Delaware Water Gap gets new superintendent


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PHILADELPHIA—National Park Service (NPS) Northeast Regional Director Gay Vietzke has named Sula Jacobs as the next superintendent of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. She succeeds John Donahue, who retired last year.

“Delaware Water Gap is a dynamic park with a number of significant challenges, including significant deferred maintenance and two damaging storms from this past winter,” said Vietzke. “Sula Jacobs has the strong business experience to manage both the day to day concerns and the surprises that nature sometimes brings to a vast recreation area. She will be an asset to park operations and a friend to the community.”

“Having grown up near the Delaware River,” Jacobs said in a statement, “I have spent many happy days floating down the river - enjoying the view, appreciating the time with family and friends. I am thrilled to join the talented team, partners, and community at Delaware Water Gap. I look forward to working with the team to protect the park and serve visitors.”

Jacobs comes to Delaware Water Gap from Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, where she has worked since 2014. Before that, she oversaw operations as deputy superintendent at Biscayne National Park in Florida. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Jacobs earned her undergraduate degree at Washington and Lee University

in economics and East Asian studies. She began her NPS career in 2005 as a management analyst in the Office of the Comptroller in er, D.C.

The Delaware Water Gap Recration Area has been without a peJrmanent superintendent since December 2017 when Donahue retired after 14 years. It has been run by acting superintendents. The current acting superintendent, Tom Ross, will return to his New Jersey home base in mid-August.

Jacobs was unavailable for an interview,

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