Asa Hutchinson, who takes office as governor Jan. 12, has announced three planned appointments to state boards.
He said he would reappoint Jim Von Gremp of Rogers to the UA Board of Trustees; Phillip Taldo, a Springdale real estate developer, to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, and Neff Basore, a retired Benton County sheriff’s deputy who lives in Bella Vista, to the State Police Commission. Basore takes a seat held by Woody Futrell of Nashville for 23 years. End of an era. He’s a grandson of the governor, Marion Futrell, who created the State Police in 1935. Basore is a part of the Cooper family that established retirement communities at Bella Vista and elsewhere.