Commissioner of State Lands

Tommy Land

Tommy Land

Tommy Land and his family moved to Heber Springs during his teenage years. He graduated from Heber Springs High School and soon after married his wife, Judy, in 1977. They raised their two children on a small family cattle farm during his 30-year career with Southwestern Bell (now AT&T).

After retiring in 2004, Tommy established Heber Springs Communications, a small telecommunications business. In 2018, he was elected to his first term in office. Commissioner Land now devotes his full attention to his duties as Commissioner of State Lands.

“I have been involved in serving people in different ways most of my adult life, and the Commissioner of State Lands office serves the people of Arkansas,” Commissioner Land said. “I can think of no greater honor than serving the citizens of Arkansas and giving back to a place that has given my family so much.”

As Commissioner of State Lands, he is chair of the Arkansas Natural Resources Committee, a member of the National Association of State Trust Lands, and the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. His staff of forty takes pride in hard work and attention to detail.

Commissioner Land welcomes you to visit his Capitol office for a tour of our historical division’s displays. If you would like to request that Commissioner Land speak at or attend an event, please contact our office’s Public Affairs department at