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Governor Hutchinson

Asa Arkansas's Governor

Governor's Liaisons

Phyllis Bell

  • Department of Heritage
  • Arts and Humanities
  • DHS-Department of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS)
  • DHS-Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS)
  • Boards and Commissions (Related to above agencies and Child Abuse/Domestic Violence/Child Welfare)

Ken Griffin

  • Department of the Military
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Aeronautics
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • War Memorial Stadium Commission
  • Arkansas Veterans Commission
  • Arkansas State Emergency Response Commission
  • Homeland Security/Homeland Security Executive Committee

Yessica Jones

  • Minority Outreach

Robert Moery

  • Arkansas Agriculture Department
  • Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
  • Transportation
  • Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
  • Arkansas State Racing Commission

Gail Ragland

  • Cosmetology (Technical Advisory Board)
  • Arkansas Psychology Board
  • Arkansas State Chiropractor Board
  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Arkansas Board of Examiners – Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Hannah Ray

  • Arkansas Department of Health
  • Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
  • Arkansas State Medical Board
  • Arkansas Building Authority
  • Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission

Doug Smith

  • Arkansas State Police
  • Arkansas Crime Information Center
  • Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy
  • Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department
  • Arkansas State Crime Lab




Governor's Policy Advisors

Kelly Eichler, attorney – Policy Director
(501) 683-6442     
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Criminal Justice, Prisons, Juvenile Justice, Entitlements, Judicial

Carlton Saffa
(501) 683-6431
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Agriculture, Economic Development, Alcohol, Tobacco, Gambling, Health Insurance Exchange

Tori Gordon, attorney
(501) 683-6432
Rm 120
Energy, Environment, Transportation Infrastructure, Utilities, DYS, Minority Issues

Christian Olson
(501) 683-6462
Rm 120
Securities, Banking, Tax, Faith and Family Values

Dr. Sarah Moore
(501) 683-6435
Rm 120
Education, Higher Education, Career Education, Workforce Services


Governor's State-Federal Relations Offices

Director  - Alison Williams

Governor Hutchinson understands the impact Washington can have on Arkansans and their livelihood.  The Office of State-Federal Relations is responsible for managing the Governor’s strategy as it relates to federal fiscal and legislative issues.  Guided by the Governor’s priorities, the office develops and recommends policies or policy alternatives to maximize federal resources in support of Governor Hutchinson’s goals for the State and tracks pending legislation or regulation that could be detrimental.  The Governor’s Office of State-Federal Relations works closely with Arkansas’s Congressional delegation as well, ensuring that Arkansans benefit from a coordinated approach to federal matters that concern them the most.”


Governor's Scheduling Office

Director – Kyndall Rogers

The Governor’s Scheduling Office has the primary function of managing the Governor’s daily schedule. This involves a great deal of communication and coordination among the scheduling office and a number of internal and external entities.

To request the attendance of Governor Hutchinson at a meeting or function, please fill out the Online Scheduling Request for consideration.


Governor's Policy Office

Director – Kelly Eichler

The Governor’s Policy Office is comprised of staff members whose primary job is to research and promote implementation of the Governor’s ideas on a variety of subjects, including the state’s budget, health care, economic development, education and criminal justice.

Policy Staff


The Governor’s Liaisons are his direct representative to state agencies, boards and commission...

Governor's Liaisons

Rules and Regulations

Contact: (501) 682-3687


Governor's Constituent Services Office

Director – Ateca Williams 

The Governor’s Constituent Services Department has direct contact with the citizens of the State of Arkansas on the Governor’s behalf.  The members of this team answer letters, e-mails, and phone calls of those constituents who have questions or complaints about the agencies, boards, and commissions of the State.  It is the responsibility of the liaison assigned to that agency, board, or commission to respond to the individuals promptly.

Constituent Services can help citizens in the following areas:

Health and Human Services
Law Enforcement
Minority Affairs
Workforce Services

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Governor's Executive Staff

The Executive Staff aid and advise the Governor on various issues as well as lead their employees in their respective departments. 

Contact: (501) 682-2345

Governor's Correspondence Office

Director – Tory Freeman

The Governor’s Correspondence Department prepares and produces all correspondence critical to the function of state government, including proclamations prepared in cooperation with the office of the Chief Legal Counsel.

Important Links

Request a Letter from the Governor 

  • Select "Request Letter from Governor" in the Category dropdown menu

Governor's Proclamations

View Proclamations

To request a Proclamation, please submit an Online Proclamation Request for consideration.

