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Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier (WAMF) is one of 12 Arkansas regional tourism associations that participate in the Arkansas Tourist Association Regional Matching Grant Program. WAMF represents a six-county region consisting of Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian counties..

We are funded by revenue from advertising sales in the visitors' guide combined with funds from the Arkansas Tourist Association Regional Matching Grant Program. Our mission is to promote travel and tourism to our six-county region, and we use our funds to market the region to potential visitors in our key visitor markets.

Officers and Directors – 2020/2021


Amy Jones, Fort Smith -

Vice Presidents

Crawford County

Jane Owen, Van Buren/Fort Smith Welcome Center Department of Parks and Tourism, 2912 Interstate 40, Van Buren 72956 —

Franklin County

Al Wiederkehr, Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Inc., 3324 Swiss Family Dr., Wiederkehr Village 72821 —

Logan County

Robin Gillett, Rockin Robin’s Café, 266 N. Broadway, Booneville 72927 —

Polk County

Nancy Wright, RE/MAX Mena, 816 S. Mena St., Mena 71953 —

Scott County

Shirley Blythe, Blythe’s Museum, P. O. Box 554, Waldron 72958 —

Sebastian County

Tim Jacobsen, Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 South 7th, Fort Smith 72901 —


Maryl Purvis, Fort Smith —


Billy B. Dooly, 2800 S. Waldron Rd., Fort Smith 72903 —


Debbie Chandler, 6301 Maplefield Dr., Fort Smith 72916 —

Immediate Past President

Tim Seeberg,


Crawford County

Ron Gossage, 3211 Gordon Crossing, Alma 72921 —

Ralph Donnangelo, Lake Fort Smith State Park, P. O. Box 4, Mountainburg 72855 —

Franklin County

Jennifer Thomas, Ozark —

Sarah Rodriques, Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce, 300 West Commercial, Ozark - 72949 —

Dennis Wiederkehr, Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Inc., 3324 Swiss Family Dr., Wiederkehr Village, AR 72821 —

Logan County

Paula Magers, Mount Magazine State Park, 16878 S. State Hwy. 309, Paris 72855 —

Polk County

Regina Walker, New Direction Consulting, 212 Finks St., Mena 71953 —

Pasha Watson, Mena Polk County Chamber of Commerce, 524 Sherwood Ave., Mena 71953 —

Scott County

Shirleyy Blythe, Blythe’s Museum, P.O. Box 554, Waldron 72958 —

Elizabeth Horn, Waldron News, P.O. Box 951, Mena, AR 71953 —

Sebastian County

Bob Purvis, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 511, Greenwood 72936 —

Tim Jacobsen, Fort Smith, —


Maryl Purvis - Van Buren A&P, P.O. Box 1518, Van Buren 72957 —


Janie Glover - 14507 White Bluff Rd., Fort Smith 72916 —

Paul Post - Post, 1700 St. Mary’s Mountain Rd., Altus 72821 —