City of Ward


I’m Charles “Charlie” Gastineau, Mayor of the City of Ward.  I'd like to welcome you to our website.  The 2020 Census shows Ward as the second largest city in Lonoke County and the 2nd fastest growing community in the Metroplan (central Arkansas) area with a population of 6,052.  Ward is, by definition, a bedroom community with most of our working residents commuting to and from work in other cities.  It is my commitment to move Ward ForWard, opening new opportunities for businesses and new residents alike to find a home in Ward.  If you are looking to locate to a growing community that still has that small-town charm, consider making Ward your new home. I encourage all Ward residents to get involved in the community--- volunteer to coach a youth sports team, or just to help with our Parks & Recreation Department, join the Chamber of Commerce, attend a church of your choosing, start a non-profit, or…. open your own business.   This is YOUR community...get involved!  My email address is and my city cell phone number is 501-743-2501. Contact me with your concerns, comments, and ideas for our city.  Join us as we move Ward ForWard. 


Hiring for Patrol Officer​
The Ward Police Department
is now taking applications 
for Patrol Officer
Please click here and then job openings
for more information

Fire Hydrant Testing Notice
Ward Fire Department, in conjunction with Ward Water, will be inspecting and conducting flow tests on public fire hydrants with

​​​2021 Operation Polar Express
Offered to all Ward Water 
​& Sewer Customers
Questions? Call Jamee Beard
501-843-7686 or Sgt. Sims 501-843-6351

Important information
AR Broadband
Community Meeting
Broadband Development Group will be conducting an open public meeting 
Thursday, December 9th  at 6 p.m.


 Mailing Address: PO Box 237, Ward, AR 72176
​Physical Address: 405 Hickory St, 
Ward, AR 72176

City Phone: 501-843-7686
Water Department Phone: 501-843-2271
Email Address:
City Office Hours  8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch

After Hours Water/Sewer Emergency 501-259-0950

Ward Police Department Non-Emergency 501-843-6351