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.

Meeting Schedule:

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park next meeting agenda of the Park Advisory Commission:

September 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Strasburg Town Hall
174 East King Street
Strasburg, VA

1) General Introductions Jennifer Flynn, Designated Federal Officer

2) Adoption of Minutes John Adamson, Chairman

3) FAC Membership & Nomination Process Update Jennifer Flynn

4) Park Operations Update Karen Beck-Herzog, Site Manager

5) Update on Trails Strategy Karen Beck-Herzog

6) Foundation Document Update/Notify: Priority Concurrence Karen Beck-Herzog

7) Prioritize GMP Next Steps Karen Beck-Herzog

8) New Business John Adamson

9) Questions/Comments from the Public


Park Advisory Commission - approved Meeting Notes:


Federal Advisory Commission


Jeanne Frink, Commonwealth of Virginia


Richard Redmon, Town of Strasburg


Carl Bernhards, Town of Middletown


Eric Lawrence, Frederick County


Vacant, Shenandoah County


Lee Meyer, Warren County


David Blount, Private Landowner


Vacant, Private Landowner


Civil War Trust, 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


Karen Beck-Herzog, National Park Service (Ex-Officio)


Vacant, US National Forest Service (Ex-Officio)


Jim Northup, National Park Service (DFO)

Last updated: November 21, 2018

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