The North Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission oversees the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau. The North Little Rock CVB functions as the sales and marketing arm of the Commission.


To promote North Little Rock as a positive tourism and hospitality experience thus enhancing economic growth and quality of life for its citizens and visitors.

Primary Functions

  1. To make a positive difference in the economy.
  2. To market the community.
  3. To work as a tourism industry coordinator.
  4. To represent the tourism industry.
  5. To build community pride.


In 1965, the Arkansas Legislature adopted Act 185, which provided that any city of the first class may by ordinance of the governing body thereof, levy a tax upon the gross receipts or proceeds from lodging accommodations, restaurants and food service businesses thereby creating legislation establishing the Advertising & Promotion Commission. On June 23, 1975, the North Little Rock City Council approved Ordinance 4530, which established the Commission.

The NLR A&P Commission is comprised of the Mayor, two council members, two representatives of the lodging industry and two representatives of the food service industry.

2018 Commissioners

Manoj Patel, Hampton Inn (McCain), Chairman

Thomas W. Roy III, Wyndham Riverfront, Vice Chairman

Melanie Hoggard, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Secretary/Treasurer

Melody Williford, American Pie Pizza, Commissioner

Mayor Joe A. Smith, City of North Little Rock, Commissioner

Charlie Hight, North Little Rock City Council – Ward 4, Commissioner

Maurice Taylor, North Little Rock City Council – Ward 2, Commissioner

Bob Major, Executive Director