Benton County is named after Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri, who played a vital role in persuading Congress to admit Arkansas to the Union as the 25th state. The county was also organized in 1836. Benton County government is comprised of more than 30 departments to serve its residents.
The mission of the elected officials and employees of Benton County is to ensure the health and safety of its citizens while providing, in a fiscally responsible manner, the infrastructure necessary for balanced growth, prosperity and quality of life.
Benton County Social Media Policy:
Any comments submitted to this page and its list of fans are public records subject to disclosure pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Public disclosure requests must be directed to the Communications Director. Comments posted to this page will be monitored daily, but not on a 24/7 basis.
The county reserves the right to remove inappropriate comments including those that have obscene language or sexual content, threaten or defame any person or organization, violate the legal ownership interest of another party, support or oppose political candidates or ballot propositions, promote illegal activity, promote commercial services or products or are not topically related to the particular posting. Benton County also reserves the right to remove any posts at its discretion.
In order to promote effective communication and maintain a respectful dialogue on this page, comments which are posted in violation of the Rules of Conduct for this page shall be subject to removal without notification to the commenter.
Rules of Conduct:
1) Comments on this page must be within the scope of the topic raised by the original post.
2) Comments must be civil, and must not contain malicious, offensive, threatening, profane, or insulting language.
3) References to the personality of others and attacks on an individual’s character are prohibited.
4) Links to other web sites or pages must be relevant to the topic raised by the original post, and not violate any Rule of Conduct.
5) Advertising, promotional, event, and publication announcements concerning activities, projects, and events that are not sponsored by Benton County or with which the County is not affiliated are not permitted. If you have an advertising, promotional, event, or publication announcement that you wish to have posted on this page, and the announcement does not violate a Rule of Conduct, you may request to post the announcement by sending a private message to this page.
6) Comments concerning outside campaigns, ballot issues, initiatives, or referendum are not allowed on this page.
7) Complaints and concerns regarding county employees, county officials, or the administration of county programs or services may be lodged with the department to which the complaint relates by calling (479) 271 - 1000.
If a comment you have made has been removed from this page and the comment did not violate one of the Rules of Conduct, you may request that it be re-posted by sending a private message to this page describing the comment, the original post in which it was commented, and the reason why it should be replaced on the page.