Park Advisory Commission
Congress created the Park Advisory Commission to advise the National Park Service on the preparation and implementation of the General Management Plan. The commission is comprised of fifteen members from the key partner organizations, the local towns and counties, park landowners, the Commonwealth of Virginia, a citizens interest group, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service. They meet quarterly and all meetings are open to the public. Meeting notes and a profile on each commissioner are posted below.
The next FAC meeting will be on June 19, 2014 at the Strasburg Town Hall.
Federal Advisory Commission - 2014
Jeanne Frink, Commonwealth of Virginia
Richard Redmon, Town of Strasburg
Carl Bernhards, Town of Middletown
Eric Lawrence, Frederick County
Pam Sheets, Shenandoah County
Patrick Farris, Warren County
Mary Bowser, PhD. Private Landowner
Vacant, Private Landowner
Vacant, Citizens Interest Group
Stan Hirschberg, Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation
John Adamson, Belle Grove Inc.
Rob Nieweg, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Nick Picerno, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
Amy Bracewell, National Park Service (Ex-Officio)
Katie Donahue, US National Forest Service (Ex-Officio)
Jim Northup, National Park Service (DFO)
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP: Advisory Commission Bylaws
Did You Know?
When you say "going down the valley" you are actually traveling north in the Shenandoah Valley and that when you are traveling south, you are "going up the valley?" The reason for this expression is because the Shenandoah River flows north, so downstream is in that compass direction.