Published On: Thu, Feb 5th, 2015

Public Open Houses to welcome new Park Superintendent 

 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials invite the public to four open house opportunities to meet and welcome new Superintendent Cassius Cash to the Smokies. Two open houses will be held in North Carolina and two will be held in Tennessee.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials invite the public to four open house opportunities to meet and welcome new Superintendent Cassius Cash to the Smokies.  (NPS photo)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials invite the public to four open house opportunities to meet and welcome new Superintendent Cassius Cash to the Smokies. (NPS photo)

The open house events will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 4-6pm at the Oconaluftee Administration Building adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee; Thursday, Feb. 19 from 4-6pm at the Barn Event Center in Townsend, Tenn.; Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 4-6pm at the Historic Calhoun House in Bryson City; and Thursday, Feb. 26 from 4-6pm at the Calhoun’s Banquet Room in Gatlinburg, Tenn..

Cash most recently served as Superintendent of Boston African American National Historic Site and Boston National Historical Park where he developed many partnerships with the surrounding community. This will be the first opportunity for the public to meet the Superintendent who begins working at the Smokies on Feb. 9.

“Great Smoky Mountains National Park is surrounded by incredible communities with a long tradition of supporting the park,” said Superintendent Cash. “I look forward to meeting and working with park neighbors as we continue building relationships and partnerships that enable us to protect this special place together.”

The open house events are hosted by Friends of the Smokies, Great Smoky Mountains Association, the Townsend-Walland Business Alliance, the City of Townsend, and the Historic Calhoun House. Light refreshments will be served.

 – NPS

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