Thursday, July 7, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park Gets New Superintendent

Jerri Marr name superintendent of Colonial National Historical Park. (Courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park)

YORK COUNTY — The National Park Service Regional Director Gay Vietzke has named Jerri Marr as the new superintendent of Colonial National Historical Park.

Additionally, the new superintendent will help oversee Fort Monroe National Monument and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

“Jerri is an experienced manager who has worked at various levels of federal,” said Vietzke. “Colonial will benefit from her passion, her strong work ethic and her enthusiasm. Her skills as a talented leader, communicator, team builder and problem solver will help the park navigate several ongoing, multifaceted projects, including the rehabilitation of the Colonial Parkway, confronting sea level rise, and planning related to the Werowocomoco archeological site.”

Marr brings with her prior experience with the U.S. Forest Service, where she served as assistant director of recreation, heritage, youth, and volunteer resources since 2014 and oversaw a $5.5 million budget.

From 2010 to 2014, she served as forest supervisor of Pike-San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands in Colorado. Before that, she spent four years as deputy forester supervisor at Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.

“It is my greatest honor to be selected as superintendent of Colonial National Historical Park,” said Marr. “I love to connect people to the land. I look forward to joining the excellent team of employees, volunteers, and partners who care for the park. I am excited to work with and learn from the staff, partners, stakeholders, and the community who work to protect and preserve these iconic sites while providing amazing recreational experiences for visitors.”

Marr will begin in her new role on Nov. 21. For more information about Colonial National Historical Park, people can visit the National Park Service official website.

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