Park Service Southeast Regional Director David Vela today announced the
selection of Barclay Trimble to be the next superintendent for the
Outer Banks Group of national parks -- Cape Hatteras National Seashore,
Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic
Trimble has served as the deputy superintendent of Grand Canyon
National Park in Arizona since 2007. He will assume his new
duties in late October.
“Barclay recognizes the value of being attuned to park resources and
advancing park goals through partnerships and collaboration,” Vela
said. “With his strong skills of working with park partners,
employees, local constituents, and the surrounding communities on a
variety of issues that affect both the park and local communities while
furthering the National Park Service mission of preserving and
protecting the magnificent resources found on the Outer Banks, Barclay
is an obvious choice for this position.”
Trimble also served as acting superintendent in the Grand Canyon, one
of America’s iconic symbols, for seven months, during which he managed
a staff of 535 employees.
“My wife and family are looking forward to living near a seashore
environment and are excited about experiencing life on those beautiful,
dynamic barrier islands,” stated Trimble.
In his 21-year career, and prior to the Grand Canyon, Barclay 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, D.C. With all of these positions, he gained
experience in developing park plans and working with local communities
to balance nature with community needs.
Trimble graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he
earned a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting in