• New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Australia Day
  • National Book Month
  • National Thank You Month
  • National Eye Care Month
  • National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
  • National Soup Month
  • ​Birthstone: Garnet
  • Flower: Carnation​
  • ​According to some Facebook users, January is "Change Your Profile Picture To A Muppet" Month
  • January 1st, 1776, the first American flag, the "Grand Union" was presented. Betsy Ross later added the stars in place of the Union Jack.
  • The first SuperBowl was held at the L.A. Coliseum on January
  • Jerry Rice has the most touchdowns in a Superbowl (8).


Mayor's New Year Message

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Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, January 27th

7PM in Council/Court Chambers

Water/Wastewater Operator 

position open - click here for more details

Part-Time Parks and Recreation Maintenance Position 

Click here for more information


You can now pay online

as well as sign up for alerts and more! Check out the new site at:CLICK BELOW:


City of Ward


I’m Charles “Charlie” Gastineau, Mayor of the City of Ward.  I'd like to welcome you to our website.  Having an estimated population of over 5,000, Ward is the second largest city in Lonoke County and the 2nd fastest growing community in the Metroplan (central Arkansas) area.  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 mayor@cityofward.com 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. 

January Facts and Fun

 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 are 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.