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  • and National Parks in 2016 and Beyond will allow national park concessioners the NPS and others to agree on strategies to make 2016 successful in attracting and serving well new park visitors Sessions will include Indepth conversations with NPS Commercial Services Team Indepth conversations with NPS NPF Centennial Team Discussions with the U S General Accountability Office NPS Study Team Discussions with Key Members of Congress and staff Discussions of Association Goals and Priorities Details Our meeting will begin on Monday March 23 After informal meetings in the morning we will meet with the GAO team beginning at 1 PM at the Capital Hilton Hotel We will hold a reception and dinner that evening at Bobby Van s Grill The next morning will include the NPHA annual meeting sessions with the NPS Commercial Services Team a session with the NPF NPS Centennial Team just prior to the launch of Find My Park the NPS Centennial Campaign on April 2 a meeting with Congressional leaders in the U S House of Representatives and a CONPAC evening event Wednesday will be a half day meeting on specific Centennial and NPHA initiatives Optional afternoon and evening events will focus on the U S Senate leaders active on park issues Lodging is available at Capital Hilton 1001 16 th Street NW during and for several days before and after the NPHA meeting NPHA members and meeting participants are offered a special rate of 299 plus taxes and fees Reservations must be made by February 26 using the registration form or through NPHA s office email Cathy Ahern at cahern funoutdoors com or call 202 682 9530 Room availability in DC for our dates is very limited Contact us now Transportation Excellent transportation access to the Capital Hilton is available through Ronald Reagan Washington National

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  • s Travelers noting that research on messages most capable of delivering the ambitious goal of the National Strategy on Travel and Tourism to return the USA to prominence in the international tourism market yielded a clear indication that America s outdoors is both attractive and a fresh topic and highlighted a new large format feature film now being shot Millennials and the Outdoors was the focus of a second presenter David Bratton of Destination Analysts a leading consultant to destination area marketers He related the outdoors message to five key Millennial drivers and emphasized that Millennials could be attracted once outdoors awareness is achieved A third presentation Fortifying the Outdoor Legacy for Latino Americans was delivered by Carlos Alcazar Managing Director of The Tombras Group Carlos emphasized that Latinos are already big outdoors users but often seek different experiences from more traditional visitors to the outdoors and also want to be invited to and made welcome in parks Discussions on the three topics involved the presenters moderator Jarvis and four expert responders Jerry Jacobs Jr Principal Delaware North Companies and Member U S Travel and Tourism Advisory Board John Peters President USA TODAY Travel Media Group Ken Dowling Partner GREYnyc and Stephanie Meeks President National Trust for Historic Preservation The session was designed to complement and support efforts of the National Park Service to prepare for its 100th anniversary in 2016 and to use the anniversary to ensure the relevancy of parks and their widespread benefits to the nation s changing lifestyles and demographics The presenters and responders supported increased connectivity as a vital ingredient for the future of parks and the outdoors and also agreed on the importance of storytelling as a feature of parks from the distant wildlands to the urban places with rich historic and cultural attributes

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  • 2014 Annual Meeting
    Economic Activity Dashboard Succeeding in the NPS park planning process Details Our meeting will begin on Sunday evening March 16 The NPS Concessions Management Advisory Board is expected to meet in the Washington DC area on one of the dates of our meeting and NPHA has invited the CMAB to join is planning sessions which will assist both entities NPHA s meeting will include sessions at the U S Department of the Interior and on Capitol Hill Lodging is available at the special meeting rate for several days before and after the NPHA meeting NPHA members and meeting participants are offered a special rate of 283 single or double plus taxes Reservations must be made by February 18 and can be made by phone at 800 263 9802 Please identify yourself as a member of the National Park Hospitality Association when booking to assure the discounted rate Transportation Excellent transportation access to our meeting location is available through Ronald Reagan Washington National 5 miles Washington Dulles 28 miles and Baltimore Washington International 32 miles Airports as well as AMTRAK service to Union Station 2 miles METRO is 2 blocks away McPherson Square Station Fees Fees for the Park Partners Forum are as follows 600 for NPHA Regular Members initial participant 550 for NPHA Regular Members subsequent participants 600 for NPHA Associate Members 250 for guests and spouses attending only social functions 800 for non members 250 for National Park Service employees limited meals Registration All participants must complete a registration form to be sent along with registration fee payment by check payable to National Park Hospitality Association to National Park Hospitality Association 1200 G Street NW Suite 650 Washington DC 20005 The deadline for Early Bird registration is Friday March 7 2014 All registrations are discounted 50 until that date

