WHERE WE BEGAN

We began in 2009 as a grassroots movement of community members/ nontraditional educators in support of Conway’s new Recycling program. Our goal was to assist the community in understanding the new program, its benefits, and its positive impact on the environment. Our goal was to inform the public of ecological challenges and efforts being made to overcome and divert trash from our landfill. As we continued to reach the community, especially those who may not have sought out information on their own, we found much opportunity to grow awareness existed.

We became a 501c3 nonprofit and have grown into what is today's Conway EcoFest, an annual outdoor environmental festival where fun and environmental education meet. As a working board, we volunteer and collaborate with individuals and organizations to bring together exhibitors, vendors, artists, and business owners who conduct preservation, sustainability, and innovation practices that work to improve the environment. We collaborate with civic groups, municipalities, educators, STEAM groups, Museums, Nonprofits, and individuals to highlight their actions in an interactive way that educates the public on how their daily lives directly interact and impact the environment. 

 
 
 

WHERE WE ARE HEADED

We are in the early stages of planning a 3-5 year strategy that will increase our visibility within the community on a quarterly basis. To grow the Festival into a multiple day event, perhaps full weekend. To work with the City in a meaningful way to support its efforts to improve the healthy growth of Conway and Central Arkansas.  We are looking for supporters who are motivated and desire to be active with support of development and implementation of new initiatives as determined by the board.

 
 

Meet the Team

 
 

Executive Board

 
Treci Buchanan Executive Director

Treci Buchanan

Executive Director

Keith Jones First Assistant Director & Treasurer

Keith Jones

First Assistant Director & Treasurer

Laura Traffanstedt Second Assistant Director

Laura Traffanstedt

Second Assistant Director

Brandy Mullins Secretary

Brandy Mullins

Secretary

John Lambert Voting Member at Large

John Lambert

Voting Member at Large

 
 
 

Advisory Board

 
Debbie Plopper Founder and Advisor

Debbie Plopper

Founder and Advisor

 
 
 

Student Advisory Board

 
Vera Lambert Student Advisory Board

Vera Lambert

Student Advisory Board

 
 
 

Event Planning and Marketing

 
Audra Russell Event Planner & Marketing with Oak Street Ventures

Audra Russell

Event Planner & Marketing with Oak Street Ventures