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  • Alexcy Romero began his career with the National Park Service as a Public Health Sanitarian and then Park Manager with the National Park Service a little over 30 years ago. He considers himself an urban park manger and has worked at National Parks in New York and the District of Columbia metropolitan area. Alex began working at Gateway National Recreation Area (NY) in 1991 as the Public Health Sanitarian focusing on Environmental Health Issues for the parks of New York Harbor. In 1997 he accepted a position in park operations as the District Manager of Breezy Point, overseeing Jacob Riis Park, Fort Tilden, Breezy Point and Frank Charles Park. In 2003, Alex moved from New York to Virginia to begin a new assignment as the Assistant Superintendent of Prince William Forest Park. Shortly after in 2005, he accepted the position as the Deputy Superintendent of National Capital Parks East and became the Superintendent in 2010. The parks he managed in Maryland and District of Columbia included Frederick Douglas NHS, Mary McLeod Bethune NHS, Carter Woodson NHS, Anacostia Park, and several other parks. In 2013 Alex accepted the Superintendent position of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, one of the most highly visited parks in the National Park System located in Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia. Some of the sites included the Arlington House/Robert E. Lee Memorial, Clara Barton National Historic Site, and Great Falls Park. In 2017, he served as the acting Commissioner for the National Parks of New York Harbor where he worked with the superintendents of the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan Sites and Gateway National Recreation Area. Finally, October 2018, Alex accepted the Superintendent position for Fire Island National Seashore, a barrier island located on the south shore of Long Island, New York. There he manages a very dynamic seashore park that are bookend with two historic sites, the William Floyd Estate, and the Fire Island Lighthouse. Alex has managed a full portfolio of park resources and provided oversight of historic sites, house museums, memorials, recreational areas, natural and wildlife habitats, wilderness area, CERCLA sites, and scenic easements within the National Park boundaries. He has collaborated with a variety of organizations, from newly created non-profits to well established partner organizations and has led multi-million-dollar planning and construction projects to improve memorials, historic homes, marshes, and recreational areas. Alex’s career has navigated him overseeing some of our most iconic American landmarks including the United State Marine Corps War Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Stonewall, Frederick Douglas NHS, Arlington House, and Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Memorial. With over 30 years of land management experience, his attention has been focused on “paying it forward” and offering guidance and mentorship to the future generation of resource stewards.