New Outer Banks parks chief hails from Arizona
Barclay Trimble, deputy superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona since 2007, will oversee Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
The assignment was announced by NPS Southeast Regional Director David Vela.
“Barclay recognizes the value of being attuned to park resources and advancing park goals through partnerships and collaboration,” Vela said is a statement.
Trimble will replace Mike Murray, who retired at the end of July.
Trimble also served as acting superintendent in the Grand Canyon for several months, managing 535 employees, the statement said.
In his 21-year career, Trimble served in several business finance positions, including recreation fee manager for the Intermountain Region, chief of finance for the Washington Office Concessions Division, acting chief of business management at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and management assistant with Denali National Park in Alaska and the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington.
The positions gave him experience in developing park plans and working with local communities balancing nature with community needs, the statement said.
Trimble comes to the Outer Banks as a controversy continues over stricter management and fees for driving on seashore beaches.
He graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio where he earned a bachelor degree in of business administration, accounting in 1989.
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