Who We Are

The Southwest Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority is made up of representatives from 6 counties and 8 cities of southwest Arkansas. Our board members are elected officials and business and community leaders that are dedicated to growing current business and bringing new business to the area.

Our member area includes the following counties and cities of southwest Arkansas:


Clark County
Dallas County
Hot Spring County
Montgomery County
Nevada County
Pike County


Caddo Valley

2023 Board Members

Nevada County: Judge Mike Otwell and Mary Godwin

Clark County: Judge Troy Tucker and Brown Hardman

Hot Spring County: Mason Robinson and Tammy Passafiume

Pike County: Judge Eddie Howard and Rex Lawrence

Montgomery County: Judge Bart Williams and Lewis Diggs 

Dallas County: Penny Brent and Judge Chris Stanfield

Glenwood: Mayor Billy Plyler

Amity: Mayor Johnny McAnally

Arkadelphia: Gary Brinkley

Gurdon: JL Griffin

Caddo Valley: Debbie Roberson

Delight: Darwin Hendrix

Murfreesboro: Jane Fugitt

Malvern: Brenda Weldon

What We Do

We were formed in February 2010, under Act 690 of 1997, which allows cities and counties to acquire, equip, construct, and operate industrial parks that offer freight support services like warehouses and packaging and distribution facilities. Creation of this authority has the potential benefits of improving existing passenger and freight facilities, developing new transportation centers, and enhancing passenger and freight transportation modes by the formation of public/private partnerships.