Formed in 2009 as the Arthur Area Economic Development Corporation, a group of volunteer community leaders recognized the importance of investing in the growth of the Arthur Area. Today the organization known as Simply Arthur is composed of 12 Board of Directors with the same commitment of making the Arthur Area a thriving place to live, a place to work, and a great place to visit. Within the organization itself there are three committees: Business Advocacy, Economic Development, and Tourism. Aikman Wildlife Park served as the host for an event on Tuesday, September 28 for investors in Simply Arthur. Pictured are Dawn Boddy, secretary of the organization; Christy Miller, former executive director; and Angie Parsons, communication and tourism director.