Secretary Jewell, Senator Alexander to Highlight Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships During Visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Office of the Secretary

TOWNSEND, TN – On Monday, March 3, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on a visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, focusing on the value of public-private partnerships to the region. Jewell and Alexander will recognize important community efforts that have benefitted the Park, and underscore the importance of these types of collaborations in preserving America's cultural heritage.

The Secretary and Senator Alexander will join regional stakeholders, local leaders and park officials for a discussion on the importance of public-private partnerships in conserving and honoring our country's shared history for future generations.

The discussion will be followed by an announcement regarding next steps for the region's Collections Preservation Center.

Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Lamar Alexander, U.S. Senator from Tennessee
Pedro Ramos, Acting Superintendent, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Bob Patterson, President, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

Regional officials and stakeholders


Secretary Jewell Visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

123 Cromwell Drive

Townsend, TN 37882


Monday, March 3
10:15 a.m. ET – Press Check-in
10:30 a.m. ET – Roundtable discussion
11:30 a.m. ET - Press Conference on next steps for Collections Preservation Center


Credentialed members of the media who wish to attend this event are encouraged to RSVP here no later than 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, February 28.

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