As Northwest Arkansas becomes increasingly diverse, so does the representation in city government across the region.
City councils in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville will have at least one racial, ethnic or gender minority member sworn in this year. -Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
There were many 'firsts' this election cycle, including a transgender woman elected to Washington County Quorum Court. Gayatri Agnew may be the first person of south Asian descent on the Bentonville City Council.
"We have an opportunity to make Fayetteville even greater. How can we do that?" said D'Andre Jones, an incoming member of the Fayetteville City Council. "We have to be inclusive, and every voice must matter. I really appreciate being a part of that."