National Park Service Director Mary Bomar Retires

National Park Service (NPS) Director Mary A. Bomar has announced she will retire on January 20, capping a 25-year federal career. Bomar became the 17th Director of the National Park Service on Oct. 17, 2006.

Secretary of the Interior-designate Ken Salazar has not yet been confirmed by the Senate, so there is no timetable for the naming of Bomar’s permanent replacement. Deputy Director Dan Wenk will serve as Acting Director until a new NPS Director is nominated and confirmed.

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  1. Any chance a historian will be appointed? NPS Chief Historian Bob Sutton, for example, is a seasoned insider who not only has academic credentials, but also came up through the NPS ranks.

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