LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe has named Fred Brown of Corning as the newest commissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
"Freddie has always been a level-headed man who understands the interests of the everyday sportsman," Beebe said. "He has lengthy experience as both a fisherman and a conservationist, and will honorably serve Northeast Arkansas on the Commission."
Brown, 63, is the first Clay County resident ever appointed to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. He also is the first Northeast Arkansas member of the Commission since 1991. Raised in Corning, Brown is a graduate of Arkansas State University and has farmed in Clay County for 40 years. He served four years with the Arkansas National Guard in the 875th Engineering Battalion.
A member of the Clay County Soil and Water Board, Brown also worked with a conservation group to prevent digging that would have disturbed fishing and hunting around the Little Black River.
Brown, whose term will expire June 30, 2017, replaces Brett Morgan of Little Rock.