Please click here to view the Proclamations Request Guidelines.

To request a photo with the Governor and your Proclamation please fill out the Online Scheduling Request for consideration. (Availability for photo opportunity is at the discretion of the Scheduling Department and Senior Staff.)

Contact: (501) 682-3623

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Arkansas Child Welfare – Improving Outcomes for Children and Families


In March 2015 Governor Asa Hutchinson directed that a broad study of the State’s child welfare system be conducted to identify strengths and challenges within the system. Nationally recognized child welfare consultant Mr. Paul Vincent of the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group was selected to perform the study. The study was conducted between April and June and included a review of DCFS policies and procedures, agency performance and trend data, internal studies and interviews with over 200 DCFS staff and external stakeholders. DCFS staff at all levels were interviewed and external stakeholders consisted of legislators, judges, other state agency representatives, other legal partners, foster and adoptive parents, service providers, former foster youth, advocates and other individuals and groups with an interest in the welfare of children.

The final report dated July 6, 2015 provided a summary of key child and family workload and resource related factors that impact system performance and child and family outcomes. The report provided a snapshot of the system and DCFS strengths and challenges. It specifically addressed the areas of child safety, permanency, adoptions, child well-being frontline DCFS environment, resource availability, workload and caseloads and DCFS Relationships with state and community partners.  

The report included 11 recommendations, including providing leadership from Governor’s Office to coordinate interagency planning, building DCFS Capacity to partner with Stakeholders, addressing shortage of placements and in-home and community based mental health services, addressing administrative flexibility between DCFS Central office and field staff. In addition, the report recommended that the Legislature develop a three-year plan for reducing caseloads and provide fiscal and workload notes to any bill introduced affecting workloads in the child welfare system.

The Governor accepted all of the recommendations and appointed a Child Welfare Advisor in his office. In addition he invited representative stakeholders from the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, service providers and child advocacy groups to serve on an Oversight Panel. The Panel will ensure meaningful stakeholder involvement in all aspects of planning and development. The Panel members, along with DCFS staff, will serve on working groups focusing on five areas, including 1) Child Safety, 2) Permanency and Placement, 3) Administrative Flexibility and Worker Support, 4) Stakeholder partnerships, and 5) Resource Availability/In-home Services.

All Oversight Panel meeting notes, reports and handouts will be placed on this website for public review and comment. Please feel free to contact Betty Guhman ( or Courtney Massey ( if you have questions or for more information.


Oversight Panel Members

Ann Meythaler
Ann Stanley
Captain Ron Stayton
Charles Flynn
Christy Erwin
Connie Hickman Tanner
Gretchen Skinner
Jane Shipman
Jennifer Ferguson
Judge Carlton Jones
Judge Cindy Thyer
Judge Mike Medlock
Judge Wiley Branton
Justice Rhonda Wood
Lauri Currier
Lori Poston
Nautica Finley
Melissa & Steven Choate
Nicole Potts
Page Walley
Paul Vincent
Representative Charlotte Douglas
Representative David Meeks
Sandy & Dean Burbank
Senator Bart Hester
Senator Missy Irvin
Stacy Thompson
Tabitha McNulty
Wendy Founds

Upcoming Meetings

Oversight Panel Meeting
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 3:00-4:30
State Capitol, Room 149

Past Meetings

Oversight Panel Meeting
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 2:00 pm
Meeting Minutes

Contact Information

Betty Guhman

Courtney Massey

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Governor Hutchinson gives opening remarks at the preliminary meeting for the Working Group on Highway Funding, with Chairman Duncan Baird on June 24, 2015. The Governor encouraged the group to be creative and forward-thinking in their approach.  

LITTLE ROCK - The Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding held it’s first meeting in June. The meeting was kicked off with opening remarks by Governor Asa Hutchinson. He told the group that highways are critical to economic development in Arkansas and he encouraged the members to think creatively but realistically about possible funding solutions. The Governor has tasked the group, which is made up of stakeholders from around the state, with coming up with a menu of highway funding options by December of this year.

Preliminary Recommendation - Oct. 2015

Arkansas State Highway Reports: 

Past Meeting Notes and Documents: 

Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Agenda
1:30 p.m.*
Room 151, Arkansas State Capitol 
Little Rock

*Meetings will be streaming live on the Arkansas House of Representatives website at the noted meeting time. 


