Director Of The Arkansas Office Of Outdoor Recreation Appointed

Nov 5, 2021

Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT) Secretary Stacy Hurst announced Tuesday (Nov. 2) the selection of Katherine Andrews to serve as the first director of the Arkansas Office of Outdoor Recreation. In addition, Hurst announced the 10 members of the new Arkansas Outdoor Recreation Advisory Board appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

The Office of Outdoor Recreation is tasked with leading the state’s efforts to grow the outdoor recreation economy, work with partners toward improved health outcomes, and promote awareness of the complete range of recreational experiences the state has to offer.

“The Office of Outdoor Recreation provides critically needed support as we look to leverage our recreational assets in Arkansas and grow the state’s economy and tourism value,” said Hutchinson. “Katherine is a native Arkansan and an avid participant in outdoor recreation herself. These qualities combined with her experience in small business and entrepreneurship development make her a natural fit for this job.”

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