Next Tuesday, September 24, Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites the public to an open house to welcome new Deputy Superintendent, Patricia Wissinger to East Tennessee. The event will be held at the Calhoun’s Banquet Room in Gatlinburg, TN from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wissinger most recently served as Superintendent of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Atlanta where she developed many partnerships with the surrounding community. This will be the first opportunity for the public to meet the newest addition to the Park Management Team.
“Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a tradition of working cooperatively with local communities on many park issues,” said Wissinger. “I look forward to meeting our community members and begin building on the important relationships which have developed with our supporters throughout the years.”
The open house is hosted by the Great Smoky Mountains Association and Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park is planning a separate open house to be held in North Carolina at a later date.
Is this possibly an indication that Ms. Wissinger will become the next Superintendent - given that current Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson recently announced that he will be resigning after the new year?
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