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December 14, 2011

Cambria native to head park district

JOHNSTOWN — A Salix native who served as the Flight 93 National Memorial project manager will now oversee western Pennsylvania’s five national parks.

Jeff Reinbold, 43, a 1986 Forest Hills graduate, has been picked to serve as National Parks of Western Pennsylvania superintendent. The post had been under temporary assignment since longtime administrator Joanne Hanley retired in January.

“Jeff Reinbold has both experience and vision,” said Dennis Reidenbach, northeast regional director for the National Park Service, “and his strong background in planning will be critical as we look to the long term vision for the parks of west­­ern Pennsylvania.”

The nation­al parks in western Pennsylvania are the Flight 93 Na­tional Memorial, Johnstown Flood Memorial and Allegheny Portage Railroad Historic Site in this area as well as Fort Necessity National Battlefield and Friendship Hill National Historic site in Fayette County.

Park service officials noted that Reinbold has led planning and partnership efforts through­out the country, protected Civil War battlefields and found new ways to make parks relevant to wider audiences.

“We’ve been fortunate in this area, in that we have a long history of support for these parks from volunteers and the community,” Reinbold said.

“I’m looking forward to the chance to connect people to their parks so they can continue to support and feel proud of them.”

Reinbold replaces Keith Newlin, who had been serving a year-long temporary assignment as superintendent since January while the initial phase of the Flight 93 monument was being completed.

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