Welcome to the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District website. Established in 1966 as a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, WAPDD serves the western Arkansas six-county area of Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian. Our organization's name reflects what we do -- assist western Arkansas communities with the planning for and development of local and regional programs and projects.
Working closely with city and county governments, WAPDD offers an array of technical assistance and management services. These relate to community and economic development, census information and population data, 911 mapping and addressing, utilities mapping, geographic information system services, work force development, and transportation planning.
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WAPDD Board Meetings
- March 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm - Fort Smith Riverfront Events Building, West Room
- June 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm - Fort Smith Riverfront Events Building, West Room
- September 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm - Riverfront Events Building, West Room
- December 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm - Riverfront Events Building, West Room
Crawford County Saferoom Registration Form - Voluntary Program
Crawford County and WAPDD will be working together to complete a Saferoom Project over the next few months. Fieldworkers will be in your area and will be using GPS to locate your saferoom/stormshelter. This data will not be distributed to the public and will only be used in the case of a tornadic event to help Emergency Service Personnel locate you or others that have taken shelter in your saferoom/stormshelter.
If you would like to provide additional information, have questions or do not wish to participate in this project, please call (479)785-2651. You may also register your saferoom/stormshelter by completing and submitting the form below.
General Improvement Fund Application
Click here to view and print the application.