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. A schedule of the Commission's upcoming quarterly meetings can be found on the park's Events Page. Meeting notes and a profile on each commissioner are posted below.
Meeting Notes - June 17, 2010 (.pdf file, 114 kb)
Meeting Notes - December 16, 2010 (.pdf file, 171 kb)
Meeting Notes - March 16, 2011 (.pdf file, 224 kb)
Meeting Notes - December 17, 2011 (.pdf file, 130 kb)
Meeting Notes - March 15, 2012 (Word Document, 32 kb)
Meeting Notes - June 21, 2012 (.pdf file, 51 kb)
Meeting Notes - September 20, 2012 (Word Document, 21 kb)
Meeting Notes - December 20, 2012 (Word Document, 22 kb)
Federal Advisory Commission - 2013
John Adamson, Belle Grove Inc.
Carl Bernhards, Town of Middletown
Mary Bowser, PhD. Private Landowner
Katie Donahue, US National Forest Service
Eric Lawrence, Frederick County
Rob Nieweg, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Nick Picerno, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
Richard Redmon, Town of Strasburg
Jim Northup, National Park Service (DFO)
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP: Advisory Commission Bylaws
Did You Know?
In 1860, Shenandoah Valley counties voted for John Bell, a moderate Democrat dedicated to maintaining the Union. Valley counties at a state convention urged staying in the Union, but after the firing on Fort Sumter they stayed with Virginia rather than joining the new state of West Virginia.