Active Transportation Advisory Committee

Regular Meetings

5:30 PM

1st Wednesday, Monthly

City Administration Building
113 W Mountain Street
Room 326
Fayetteville, AR 72701

The Active Transportation Advisory Committee, formally know as the Sidewalk and Trails Task Force, and also formerly known as The Sidewalk and Trails Advisory Committee, was created by Resolution 71-01 on June 5, 2001. At the July 15, 2003 City Council Meeting Resolution 102-03 was passed changing the name of the committee to "Sidewalk and Trails Task Force". At the August 3, 2010 City Council meeting Ordinance 5343 was passed changing the name of the committee to "Active Transportation Advisory Committee".

The purpose of the task force is to review public comment, and advise City Staff on the prioritization and land acquisition / easements for sidewalks and trails within our City. They are also responsible for adopting Sidewalk and Trails Master Plans. Recommendations relating to trails are forwarded to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Recommendations relating to sidewalks are forwarded to the Transportation Division.


Members shall serve two-year terms. City Council, Planning Commission, and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board representatives may serve as long as they retain membership on their sponsoring body. At the first regularly scheduled committee meeting of each calendar year, the voting members of the committee shall, by a simple majority, elect from among themselves a Chair and Vice Chair.


The committee is comprised of eight voting members and seven non-voting staff / support members as follows:
  • One City Council member
  • One Planning Commission member
  • One Parks and Recreation Advisory Board member
  • Five Community / Citizens-at-Large members shall be qualified electors residing in the City of Fayetteville, and appointed by the City Council, at least one (1) of whom shall represent a bicycle advocacy organization
  • Five non-voting staff / support representing the City of Fayetteville: Transportation Division, Parks and Recreation Division, Fayetteville Police Department, Planning Division, and Information Technology Divisions
  • One non-voting Washington County Planning Staff representative
  • One non-voting Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission representative

The City Council shall appoint the private citizen members through the normal Nominating Committee process. All other members of the Active Transportation Advisory Committee shall be appointed by their respective organizations.

Public Notification

A weekly meetings list is prepared by the Office of the City Clerk Treasurer which is distributed to the press and posted online.

  • Chair
    Bicycle Advocate
    Paxton Roberts
    Community Citizen-at-Large
    411 West Holly Street
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
    10/01/14 thru 12/31/17
  • Vice Chair
    City Council Representative

    Sarah Marsh

    113 West Mountain
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    01/06/15 thru Indef.
  • Drew Wallis
    Community Citizen-at-Large

    3464 North Northwood
    Fayetteville, AR 72704
    01/01/17 thru 12/31/18 
  • James McHendry
    Community Citizen-at-Large

    8 South Hill Street No. 5
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    10/01/16 thru 12/31/17
  • Chris Baribeau
    Community Citizen-at-Large
    120 West Skyline Drive
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    01/01/17 thru 12/31/18
  • Jerry Bailey
    Community Citizen-at-Large

    468 South Mashburn Avenue
    Fayetteville, AR 72701-6141
    10/01/16 thru 12/31/18

  • Wade Colwell
    Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Representative
    501 Forest Avenue
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • Kyle Cook
    Planning Commission Representative
    1848 North Wheeler Avenue
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
  • Celia Scott-Silkwood
    Northwest Arkansas Regional Representative

    2615 Brink Drive, Suite 102
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • Juliet Bell-Richey
    Washington County Planning Representative
  • Chuck Rutherford
    Staff Representative

    Engineering/Planning Division Representative
  • Connie Edmonston
    Staff Representative
    Parks and Recreation Representative
  • Michael Morisette
    Staff Representative
    IT Division Representative
  • Mike Reynolds
    Staff Representative
    Police Department Representative
  • Terry Gulley
    Staff Representative
    Transportation Division Representative