Mayor of Springdale, Arkansas
Doug Sprouse was born in Fort Smith and moved to Springdale with his family as a young boy. He attended Springdale schools graduating from Springdale High School in 1975. He then went on to attend the University of Arkansas.
Doug and his father, Gene, started Sprouse Upholstery, Inc. in 1983. The business has been in Springdale for over 33 years and is now operated by his wife, Sandy. From 1999-2008, he served on the Springdale School Board. He served as president of the board from 2005 to 2007. In November of 2008, he was elected mayor of the City of Springdale, the fourth-largest city in Arkansas. He was re-elected in both 2012 and 2016 without opposition. He has previously served as the Chairman of the Regional Mobility Authority, and currently serves on the nine member State Street Aid Committee. He also represents Springdale as a member of the Arkansas Municipal League's Executive Committee. And earlier this year, he was elected as the League's First Vice-President. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Loving Choices.
In 1977, he married Sandy Hunt. They have three children and eight grandchildren, all residents of Springdale. Doug and Sandy have been active members of Cross Church Springdale for almost 40 years, where he has been involved in the teaching and music ministries for most of that time.