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With the close of the Arkansas Municipal League's yearly conference Friday, the organization's members adopted new leaders.

Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh will be president for the 2015-16 year, replacing outgoing President Mark Stodola, who is mayor of Little Rock.

Stephens Mayor Harry Brown was elected first vice president.

Each district also has a vice president. For the new year they are: Lake Village Alderman and Fire Chief Sam E. Angel II, District 1; North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith, District 2; Prairie Grove Mayor Sonny Hudson, District 3; and El Dorado Mayor Frank Hash, District 4.

The three-day convention included topics of concern to city leaders such as litigation, road projects, police relations with the community, human-resources requirements and other subjects.

More than 1,300 city leaders attended this year's convention in Little Rock, which took place at the Statehouse Convention Center downtown.

Members voted to support the Marketplace Fairness and Remote Transactions Parity acts being considered by Congress and to lobby Congress to support the Community Access Preservation Act, which would protect local, public, educational and government-access TV channels.

Metro on 06/27/2015

Print Headline: Municipal group ends event with new chiefs

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