Facing a reelection campaign, Mayor Dan Coody got the message and said that several different "pots" of federal money might be available to help
About a year later, the lobbying firm arranged an excursion to capitol hill for Mayor Coody
The Northwest Arkansas Times said that "if the schmoozing powers of all these folks combined return a good deal of money to our fair city, the effort will have been more than worth it. The pesky pessimist within us wonders what Coody expects to accomplish within a week, besides sightseeing. We wonder if a few days worth of glad-handing will make that big a difference. " At least the Chamber of Cowbirds got Coody to accept their choice of roads for Mallville as the city's top priority, to hire a bigtime Washington lobbyist to pursue that goal, and to include Chamber and FEDC officers on the trip without having to chip in for the lobbyist's expenses. Sweet.