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Advance Arkansas Pace is a nonprofit organization (501(c)(3)) that advances Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing projects in Arkansas. The mission of Advance Arkansas PACE is to develop and administer PACE districts for all viable PACE markets in Arkansas while keeping administration costs at a minimum through program efficiencies and economies of scale. Advance Arkansas PACE aims to provide the commercial, industrial, agricultural and nonprofit sectors with open-market financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation projects.
The Advance Arkansas PACE team has a long history as a leading advocate for local governments to utilize PACE financing and played a critical role in securing passage of the PACE Act by the Arkansas General Assembly in 2013. The Advanced Arkansas PACE team is wholly focused on the success of Arkansas’s PACE market and creating new PACE opportunities.
Board of Directors
Frank “Mac” Mayfield
Mac Mayfield is a St. Louis, Mo., native who earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla, while enjoying the good life in the Ozarks. While in college, Mac worked with other engineering students to develop, sell and install several residential and commercial thermal solar projects during the Carter administration.
Upon graduation in 1981, President Reagan was not hiring for the EPA, so Mac pursued his newfound interest in mechanical systems and energy efficiency by going to work for Trane air conditioning. His career with Trane took him to Boston and then back to St. Louis. When the company was opening an office in Northwest Arkansas, Mac jumped at the chance to relocate to Springdale, his wife’s hometown. Mac, his wife and two children moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1993.
Until 2017, Mac worked for Trane’s local commercial office in several capacities, primarily as operations manager for the service and controls divisions. Additionally, he served on the state’s first Energy Improvement District (EID) board, overseeing the development of the PACE program for the Cities of Fayetteville and Springdale. He served two years as Chairman of EID No. 1 board and traveled to national and regional PACE conferences.
Now retired from his engineering career, Mac stays busy with gardening, church and community. He currently spends more time looking at his fishing rods than using them, a situation which he intends on changing soon!
Stacy Hamilton, the “2018 Realtor of the Year” for the Little Rock Realtor’s Association, has used skill, experience, and drive to build one of the most successful and accomplished Real Estate teams in the State of Arkansas. She works tirelessly to nail down every detail and is known to wear many hats including interior designer, delivery service, and even cleaning lady! Stacy’s clients become friends – and their happiness and success is the highest priority to her. She has a “whatever it takes” attitude to ensure her client’s very best outcome.
As a proud and devoted North Little Rock resident, wife, and mother of two adorable kids, Stacy recognizes that her clients are buying and selling homes in her own community. She understands that any work spent bettering Central Arkansas neighborhoods is good for her clients and her own family. As such, Stacy is devoted as a sponsor, volunteer, and advocate for the Ozark Mission Project, a mission driven organization that brings youth into communities to help repair and improve neighbors’ homes, and serving on the Board of Directors of the Quapaw Quarter Association in Little Rock which focuses on preserving historic homes.
Stacy is a past-President of the Little Rock Realtors Association, the North Pulaski Board of Realtors and a member of the Board for the Arkansas Realtor Association. Stacy regularly receives other honors, which she appreciates, including being named among Little Rocks Best Real Estate Agents by Soiree Magazine readers for the last seven years. The Arkansas Realtors Association recognizes Stacy regularly as among one of the state’s most successful agents, a Diamond level producer.
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The Advance Arkansas PACE energy financing program offers property owners the opportunity to save money on energy costs and make their buildings more valuable.