District 6150 Governor 2021-22
District Governor 2021-22
Mr. Arbuckle graduated from Abilene Christian University with a BA in Biblical Studies. He later received a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Operations Manager for Halff Associates, Inc., a regional engineering firm where he focuses on transportation planning, design and management. He established the Little Rock office in early 2017. He is an alumni of Leadership Greater Little Rock (Class XVI) and served as President for the Little Rock Engineer’s Club. He served on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas. James recently served as President of the Arkansas Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers
James has been a member of Rotary since 1996 serving in various officer positions in the Rotary Club of West Little Rock (WLR) including President in 2007-2008. He was instrumental in bringing back the Soap Box Derby to Central Arkansas and served as Director for 4 years. This project focused on reaching out to underserved youth in the community. He was selected as Rotarian of the Year in 2000-2001 and is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. James organized the Club’s 50th Anniversary celebration and co-chaired the 60th Anniversary. He previously served as Assistant District Governor for District 6150 and currently serves as Foundation Chair for the WLR Club and District 6150 Governor Elect.
James and his wife of 36 years, Melinda, have four children, one grandson and four cats. They’ve attended Pleasant Valley Church of Christ since 1994. He co-teaches an adult discussion group bible class, leads a life group and serves as a Deacon focusing on missions. In his spare time James enjoys traveling, weightlifting, golf, and watching movies.