MIKE MCFARLAND RECEIVES SPRINGDALE SPIRIT AWARD
For those who are involved with the Springdale, Arkansas community, either through the school system, civic organizations, city government, or local business, then you know Mike McFarland. Mike is currently the co-owner of Modern Fence in Springdale, but he previously worked in banking for 39 and a half years before retiring. During his time in banking, he recognized the importance of community service.
"In banking, [serving the community] was one of my responsibilities because as the community grows and does well, so does the banking business," said Mike. "Now I'm in the fence business and it's the same deal. It's all about building better jobs, better careers, and just better general conditions for all of our people."
Mike served a term on the Springdale Advertising and Promotion Commission, and now serves on the NWA Regional Airport Board of Directors representing Springdale. He is also a member of Springdale Rotary, and he previously served on the Ozark Guidance Board of Directors for six years.
"I am so proud of what's been doing on (in Springdale)," said Mike. "I think we are on the precipices of having unbelievable things happen in Springdale."
Mike moved to Springdale 15 years ago, and he has spent his time here working for the community.
"Since moving to Northwest Arkansas, Mike has embraced the city and community of Springdale with his whole heart and works every day to serve its residents," wrote his wife, Kimberly McFarland.
"He was the first president of the [Springdale Public Schools] Education Foundation and was instrumental in promoting and building the Foundation's core," she said. "He has volunteered at Jones Elementary reading to students and participating in the Christmas giveaway."