Derrick Newby was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Sanitarians on Oct. 24 by Gov.Mike Beebe.
Newby was sworn in Wednesday by Jefferson County Circuit Clerk Lafayette Woods Sr. His appointment will run until the 30th of June 2014.
“I am honored by this appointment and pleased that the governor recognized my willingness to serve the public,” Newby said.
Newby is an Army veteran and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has been a program administrator for the Arkansas AIDS Education Training Center for the past 13 years.