Members of the Working Group on Highway Funding as directed by executive order:

Duncan Baird, Budget Director for Governor Hutchinson, Chairman

Scott Bennett, Director of the State Highway and Transportation Department

Alec Farmer, State Highway Commissioner Appointee

Rep. Dan Douglas, House Public Transportation Committee Appointee

Sen. Bill Sample, Senate Transportation, Technology & Legislative Affairs Committee Appointee 

Rep. Andy Davis, Joint Budget Committee Appointee

Cleburne County Judge Jerry Holmes, Countywide Elected Official Appointee

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin, Municipal Elected Official

Randy Zook, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Appointee

Philip Taldo, Arkansas Economic Development Commission Appointee

Brett Powell, Department of Higher Education Appointee

Larry Walther, Department of Finance & Administration Appointee

Guy Washburn, Arkansas Asphalt Pavement Association, At-large Appointee

Shannon Newton, Arkansas Truckers Association, At-large Appointee

Charlie Weaver, President of Weaver-Bailey Contractors, Inc., At-large Appointee

Craig Douglass, Arkansas Good Roads and Transportation Council, At-large Appointee

Jackson Williams, Attorney at Williams & Anderson PLC, At-large Appointee

Frank Scott Jr., State Highway Commissioner, At-large Appointee

Dr. Robin Bowen, President of Arkansas Tech University, At-large Appointee

Rep. Prissy Hickerson, At-large Appointee



Tori Gordon, Policy Advisor



The Governor’s Restore Hope Summit: A Call to Action for Faith Leaders on Foster Care and Prison Re-Entry


The Governor’s Restore Hope Summit aims at engaging faith leaders across Arkansas in caring for kids in the state foster care system and individuals who are re-entering society from prison. The governor’s call to engage faith leaders cuts across differences in religion, politics, and geography, and recognizes that faith communities offer personal relationships, accountability, and a hope of a greater future.

The Governor’s Restore Hope Summit will include remarks from Governor Hutchinson, leadership from the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the Department of Community Correction, leaders in re-entry and foster care ministry and not-for-profit organizations, as well as keynote speakers that will inspire attendees to aim high and sow seed for greater hope for our fellow Arkansans. This means more homes and mentors for foster children, and more housing and jobs for those leaving incarceration. 

Finally, the Governor’s Restore Hope Summit will offer faith leaders, clergy and lay leaders alike, the tools and the ability to expand, refine, or even begin ministries from their local houses of worship and congregations.

Governor's Press Conference on Restore Hope Summit

Governor's Radio Address on Summit: "Faith in Action"


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Internship Information

The application period for the Arkansas Governor’s Intern Program is open. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2015 program is September 6th, 2015.

This select group of young men and women from across the Natural State dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to the office of Governor. These committed citizens become a part of the Governor’s team. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include but are not limited to researching a topic, managing incoming inquiries, attending legislative interim committee meetings, and writing memos.

While the interns’ responsibilities and tasks vary by department, all interns are united through weekly events including a bi-weekly speaker series and small group meetings exploring different policy aspects of the Executive Office of the Governor. Most importantly, the internship experience includes an emphasis on serving others with a service project organized and fulfilled by interns and selected staff members.

All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before the application deadline. Please read all of the following instructions and see Internship FAQs before starting your application.

Am I eligible to apply for a Governor’s Internship?
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
  • Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

What should I submit with my application?

  • Current resume
  • A minimum of two references or recommendations

How do I submit my application correctly?

  • All applications must be submitted online
  • All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before the application deadline.

Submit Application

Internship and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is Sunday, September 6th, 2015 5:00 p.m.

What are the dates of the internship? Monday, September 21st, 2015 thru Friday, October 30, 2015

May I mail my application?
No. Only applications submitted via our website will be reviewed.

Do you have to be a U.S. citizen to apply?
Yes. To be eligible for the Governor’s Fall Intern Program you must be a United States citizen.

Is the Governor’s Fall Intern Program a Paid Position?
No. The Governor’s Fall Intern Program is unpaid. Applicants are encouraged to contact educational institutions and other non-profit organizations to apply for assistance as needed.

Do you have to be in college to apply?
No. Current undergraduate students are NOT the only eligible applicants.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
  • Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

When will I know if I have been selected for the Governor’s Fall Intern Program?
Individuals selected will be notified by Friday, September 11th.

Is my political preference a deciding factor in applying for the Governor’s Summer Intern Program?
No. It is essential, however, that applicants are dedicated to the ideals and mission of the Governor’s Internship Program.

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Information for Students and Families Invited to Attend Scholastic Honors Day 2015.

