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The city of Monticello was founded in 1849 and is presumably named after the Virginia home of President Thomas Jefferson. Also, many early settlers in Drew county were families who were originally from Virginia. The town was incorporated in 1852, and is the home of the University of Arkansas at Moniticello.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Paige Chase
Clerk/treasurer (Vacant)
Financial Director Vickie Norris
District Judge Bruce Anderson
City Attorney Whit Barton
Police Chief Jason Akers
Fire Chief Eric Chisom
Street Superintendent L.M. Woods
Council Member Claudia Hartness
Council Member Michael James
Council Member Cedric Leonard
Council Member Craig McRae
Council Member Joe Meeks
Council Member Al Peer
Council Member Allen Schell
Council Member Michael Wigley
Human Resources Director Patty Burchett

City Facts

County: Drew

Population: 9,467

Senate District: 26

House District: 9,10

Congressional District: 4

Classification: First Class City

Contact Information

P.O. Box 505

Phone: (870) 367-4400

Fax: (870) 367-4405

Fourth Tuesday

Web Site: Official Web Site


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Arkansas Municipal League
Our Mission

The Arkansas Municipal League was founded in 1934 and exists for a threefold purpose:

  • to act as the official representative of Arkansas cities and towns before the state and federal governments;
  • to provide a clearinghouse for information and answers; and,
  • to offer a forum for discussion and sharing of mutual concerns.