JB Portillo

POA Member Since:

  • Homeowner in BV since 2005


  • KBR – Government Compliance Manager. 25 years with the company, retired in 2013


  • Richmond University – Business & Economics
  • University of Dallas – Masters work in Information Technology
  • George Washington University – Master Certificate in Government Compliance

POA Committee or Board experience:

  • Board Member – Bella Vista POA, 2021 to present
  • Chair – Rules and Regulations Committee for the POA

Non-POA committee or board experience:

  • Board President – Benton County Master Gardeners
  • Board Treasurer – Bella Vista Community TV
  • Planning Commissioner – City of Bella Vista
  • Board Treasurer – Arkansas Master Naturalists

Other leadership experience:

  • Producer – Bella Vista Community TV Station
  • Program Chair – Bella Vista Business Association
  • Volunteer – Master Naturalist, Master Gardener, and the Bella Vista Garden Club


  • Gardening
  • Volunteering in Bella Vista
  • Amenity use in Bella Vista

Candidacy Platform:

I believe in service before self. Honesty, integrity, and fairness are paramount. I promise decisions based on facts that meet the needs of our members now and into the future. Accountability, communication, and transparency are key to decision-making. I promise to be accountable to all POA members fiscally and ethically in my role as a Board Member.

My primary focus will be to ensure the City of Bella Vista and the POA work closely together for the good of all residents. In addition to serving on the POA Board for the last three years, I have served on the City’s Planning Commission for the last three years.  I am a graduate of the Citizens Police Academy and an active member of Bella Vista CHIPS – Citizens Helping to Improve Public Safety.