Release date: Immediate
Contact(s): Kristina Heister
(570) 729-8251 ext 2225
Jessica Weinman will arrive on February 3, 2020 as the acting superintendent of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. She will serve in this position until approximately May 30, 2020.
Weinman currently serves as the Facility Manager at Steamtown National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service. Steamtown NHS located in Scranton, Pennsylvania was created to preserve the history of steam railroading in America, concentrating on the era 1850 through 1950.
“I am very appreciative of the opportunity to serve as acting superintendent for Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. I feel truly honored to assist, even for a short time, with the protection of this site.
I chose the National Park Service as a career because it allowed me to contribute to public education and the preservation of our country’s diverse resources, history, and culture. I am very excited to be part of a team that actively aims to successfully manage such an important local and national resource.” said Weinman. “I look forward to working with my National Park Service colleagues, park visitors, partners, and the local community.”
Wienman began her National Park Service career as a seasonal park guide at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Since then she has served in a variety of facility management positions in parks throughout the country, including Wind Cave National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Zion National Park. These positions provided a strong foundation in carpentry, asset management, facilities management databases, preservation and maintenance of historic and non-historic buildings and structures, roofing, electrical, plumbing and other trades. She has demonstrated her leadership skills as the Chief of Facilities at Devils Tower National Monument and, since 2017, as the Chief of Facilities at Steamtown National Historic Site where she manages a budget of over $3 million dollars and leads a staff of approximately 30 individuals. She was the recipient of the Intermountain Region Facility Management Excellence Award in both 2010 and 2014.
Originally from Rennerdale, PA, Jessica now lives in Pleasant Mount, PA. In her leisure time, Jessica enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with family, and traveling.
Photo Caption: Jessica Weinman, Acting Superintendent, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.