The Mayor's Office

A Welcome Letter from the Mayor
On behalf of the City Council and staff of the City of Van Buren, welcome to our community.

As Mayor of Van Buren, I'm pleased that you have taken the opportunity to visit our City through this website. Not only does this site enable us to share information with the citizens of our community but also provides us with the opportunity to share Van Buren with people all throughout the world.

Van Buren has a wonderful heritage and also a tremendous future. Since our beginning as "Phillips Landing" along the Arkansas River in the year 1818, we have grown to a city with a population of approximately 22,000.

Located at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Northwest Arkansas and along the Arkansas River, Van Buren is a great location for business and a center of transportation. Not only are we on the banks of the river, but we also are on Interstate 40 and have great access to rail.

We have a strong belief in regional cooperation and partnerships as we move together to the future.We believe our location, workforce, and economy, makes the area ideal for continued growth.

If you have questions, we'd love to hear from you. Thank you for your interest in Van Buren. I hope you'll visit us often.

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Mayor Bob Freeman