  • Arrive 15 minutes earlier than your designated arrival time.
  • Business attire is strongly encouraged.
  • Immediate family is invited.
  • Your picture will be taken with the Governor and the First Lady.
  • You will receive a certificate of recognition.
  • Student Ambassadors from higher-education institutions across Arkansas will be present to discuss their respective universities and answer any questions you may have.
  • A voter-registration booth will be provided by the Secretary of State’s Office.
  • Honors Day activities include touring the Mansion and its landscaped gardens.
  • There is no formal program.
  • Refreshments and light snacks will be served.
  • The address to the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion is 1800 Center Street, Little Rock.
    (Do not go to the State Capitol.)

For Student Ambassadors from Institutions of Higher-Education

Thanks for agreeing to participate in Scholastic Honors Day 2015. Having student ambassadors from Arkansas colleges and universities at this event adds a personal touch to the occasion and gives these college-bound seniors a chance to ask questions and make new friends. Below, you will find some helpful tips for Honors Day.

  • Please wear khaki slacks and any color shirt with your institution’s logo on it, so that you will be easy to identify.
  • Parking is available on Louisiana Street. (see map below)
  • You may be spending part of the day outdoors, so please feel free to bring sunscreen or an umbrella.

FAQ - for Student Ambassadors:

Can I bring my family members or friends?
No, as a volunteer for this event, you should anticipate a very demanding day of activities.

Will I have my picture made with Governor Hutchinson?
Yes, if you arrive on time. There is no guarantee there will be an opportunity to take a make-up photo.

Will lunch be provided?
No, but there will be light snacks and refreshments.

How do I enter the Governor’s Mansion?
Enter at the Louisiana Street gate. There will be a designated staff person from the Governor’s Office to direct you to the Grand Hall.

Questions: Call Beth Thompson (501) 683-6425 or email

Things to Do in Little Rock

Little Rock’s attractions are as diverse as the city’s landscape, and offer a wide variety of fun. We cover it all – history, arts and culture, sustainability, nature, sports, urban outdoor adventure, family fun, and everything in between.

For a complete list of things to do while in Little Rock, visit:

Governor Asa Hutchinson's Middle Class Income Tax Cut

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In his first major act in office, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed his Middle Class Income Tax Cut into law, fulfilling his top campaign commitment. This tax cut will return as much as $540 annually to nearly 500,000 taxpayers, and is the largest income tax rate reduction in the history of Arkansas.

Net Taxable Income Tax Savings
$35,000 $140
$50,000 $290
$75,000 $540

The tax cut lowers the top 7% rate to 6% and the 6% rate to 5%. In a two-worker household this reduction is available for both earners, meaning a middle class Arkansas family with two wage earners could see savings of up to $1080 per year.

Adam and Melissa Koehler of Cabot, both educators, accompanied Governor Hutchinson as he signed the tax cut into law. They would save more than $500 annually under the new law.

The Governor’s tax cut received broad bi-partisan support in both chambers, which demonstrates a strong desire in Arkansas to provide relief to taxpayers, and make our tax code more competitive, starting with the middle class.

Tax Bracket 2015 Tax Rate 2016 Tax Rate
$21,000 - $35,099 6.0% 5.0%
$35,100 - $75,000 7.0% 6.0%

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Launched in 2013,® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

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Coder Dojo

CoderDojo is a global volunteer-led community of free programming clubs for young people. These young people, between 7 and 17, learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology. In addition to learning to code

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Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools is dedicated to helping all children discover and achieve their dreams.

We mobilize a team to enable public middle schools in low-income communities to provide alonger learning day rich with opportunities. Our deep partnerships with schools put young adultson track to succeed by connecting the resources of communities, companies, governments, andphilanthropies.

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Play My Code

A great many people have at least one great game in them. And what those people want- often more than anything- is to get that game out and in front of the world. Problem is, today's game creation tools are somewhere between prohibitively complex and just plain flawed, and if they're not hopelessly broken then they're so "simple" (read: restrictive) that prospective game designers are effectively just filling in the gaps of someone else's unfinished game.

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Press Inquiries

Phone: 501-682-3612

YOUniversal Scholarship Application

We understand that the scholarship application process can be confusing at times. In order to try to minimize this, the Arkansas Department of Education has compiled a complete guide to using the YOUniversal system to manage your state scholarships. This document contains detailed instructions and tips for using the YOUniversal system.

