Mansfield Mayor Starts Work Day with Prayer


Mansfield Mayor Buddy Black took office on January 1, 2019. Black came into office committed to nurturing positive living and working conditions for the city and it’s people.

“I want everyone who lives and works here to be proud of our city,” Black explained.

One thing very important to him, prayer each and every work day at city hall. “Becky and I we pray and invite anyone who is here at the time, to pray with us,” he added.

Black has been busy familiarizing himself with the inner workings of the city and the employees. He feels fortunate to have came into office at such a positive time for the city.

A concerned citizen approached him during his campaign with a safety issue. A culvert located at the corner of Broadway and East Center Street. A resolution was one of his first items of business after he became mayor. “It was a concerned citizen, and we got a barrier up last week. Hopefully this will prevent an accident.”


Black will meet with Landmark Engineering on January 30 to discuss necessary upgrades for the city’s waste water plant to accept increased volume from the Mansfield Juvenile Treatment Center.

On Thursday evening, he will conduct his first city council meeting as mayor. Black will be in the office from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday and welcomes anyone to come by and visit with him on issues or concerns.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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