The Spirit of Bentonville Award

Do you know any unsung heroes whose praises you’d like to sing? Do you know any groups within the community which contribute to the city but haven’t gotten the recognition they deserve?


The Spirit of Bentonville Award was initiated in 2020 by Mayor Stephanie Orman. The Spirit of Bentonville Award is presented to citizens residing in the City of Bentonville for their outstanding contributions to the community. By spotlighting these individuals and groups who toil with a smile in relative anonymity, we are actually reflecting upon the quality of citizenship in our community. 


These quiet heroes are sprinkled throughout the City of Bentonville. They perform deeds silently or with an assuring voice, without fanfare, without the expectation of reward or honor. They serve with grace and humility. This pillar of the community might be teacher, business owner, mother, father, soldier, adolescent, teenager, athlete, community leader, or volunteer…the list is endless. Please consider taking the time to recognize and nominate an individual or group whose contributions make Bentonville a better place to live.

Nomination Guidelines

The Spirit of Bentonville Award is presented to Bentonville residents only.

How to Nominate

Simply fill out the online form to submit your nomination, or download a paper form here  and return via email to or mail to:

City Hall Mayor's Office
305 SW A Street
Bentonville, AR

More Information

If you have additional questions, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 479-271-5966 or 479-271-3112.

The City of Bentonville does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, employment status, national origin, or gender.


The Mayor will announce the awards at scheduled City Council meetings or special City events. A Spirit of Bentonville Award certificate and a recognition coin will be presented by Mayor Orman.