New Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Announced


Last updated 4/16/2021 at 1:56pm

Tracy Swartout, a 21-year National Park Service (NPS) veteran, has been named as the new Blue Ridge Parkway superintendent, effective May 23.

Often described as "America's Favorite Drive," the Blue Ridge Parkway makes its way along 469 miles offering scenic and breathtaking views of the Appalachian Highlands. The Parkway, a unit of the NPS, enters Transylvania County at milepost 407.5 and exits at milepost 423.5.

"We are excited to select Tracy to lead one of the country's most visited parks in the National Park system," said Stan Austin, NPS South Atlantic-Gulf regional director. "Tracy i...

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