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  • Park Partners News Releases
    Partners News Releases 2015 Concessioners Urge Congressional Action to Help Park Visitors Have Great Experiences Concessioners Urge New Focus on Park Visitors NPHA 2015 Annual Meeting to be Held March 23 25 in D C 2014 Marketing Parks and the Great Outdoors NPHA Welcomes Three New Members as Preferred Vendors Outdoor Champions of Color Call for Clearer Invitation and Better Front Country Visitor Services Park Concessioners Address Park Service Centennial and Expanded Visitor Services During Annual Meeting 2013 Government Shutdown Impacts Millions of Park Visitors and Thousands of Non federal Employees NPHA Calls for Expanded Visitor Services A Buck A Stay Franchise Fees Raise Millions for National Parks 2012 Blue Ribbon Group Brings Grand Thinking to Grand Canyon Grander Thoughts Survey of Likely 2012 Voters Strong Bipartisan Support For National Parks Survey Findings NPS Centennial Legislation NPS Green Parks Plan 2011 First National Parks Research Summit Draws Record Attendance Portrait of the American Traveler Survey NPHA Submits Testimony on National Park Service s A Call to Action NPHA Congressional Testimony 09 21 11 2010 Innovative Partnerships Can Make National Parks Better More Relevant A Buck A Stay Raises 1M For National Parks 2009 2008 Concessioner Armand Ortega Testifies at House

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  • National Park Hospitality Association - Become a Member
    and other visitor services in the National Park System The concessioners serve some 100 million park visitors annually in approximately 160 park units NPHA members have a combined workforce of nearly 25 000 persons and provide in excess of 1 billion in goods and services to visitors annually Concessioner marketing and promotion efforts total more than 10 million and are coordinated with the marketing and promotion efforts of state and gateway communities that equal that amount There is growing public awareness that the Centennial of the National Park Service is approaching in 2016 and that awareness is bringing along with it new excitement about visiting parks We are committed to reversing the steady decline in park visitors which threatens our industry Concessioners play a central role in protecting our parks and helping them benefit America s families and communities We have a range of programs and services that will benefit you and every other business operating in national parks We meet regularily with Washington leaders working with the U S Department of the Interior and the National Park Service to combine our energies to deliver great experiences to visitors and encourage visitation to parks We can do more with you as a member Member Benefits The services to members include meetings conference calls and online initiatives to help you understand and manage the challenges you face from demands such as new electronic reporting requirements to implementing and benefiting from guest donation programs from environmental compliance to requirements that seem to come out of thin air like new requirements for active use of dollar coins As a member you ll have special new resources through our greatly expanded website including free access to the outstanding biweekly Federal Parks and Recreation newsletter We look forward to serving you Fill out the membership

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    December 11 2015 Fed Parks and Rec November 13 2015 Fed Parks and Rec Bulletin 12 October 26 2015 Fed Parks and Rec October 16 2015 Fed Parks and Rec October 2 2015 Fed Parks and Rec September 18 2015 Fed Parks and Rec September 4 2015 Fed Parks and Rec August 7 2015 Fed Parks and Rec July 24 2015 Fed Parks and Rec Bulletin 8 July 20 2015 Fed Parks and Rec July 10 2015 Fed Parks and Rec June 12 2015 Fed Parks and Rec May 15 2015 Fed Parks and Rec May 1 2015 Fed Parks and Rec Bulletin 5 April 27 2015 Fed Parks and Rec April 17 2015 Fed Parks and Rec April 3 2015 Fed Parks and Rec March 13 2015 Fed Parks and Rec February 27 2015 Fed Parks and Rec February 13 2015 Fed Parks and Rec January 30 2015 Fed Parks and Rec January 16 2015 Fed Parks and Rec Bulletin 1 January 12 2015 Fed Parks and Rec December 19 2014 Federal Parks and Rec Bulletin 12 December 15 2014 Fed Parks and Rec November 21 2014 Fed Parks and Rec November 7 2014 Fed Parks and Rec October

