Ward 1, Position 1

Ward 1 Position 1 - Adella Gray
Adella Gray
1681 N. Starr Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72701
 (479) 442-4958  



Personal Statement

"I am honored to serve on the Fayetteville City Council. It is an extremely important time for our City. We are seeing growth far greater than we ever imagined. We must be thoughtful as we make decisions affecting the great City of Fayetteville. I will always endeavor to make decisions with the best interest of all the people in mind. Listening to the concerns of my constituents and being accountable to taxpayers are my top priorities."

Occupation & Education

  • Native of Lexington, Kentucky
  • Georgetown College, Kentucky, Bachelor of Music Education
  • University of Arkansas, Masters in Counselor Education
  • Ft. Knox Dependent Schools, Music Teacher
  • University of Arkansas Fayetteville, First Razorback Academic Adviser
  • Springdale Schools, School Counselor
  • Prairie Grove Schools, School Counselor

Personal Information

  • Resident of Fayetteville 42 years
  • Married to Gary Gray, LCSW
  • Children: Kent Gray - Menlo Park, California; Joel and Kathy Gray - Fayetteville, Arkansas 
  • Grandchildren: Jake and Carter Gray - Fayetteville, Arkansas; Spencer, Jackson, and Taylor Gray - Atherton, California  

Community Service

  • Northwest Arkansas Rape Crisis Board - Past President
  • Habitat for Humanity - Past Board Member
  • Sierra Club - Member
  • Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association - Member
  • Watchdogs of America, Implemented the 1st program at George Elementary School Springdale, Arkansas

Committee Involvement

  • Advertising and Promotion Committee
  • Equipment Committee - Chair
  • Ordinance Review Committee
  • Transportation Committee

My Key Issues


  • Economic Development
  • Infrastructure
  • Recycling 

Ward Meeting Schedule

Ward 1 meetings are held quarterly on the third Thursday of the first month of each quarter as announced on the Public Meetings Calendar. Ward 1 meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Fayetteville Senior Activity & Wellness Center, 945 South College Avenue. 
Other meetings may be held as requested by an Alderman or constituents.