Craig Cloud has announced his candidacy for Ward 3 Position 1 seat, Conway City Council.

Cloud and his family have resided in Conway for the past 21 years and he is an active member of Central Baptist Church. He is a member and current Chairman of the Conway Planning Commission.

A graduate of Westark College (now University of Arkansas, Fort Smith) and Arkansas Tech University with a BS degree in Finance/Economics.

He is Chief Compliance Office for Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc. and Consultant Surveyor for CARF an international accrediting organization that promotes quality and excellence in operations and services for individuals with disabilities.

Cloud is a tireless advocate for individuals with Developmental/Intellectual and other Disabilities on the local, national and state level.

"My first priority is ensuring that our finest resources, our Police and Fire personnel and departments, have the funding, equipment and resources to protect our community. I will advocate for these tireless servants and ensure that the Conway’s resources are used to provide quality training, pay, benefits and equipment and prevent the loss of our finest servants to surrounding communities and hamper our ability to recruit the most qualified professionals.

"We must maintain our current infrastructure and plan for the responsible creation of roads/sidewalks/bike paths. Maintaining and creating green space/parks/recreational facilities, without neglecting our public safety, is vital to ensuring our residents have adequate safe space for recreation and pursuit of activities.

"Each of these areas is critical to ensuring our city remains a safe, quality place to live and raise a family and is vital to the recruitment of industry and small business. Protecting, valuing and recruiting industries and small business protects and promotes jobs and economic vitality."

Cloud will utilize his business and professional background to promote transparency, accountability, efficiency, responsibility and integrity with the City’s budget and taxpayer resources.

In addition, Cloud desires to utilize his experience from the Conway Planning Commission to advocate and promote proper land uses for the location and advancement of continued residential and industrial space within our community.