Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled (AEDD), is proud to honor Pulaski County Judge Barry and Jeanne Hyde on May 25th during our 13th annual Curtain Call event at Argenta Community Theater.
Judge Hyde’s emphasis on residents, officials and community leaders working together, ensures our communities are inclusive where everyone feels welcome and respected. This parallels the legacy of AEDD as a premier provider, advocate, and leader in creating communities that recognize the value and abilities of all people.
Will you consider making a gift in honor of Judge Hyde and Jeanne to show your appreciation and support of their commitment to Pulaski County and the State of Arkansas? Your gift makes an impact in the lives of adults and children with developmental disabilities by supporting programs and services that empower them to live as independently as possible.
Please help us reach our $20,000 goal by May 25th and, if you choose, your name will be added to our honorary donor list in the July issue of Inviting Arkansas.
Your gift TODAY…makes an impact in the lives of children and adults with disabilities TOMORROW
ABOUT OUR HONOREE
After calling Pulaski County home for more than 30 years, Barry Hyde ran for county judge in 2014 and is currently in his third term.
Judge Hyde served honorably in the United States Air Force as a member of the Titan Missile Launch Crew from 1974 until 1977. He is a member of Little Rock Air Force Base (LRAFB) Community Council and was named an honorary commander. He is also a member of the Camp Robinson/Camp Pike Community Council and is a past chairman.
In 1987, Judge Hyde started HYDCO, a small construction company that operated out of the corner of his living room. His goal was to create a company that was relationship-driven, provided high-quality work and incorporated the latest technologies into the business plan. Over 30 years later, HYDCO has become one of the leading commercial contracting and construction companies in the region.
Judge Hyde’s approach to county government reflects his extensive business experience and core principles of stability, accessibility and high-quality service. “My goal for Pulaski County is to help design and sustain a stable county structure that is relationship-driven, provides exceptional services and incorporates the latest technologies,” Judge Hyde said. “County government should be responsive to the needs of our citizens, be a good steward of tax dollars and ensure that the programs and services we provide meet the needs of all in our county.”
With an emphasis on the maintenance and construction of county roads and bridges, preservation of water systems and the installation of new tornado warning sirens in the county, Judge Hyde puts community health and safety first. He is also committed to fostering a sense of community where people feel safe and welcome to live, work, start a business and raise their families. By hiring and retaining well-trained individuals who are prepared, tech-savvy and accountable, Judge Hyde has raised the bar for Pulaski County employees.
Judge Hyde has a proven record of accomplishment as a community leader and dedicated public servant. Prior to being elected as county judge, he served as an Arkansas State Representative for District 40 for six years. During his tenure in the legislature, he chaired five committees, championed fiscal restraint, improved educational opportunities for children, expanded services for the elderly and promoted opportunities for economic development.
Judge Hyde maintains a commercial pilot license and can often be found exploring our state’s natural beauty from the skies in his Cessna 414. When not in the pilot seat, Judge Hyde enjoys riding Pulaski County’s trails and roads from the saddle of his bicycle.
No matter how busy he may be, Judge Hyde believes that family is the most important aspect of life and is grateful for the time spent with his wife Jeanne, children Jeremy, Jaime and Carrie and their ten grandchildren.
In recognition of their commitment and service to the State of Arkansas, we are proud to honor Judge Barry and Jeanne Hyde with the 2023 Jim Hinson Spirit of Giving Award at Curtain Call — featuring an evening of entertainment & festivities at the Argenta Community Theater in the heart of the Argenta Arts District