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Region 8 residents appointed to state boards, commissions

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) – Governor Mike Beebe announced Tuesday the appointments of 43 Arkansans to various state boards and commissions. 


Among them were several Region 8 residents:

  • Jennifer Belt, Little Rock, to the Governor's Developmental Disabilities Council. Appointment expires June 30, 2019. Replaces Johnna McClain.
  • David Choate, Judsonia, to the Arkansas Agricultural Board. Appointment expires August 15, 2016. Replaces Ruben Garzor.
  • Joe Christian, Jonesboro, reappointed to the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2016.
  • Jay Coker, Stuttgart, reappointed to the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2016.
  • Douglas Cox, Pocahontas, reappointed to the Black River Technical College Board of Directors. Appointment expires July 1, 2021.
  • Emily "Suzanne" Davidson, Hot Springs, reappointed to the Arkansas Arts Advisory Council. Appointment expires June 30, 2018.
  • Katherine Earlywine, Stuttgart, to the State Board of Sanitarians. Appointment expires June 30, 2019. Replaces David McKinnon.
  • Rodney Farley, North Little Rock, reappointed to the Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities. Appointment expires June 1, 2017.
  • Mariah Hatta, Little Rock, to the Arkansas Arts Advisory Council. Appointment expires June 30, 2018. Replaces Garbo Hearne.
  • Jeff Jackson, Ash Flat, to the State Board of Sanitarians. Appointment expires June 30, 2016. Replaces Teresa Bullock.
  • Christopher Johnson, North Little Rock, to the Governor's Developmental Disabilities Council. Appointment expires June 30, 2019. Replaces Jennifer Emery.
  • Robert Jordan, Hot Springs, reappointed to the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy. Appointment expires July 1, 2017.
  • Charles Ledbetter, Fordyce, reappointed to the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Licensing Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2018.
  • Jack McCoy, Malvern, reappointed to the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Appointment expires June 9, 2019.
  • Bill Mitchell, Fayetteville, reappointed to the Arkansas Arts Advisory Council. Appointment expires June 30, 2018.
  • Clarence "Bryan" Moery, Jr., Wynne, reappointed to the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2016.
  • Derrick Newby, Pine Bluff, reappointed to the State Board of Sanitarians. Appointment expires June 30, 2019.
  • Janet Paschal, Tuckerman, to the Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Appointment expires June 30, 2015. Replaces Charlotte Britton.
  • Myrtle "Ruth" Pellow, Crossett, to the Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities. Appointment expires June 1, 2016. Replaces Shirley Byers.
  • Michael Richardson, Holly Grove, reappointed to the Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Promotion Board. Appointment expires July 1, 2016.
  • Tim Smith, Clarendon, reappointed to the Arkansas Wheat Promotion Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2016.
  • Robert Tillman, Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy. Appointment expires July 1, 2017.
  • George Toll IV, DeValls Bluff, reappointed to the Arkansas Wheat Promotion Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2016.
  • Stewart Weaver, Edmondson, reappointed to the Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Promotion Board. Appointment expires July 1, 2016.
  • Dr. James "Randy" Willison, Batesville, reappointed to the Southern Regional Education Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2018.
  • Dennis Keith Woolverton, Pollard, reappointed to the Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Promotion Board. Appointment expires July 1, 2016.
To the Arkansas Catfish Promotion Board:
  • Jeff Baxter, Watson.
  • Wayne Branton, Wilmot.
  • Steve Kueter, Paragould.
  • Joey Lowery, Amagon.
These reappointments expire June 30, 2016.

To the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence:
  • Cecile Blucker, Bryant.
  • Rob Combs, Hoxie.
  • Charles Ellis, El Dorado.
  • Dr. Jerry Jones, Little Rock.
  • Robert Parker, Sheridan.
  • Debbie Roark, Lonoke.
  • Lieutenant Corey Sanders, Camden. Replaces Sheriff Victor Rose.
  • Dr. Karen Worley, Sherwood. 
These are reappointments unless otherwise noted and expire June 30, 2016.

To the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board:
  • Jim Carroll III, Brinkley.
  • Shannon Davis, Bono.
  • Douglas Hartz, Stuttgart. Replaces Andrew Oliver.
  • West Higginbotham, Marianna.
These are reappointments unless otherwise noted and expire June 30, 2016.

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