not have to be, but the Treasurer should have full privileges for a board member voting etc. See Article IV Section Four.
The following shall, by virtue of the office occupied, be ex-officio members of the Board of Directors:
The Chairman may, with the consent of the Board of Directors, appoint up to five (5) Dardanelle Area Chamber of Commerce members to a one- (1) year term as Associate Directors. All Associate Directors shall have full Board of Directors privileges during their term.
Dusty Bunting Chairman
Kathy Haston-Hulsey Vice I
Mark Thone Vice II
Celia Carter Vice III
Vickie Kneeland IV
Nancy Moore Treasurer
Voted in by the Members
Elida Ayala Aparicio
Appointed by the Chairman
Jeff Gilkey, Yell County Judge
Jimmy Witt, Mayor of Dardanelle
Dr. Dana Tribble, Arkansas Tech University
Dr. Mark Gotcher, Dardanelle Public Schools
Josh Buchanan, 2023 Chairman
Dardanelle EAST Lab students Nick and Dakota wanted to research the history of Dardanelle and as a result, this video was created. Wish to thank the late Bob Bata and Former Mayor Carolyn McGee for their assistance in making the video possible
The Dardanelle Area Chamber of Commerce
is organized for the purpose of advancing
the commercial, agricultural, industrial, tourism and civic interest
of Dardanelle, AR and its trade area.
We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of members. Business memberships are $150.
Individual/ Non-Profit/ Retiree- $75
We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you.