Rep. Dicks met in his Washington, D.C. office on July 24th with Jon Jarvis, former Superintendent of Mt. Rainier National Park. Jarvis has been nominated by President Obama to serve as the Director of the National Park Service.
Following is a comment from U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, Chairman of the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, regarding the President’s selection of Jon Jarvis as the next Director of the National Park Service:
“The President has made a superb choice in selecting Jon Jarvis as the Director of the National Park Service. Throughout his long career in the Park Service, Jon has been a consensus builder and a problem solver whose top concern has always been to improve the visitor experience in all of our national park units. He was a great Superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park, taking over in the park’s centennial year (1999) and overseeing the update of the park’s general management plan. Since becoming the director of the western region, he has demonstrated enlightened leadership over the diverse park units in the western states and Hawaii, and I have appreciated his personal involvement in critical Pacific Northwest issues including recovery from the devastating storms in 2007 that damaged all our parks in Washington.”