Bruce's Picture 2007Ask a dozen people about volunteers in Hot Springs Village and Bruce Caverly’s name is going to be one of the most mentioned. His volunteerism around the Village has made his face familiar to many and his dedication has made it a much better place to live. So this week, Hot Springs Village POA proudly recognizes Bruce for all his volunteer work in the Village.

Bruce’s past and present volunteer activities are broad. Currently, he volunteers as a charter member and treasurer of the HSV Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Co-coordinator of HSV Urban Deer Hunt and is a member and treasurer of Friends of Hot Springs Village.

As for his past volunteer activities, here’s a short list:

  • Sixteen year member of Natural Resources Committee/Common Property, Forest and Wildlife Committee – Chairman or Vice Chair most of those years.
  • HSV Advisory Committee to Mercy St. Joseph Hospital now CHI St. Vincent’s
  • Served on HSV Emergency Preparedness Committee review and updating all emergency procedures.
  • Helped start and qualify HSV as a FireWise Community
  • Helped start a Forest Management Plan with the US Forest Service and a Deer and Goose Management program with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Federal Wildlife Waterfowl division to effectively manage forest timber asset and these game animal populations

You might also catch a glimpse of Bruce at a Hot Springs Village Board meeting, of which he has attended almost every one since 2002.

Bruce’s favorite thing about volunteering: “Working with different people, residents and non-residents to bring positive changes and improvements to things we all enjoy in this Village.”

Bruce was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and grew up in Connecticut, after which he spent 20 years in Anchorage, Alaska, and 20 years in St. Paul, Minnesota. He moved to Hot Springs Village in 2001, where he lives with his wife, Ruth. Bruce also has two sons, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is a fan of the University of Connecticut Huskies.

When Bruce was asked what his favorite thing about life in Hot Springs Village is he said, “The hills, scenery, woods, wildlife, wide variety of activities and most importantly, the friends and people who resided here and volunteer to make it even a better place. ”

Thank you Bruce for giving so much of your time to Hot Springs Village!

For more information on the Citizens Police Academy, contact Bruce or Ruth at 501-915-0693. For the Urban Deer Hunt, contact Bruce at 915-0693, Zack Saykora at 922-8116 or Stephanie Heffer at the POA. To learn more about Friends of HSV, contact John Tidquist at 501-282-0039, Paul Bridges at 612-963-0221 or Bruce at 501-915-0693.