Bentonville, AR… The American Planning Association and its members participate in National Community Planning Month to raise the visibility of the important role of city planners and community planning across the United States. Community Planning Month is held annually in October. This year’s theme is Housing as Community Infrastructure.
To celebrate, the City of Bentonville held a poster contest for junior high and high school students. The goal is to provide students the opportunity to visually express their ideas and experiences of housing as community infrastructure, which underscores the important role planning plays to ensure that all residents in a community have safe and affordable housing options.
The winning artwork was created by Claire Brown, an eighth grader who attends Fulbright Junior High School. Her art teacher is Jerris Palmer.
Claire will be congratulated at the poster unveiling, held before City Council at 5:45 pm on Tuesday, October 23rd. The poster will be displayed on the south side of the Community Development building for one year.
At City Council that evening, Mayor McCaslin will read a proclamation recognizing October as Community Planning Month in Bentonville.
For more information, please contact Shelli Kerr, Interim Community & Economic Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (479) 271-3122.