Deputy Superintendent John Cannella Selected as National Trails and Rivers Systems Program Manager
John Cannella has been selected as the National Park Service’s new National Trails and Rivers Systems program manager! Many of you know and have worked with John for years. Most recently, he served a six month detail helping NPS by filling in behind Rita Hennessy. John can be contacted at John_Cannella@nps.gov.
John brings a great depth of knowledge, experience, and passion about the NPS, our national special area systems, our partners, and the challenges and opportunities facing our Rivers and Trails systems. He will be officially starting on November 8, 2020 and will continue to live in and work out of the NPS office in Santa Fe, NM.
John grew up in northern New York state spending time in nearby woods, experiencing the streams and lakes of the area, and listening to his grandfather’s stories, especially the ones relaying time in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Over the last two decades John has been in the Southwest, where he joined the NPS in 2004.
He’s been an integral partner and friend for OCTA over many, many years, and though we will sincerely miss him in his capacity in the National Trails Office, we look forward to our new relationship with him as he takes over this important new position.
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