Greenwood resident Ralph Meeker was recently named the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Employee of the Year.

The Game and Fish Foundation hosted their annual Hall of Fame Banquet at the statehouse convention center in Little Rock. Meeker was one of three selected to receive the Campbell Award which is presented to the three Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Employees of the Year. The Campbell Award originated with Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner Craig Campbell to honor his grandfather, a former AGFC commissioner, and his father, a great outdoorsman.

Meeker was named the Wildlife Biologist of the year in his division, which put him in the running for the Employee of the Year. Meeker was nominated for the award by his peers in the commission. AGFC employs over 700 people.

Meeker has worked with the Arkansas Game and Fish in the Wildlife Management Division since 2003. Currently Meeker is the Assistant Deer Program Coordinator. Meeker serves as a deer biologist and deal with anything to do with deer hunting and regulation. Meeker stated he has been working on the chronic wasting disease with the disease response program. “Anything that has to do with Whitetail Deer I am involved in it,” said Meeker.

Meeker, along with other Campbell Award winners will be honored at the AGFC Employee Appreciation Dinner on September 22.