Dropdown list

i have several forms which use a dropdown list say for examples states/country. I dont want to store this information in the database. where is the best recommended place to save my array ??

  1. create a state model(model for each array dropdown) and retrieve the array in each of my form

  2. create a utility model and store all my arrays

what do you guys recommend?

Why dont you just create a simple application parameter that is set to that array… is the array too long? then create a utility class (not a model) that returns that array…