Partners Outdoors 2012 Meeting Scheduled

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December 22, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Partners Outdoors 2012 will take place at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va, running Jan. 8-12.

According to a press release, recreation community leaders from the public and private sectors will "build and enhance partnerships to develop ideas to improve recreation fee programs."

General session topics will include: current findings on park visitors; accomplishments and challenges of the current federal recreation fee programs; options for future recreation fee programs; creative strategies to meet the financial needs of public recreation programs; new strategies to connect health, education and tourism and the great outdoors.

Confirmed speakers include: Craig Crutchfield, chief of the Interior Branch at the Office of Management and Budget; Bruce Peacock, chief of the Environmental Quality Division of the National Park Service; Mary Coulombe, chief of Natural Resources Management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Kitty Benzar, president of the Western Slope No-Fee Coalition; and John Flood, chief of the Sustainment and Community Services Branch at Langley Air Force Base.

Participation in the event is by invitation only. For information, contact Catherine Ahern at

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