When it comes to jumping in feet first, Steve Ferguson is a man with a plan or a helping hand. You can see his smiling face ready, eager, and willing to help at just about any event in Greenbrier and is well connected to the youth in our community serving with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s office as a school resource officer.
(Photo by Strain Photography)
Ferguson, originally form California graduated from Morrilton High School in 1982. He joined the Air Force and moved around quite bit but settled in Springhill in the 90’s. “Your neighbors are friendly and they want to help you out and that was something unique here unlike anywhere else, it felt like home” Steve shares. That sense of belonging is a direct reflection of his service to the community. “Being a school resource officer for Guy and Mount Vernon I get to engage with the kids and that is very rewarding. Helping people on what possibly could be the worst day of their life rewarding as well.”
“I’m a kid at heart.” He shares, and actually uses juggling as a way to connect to the children and adds that building those relationships on the front end is much better than chasing them at the back end. School resource officers are very important.
Aside from his service through the years with the Office of Emergency Management, Greenbrier Police Department, Crisis Negotiation Team with Faulkner County, and Faulkner County Sheriffs office, he has served on the Greenbrier volunteer fire department. “I want people around here to be proud of what we have.” Which is why you can find him at the fire station usually getting his hands dirty by keeping it clean and spotless. He takes great pride in helping host the Halloween tradition, “Fire House Fun Night” at the fire station. Not only does he coordinate donations from local businesses to help hand out thousands pieces of candy but he is there with his team greeting the children giving them tours. He is welcoming them with a friendly face. You can find him decorating the fire station around Christmas as well. He assists in other various events throughout the community, always asking the question, “What do you need from me? How can I help?”
Ferguson is also serving his first term on the Greenbrier City Council, and wanted to get involved by using his voice for the community. You can find his face just about everywhere you look in Greenbrier, and that is why we are honored to celebrate him as our 2022 Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year!