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  • National Park Hospitality Association - Federal Actions
    Trinidad state parks Laverty also played a key role in establishing the Front Range Trail a 700 mile trail extending through Colorado from Wyoming to New Mexico He also led an effort to develop and implement business strategies to stabilize and strengthen the financial conditions of state parks and applied market investment strategies to facility investments enhancing park revenue From 1965 to 2000 Laverty was a career employee of the U S Forest Service where he rose through the ranks to serve successively as a Forest Supervisor at Mendocino National Forest Director of Recreation and Wilderness Resources at USDA headquarters Regional Forester in the Rocky Mountain Region and Associate Deputy Chief at headquarters In the latter capacity he provided executive leadership for USFS s implementation of the National Fire Plan A s a Regional Forester he oversaw the management and stewardship of more than 24 million acres of National Forests and National Grasslands in Colorado Wyoming South Dakota and Nebraska He carried out numerous resource programs including timber management fire and fuel management watershed range and recreation programs Laverty has a bachelor of science degree in Forest Management from Humboldt State University Arcata Calif June 1965 a master s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University Fairfax Va May 1981 and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program of Harvard University s John F Kennedy School of Government August 1997 As Assistant Secretary for Fish Wildlife and Parks Laverty would be responsible for overseeing policy for the U S Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service which have a combined annual budget of about 3 6 billion and a combined workforce of about 30 000 employees NPHA looks forward to working with Lyle in his new position which has jurisdiction of the National Park Service Dan Wenk Named NPS Deputy Director On March 8 2007 National Park Service NPS Director Mary Bomar named Daniel N Wenk as the agency s deputy director for operations The 31 year NPS career veteran replaces Stephen P Martin who now serves as Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park As deputy director Wenk has an integral role in managing the National Park Service The agency has an annual budget of 2 3 billion 20 000 employees and the National Park System which includes 390 national park sites covering more than 84 million acres Wenk will also oversee partnership programs such as the National Register of Historic Places and National Trails System designed to help extend the benefits of natural and cultural resources conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world Wenk 54 has been director of the NPS Denver Service Center since December 2001 There he oversaw the agency s centralized planning design and construction services and provided parks and regional offices with services including contracting and project management Before Denver Dan was superintendent of Mount Rushmore National Memorial from 1985 to 2001 His leadership was integral in the design development and completion of a 60 million public private partnership that raised 30 million in private donations and in negotiating two innovative concession contracts for the construction of facilities valued at 30 million Wenk began his National Park Service career in 1975 as a landscape architect at the Denver Service Center and was a management assistant at Yellowstone National Park from 1979 to 1984 NPHA was pleased to have Dan introduced himself and spoke briefly at the NPHA Annual Meeting just before his official announcement of becoming Deputy Director NPHA welcomes Dan to the NPS Washington Office and looks forward to working with him in the future Mary Bomar Confirmed as Park Service Directo r On October 17 2006 Mary A Bomar was formally sworn in as the new Director of the National Park Service Bomar replaced Fran Mainella who announced in July that she will soon be resigning as National Park Service Director Since July 2005 Bomar a career National Park Service employee has served as director of the NPS Northeast Region which covers 13 states Headquartered in Philadelphia the Northeast Region is home to a third of all NPS museum collections a quarter of all historic structures almost half of the country s National Historic Landmarks and more than half of the National Heritage Areas Prior to being named regional director Bomar served as acting regional director From 2003 to 2005 she served as superintendent of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia During her tenure both the Liberty Bell Center and the National Constitution Center opened in the park on Independence Mall as part of the largest urban revitalization project in the nation Also during her tenure the NPS reopened the park s Second Bank of the United States after a two year utilities project and installed a new exhibit The People of Independence Concurrently the park managed a 5 2 million rehabilitation of Independence Square the site of Independence Hall Spurred by the new construction park visitation surged by 35 percent Previously Bomar served as the first superintendent at the Oklahoma City National Memorial the first NPS Oklahoma State Coordinator acting superintendent at Rocky Mountain National Park and assistant superintendent at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Bomar s National Park Service career began in the financial arena at Amistad National Recreation Area in Texas where she served as chief of administration Prior to joining the National Park Service Bomar worked in a managerial capacity at the Department of Defense Raised in Leicester England Bomar became a U S citizen in 1977 Park Service Director Resigns To the surprise of many including Park Service employees Fran Mainella National Park Service Director tendered her resignation to President Bush on July 27 2006 She was the first woman to act as Park Service Director and has filled this position since 2000 after being appointed by Bush Director Mainella cited family health problems particulaly that of her parents and a desire to pursue other opportunities as her primary reasons for the leaving the Park Service Director Mainella stated that

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  • Partners Resource Guide Welcome to the Park Partners Resource Guide National Park Service Resource Guide About the National Park Service Criteria for Parkland Directors of the National Park Service History of the National Park Service Mission of the National Park Service Park Designations Addresses and Maps People and Places Directory Regional Office Addresses Alaska Region Map Intermountain Region Map Midwest Region Map National Capital Region Map Northeast Region Map Pacific West Region Map Southeast Region Map Information Resources Budget Information Congressional Resources Library Information Center Partnerships Policy Guidance Manuals Reference Desk Rules and Regulations Opportunities Artist In Residence Program Business Opportunities Employee Training and Development Employment Opportunities Volunteers In Parks Park Information Campground and Tour Reservation System Celebrate the American Presidency in America s National Park Digital Image Archives Golden Access Passport Golden Age Golden Eagle Passport Park Acreage Data Park Maps Park Planning Information Parks Pass Program Public Use Statistics Programs Initiatives 9 11 01 Remembrance Site Clear Skies Initiative Competitive Reviews Concessions Federal Lands To Parks Program Geography Mapping Technologies GIS Hydropower Recreation Assistance Land and Water Conservation Fund National Trails System Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers Recreation Fee Demonstration Program Rivers Trails and Conservation Assistance Program United

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