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Arkansas Special Nutrition Program

The Special Nutrition Programs (SNP) provide reimbursement for well-balanced, nutritious meals served to individuals enrolled in the Child Care Food Program (CACFP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Special Milk Program (SMP), and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  For additional information about a specific program, please use the links to the left.  In Arkansas these programs are administered by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education, Special Nutrition Programs.

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No Kid Hungry

More than one in four (27.8 percent) of children in Arkansas face a constant struggle against hunger.

Hungry children have trouble concentrating, get more headaches and infections, are more likely to be hospitalized and are less likely to perform well on athletic fields and in classrooms. It's simply much harder for children at risk of hunger to thrive.

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On May 28, 2009 an Executive Order to encourage the reduction of energy consumption by state agencies and the environmental impact of state agency operations.  The Executive Order requires all executive branch agencies under the jurisdiction of the Governor to develop and submit individual Strategic Energy Plans (SEPs) with the following goals:

  • Reducing each agency’s annual agency maintenance and operating budget devoted to energy consumption, and
  • Promoting agency operations and practices that will reduce, to the extent practicable, the environmental impact of the agency’s overall operation

Green.Arkansas.Gov was created to serve as a central information repository for state agencies as well as the general public, providing information on 'Go Green' initiatives and energy saving ideas at the state and national level.

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Arkansas Works

Deciding what you want to do with your life can be an overwhelming decision.  And no matter how prepared you are, life can sometimes throw you a curveball.  Going to college, enrolling in career and technical training programs, finding your dream job, or starting your own business are all possibilities.  This Web site has tools and information to help you make informed decisions.

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Arkansas's First Lady

First Lady Susan Hutchinson brings to the Governor’s Mansion a lifetime of experience advocating for and working with children.

The former schoolteacher has spent the past several years on the board of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County — one of 14 non-profit Children’s Advocacy Centers around the state that work with abused children. Among other initiatives, Mrs. Hutchinson hopes to see the establishment of more Children’s Advocacy Centers in Arkansas, perhaps one per county.

As Arkansas’s first lady, Mrs. Hutchinson also hopes to inspire educators to incorporate music into the daily lives of students. Ideally, she believes every child should have the chance to learn to play a musical instrument — at least for one full school year. The first lady herself plays the piano, and all four of her children learned to play instruments.

Mrs. Hutchinson sees the arts as “brain builders” for children and hopes to advocate for more exposure to the arts in general for students in Arkansas.

Among the organizations the first lady is committed to working with are the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra — she’s served as a member of the ASO guild for several years — the Museum of Discovery and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. In the past, Susan Hutchinson has served on regional boards of the American Heart Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Susan grew up “as blue-collar as you can get” as the second of seven children. She was the valedictorian of Fulton High School with designs on being a doctor once she attended college at Bob Jones University in South Carolina. Instead, after graduation she taught biology and algebra in Memphis, where she maintained a relationship with an ambitious Arkansas man she met in college named Asa Hutchinson.

The governor and first lady have now been married for 42 years. They have four children, five grandchildren and a 5-year-old rescue cat named Snowflake.



On August 13, 2015, the first lady was named co-chairman of the L.C. and Daisy Bates Museum Foundation's brick fundraiser to preserve Little Rock's rich history in the civil rights movement. Proceeds will go toward renovations at the former home of civil-rights activist Daisy Lee Gatson Bates. To participate in the ongoing initiative, click here.


Please fill out our form below or download and print the paper form and mail in.

Proclamation guidelines are issued by the Office of the Governor to provide recognition for special events or significant issues. The goal of a proclamation is to honor and celebrate events or to increase awareness of significant issues of importance to Arkansans.

  1. Proclamation requests and wording may be submitted using the Proclamation Request Form.
  2. All proclamations must be submitted to the Office of Correspondence with at least a 30-day notice to allow for the approval process and the production of the document itself.
  3. Proclamations may recognize a day, week, or month.
  4. Each proclamation request MUST come from an Arkansas resident. This includes requests from national, international, or out-of-state organizations.
  5. Proclamations are not issued in honor of living individuals or of organizations. Other forms of recognition for individuals are provided. For more information, contact the Office of Correspondence at 501-682-3623.
  6. Proclamations must have statewide significance.
  7. Proclamations should reflect inclusiveness, not exclusiveness, and recognize that the strength of our democracy is our diversity. It must not take sides in matters of political, ideological, or religious controversy, or individual convictions.
  8. Proclamations are not automatically renewed. Requests must be made on an annual basis. If the request is for a repeat of a previous proclamation, a copy of that document should be included with the request form.
  9. Proclamations are issued at the discretion of the Governor and must be approved by the Governor's Office.
  10. Each request should include the exact wording of your proclamation. However, the Governor's Office reserves the right to alter the wording of any requested proclamation.
  11. If your request for a proclamation is denied, you may be offered a letter from the Governor in its place.
  12. Organizations are limited to two proclamation requests within the same calendar year. Please prioritize your requests.
  13. Please do not make announcements or plans for the proclamation until you have received word of its approval from the Governor's staff.
  14. Proclamations must not be used in whole or as part of a for-profit advertisement or commercial promotion.
  15. All proclamations, once finalized, are posted on the Governor's Web site.

