John David “J.D.” Neeley AGFC Commissioner | 2018-2025
Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed John David “J.D.” Neeley of Camden to serve on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on July 2, 2018.
“J.D. loves the outdoors, he loves to hunt, and through his membership in a dozen boards, associations and his church, he has shown a commitment to serve others,” Gov. Hutchinson said. “His experience as a businessman and his knowledge of the land as a forester, an appraiser and a realtor will make him a valuable member of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and give him an appreciation of our state’s conservation efforts.”
Neeley is president of Neeley Forestry Service and principal broker for United Country Neeley Forestry. He has served as a general appraiser, specializing in timberland, pasture land and recreational properties for 25 years. He also has worked as a licensed broker for the sale of timberland investment and recreational properties for 22 years.
“We are blessed in Arkansas to have such a rich, beautiful combination of landscapes, ecosystems and habitat, and an abundant assortment of wildlife,” Neeley said. “I’m deeply honored and humbled to be able to serve the governor and the state to help manage the wildlife and continue to practice conservation.
Neeley, who is 54, and his wife, Beth, have a son and a daughter. His son, Daniel, works at the family’s firm; his daughter, Taylor, is studying pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Neeley’s term is set to expire July 1, 2025. He replaces Steve Cook, former chair of the AGFC, whose term expired July 1, 2018.
915 Pickett Street, Camden, AR 71701
870-836-5981 O | 870-818-4102 M | J.D.Neeley@agfc.ar.gov