May 16, 2018
FORT SMITH - The long-awaited relocation of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fort Smith Regional Office will be complete by the end of the month, and the doors to the complex are expected to open June 11. The old office location, located on Taylor Avenue, will close June 4 to begin the move-in process.
The new office, near the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, will house offices for 15 staff members as well as temporary work stations for an additional 12 staff members who regularly report to the office from the field.
AGFC Director Pat Fitts says the new office will be a welcome change and will make it much easier for the public to speak directly with staff about any issues they may have on a local level.
“They are moving from a World War II-era building, which has served them well, but was in need of many improvements to accommodate their current needs,” Fitts said. “And moving the regional office closer to the nature center just makes good sense so that people can find everything they need at a single location.”
The address of the new regional office is 8401 Massard Rd., Fort Smith, AR 72916. The phone number will remain 877-478-1043