General Use

The Seal will not be used in connection with alcohol or tobacco related products. It will not be used in connection with products carrying sexist, religious, or racist statements, products disparaging other states or used for profit purposes.

Guidelines for Seal

The Seal is not to be redrawn on or altered in any way, including changing proportions of any of the components. Other design elements such as lines, rules, or type must not touch or overlap the Seal in any way. All parts of the Seal must be printed solid, not screened or textured. The Seal can only be used in two colors, gold and black. When the Seal is used in one color, black ink must be used.

Please provide the following information as accurately as possible.

Please read the Proclamations Request Guidelines before submitting a request.

Requests for Proclamations are only accepted from Arkansas residents. Please provide the following information regarding your proclamation request. All fields are required for consideration. 

Governor's Boards and Commissions Office


The Governor is responsible for appointing members to approximately 350 boards and commissions in the State and seeks the most qualified candidates for these appointed positions.  He encourages all Arkansans to participate in state government by applying for appointment to one of these boards or commissions.

Interested applicants may fill out the Online Application for Appointment for consideration.



The Governor and his staff would like to hear your comments. Your message will go directly to the Governor or to the appropriate staff member.

Thank you for contacting the Governor’s Office. The Governor or the appropriate staff will be reviewing your comments. If your comment is about the Syrian refugees, please view the press release about the Governor’s statements about the Syrian refugees.

Online Services

The Governor's Office offers several online services to constituents. We've provided a list of them below for ease of access and use. Please let us know if there are additional services that you would like to see online. 

Scheduling Request

To request the attendance of Governor Hutchinson at meeting or function, please fill out the Online Scheduling Request for consideration.

Boards and Commissions Application for Appointment

To be considered for an appointment to an Arkansas Board or Commission, please fill out the Online Application for Appointment

Proclamation Request Form

To request a proclamation from Governor Hutchinson, please read the Proclamations Request Guidelines first and then submit a request using the Online Proclamation Request for consideration. Once they are submitted and approved, you may view the Proclamations online.

Contact Us Form

If you have a question or comment for the Governor's Office, you may use the Contact Us Form to submit your information.  

State Seal Use Form

To request the use of the Arkansas State Seal, please fill out the State Seal Form.

Application for Internship

Interesting in becoming an intern for the Office of the Governor? Apply now for consideration in our intern program.

Application for Employment

If you are interested in being added to the Governor's staff, please apply today.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson

Asa Hutchinson was sworn in as the 46th Governor of Arkansas in January, and immediately set in motion his plan to bring more jobs and economic growth to his native state.

Governor Hutchinson kept a major campaign promise by working to pass the biggest income tax rate cut in state history. His initiative to require computer-coding classes in every public high school makes Arkansas a national leader and signals to businesses everywhere that our students will be prepared for the 21st century economy.

In addition, the Governor’s emphasis on government efficiencies — including a hiring freeze instituted on his first day — have resulted in taxpayer savings and better focused state services.

As part of his strategy to market Arkansas and attract more jobs and businesses to the state, Governor Hutchinson already has met with CEOs of major industries across the globe from Silicon Valley to Germany and Cuba.

On the national stage, Governor Hutchinson has been a key leader in education, energy and security.

The Governor is chairman of the Southern Regional Education Board, chairman of the Southern States Energy Board, and vice chairman of the National Governors Association Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee.

Before being elected governor, Asa Hutchinson served as Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration and as the first Undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Voters in Arkansas’s Third District also elected him to Congress three times.

A graduate of the University of Arkansas law school, Asa Hutchinson, at age 31, was appointed by President Reagan as the nation's youngest U.S. attorney.

He and his wife Susan have been married 42 years. They have four children and five grandchildren.

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