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Great Falls gets acting superintendent for next several months

By Jayed Rahman
Published: June 16, 2020

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Floyd V. Myers, an official from the National Parks of New York Harbor, will serve as the acting superintendent of the Great Falls National Park in Paterson for the next several months.

Myers is temporarily replacing superintendent Darren Boch.

“I’m honored to have been entrusted with the responsibility of working in ‘Americas First Planned Industrial City,’” said Myers (pictured) in a statement late last month. “Being very familiar with an Urban Park setting, I’m anxious to join the park staff, partners and community to work toward preservation emphasis and programming for this special place.”

Myers, who served as chief of business development and partnerships at the National Parks of New York Harbor just before the Paterson assignment, will serve as acting superintendent of the Great Falls from June through September.

Boch was asked and accepted a 120-day detail as acting superintendent for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, a free-flowing 75-mile river that splits Pennsylvania and New York.

Boch’s professional development assignment runs from June 7 through early October.

“I fully intend to return to Paterson at the end of the detail to continue to work with you on building America’s greatest urban national park,” Boch wrote in an email to officials and stakeholders in mid-May.

Myers is handling the day-to-day operations of the Great Falls National Park in Boch’s absence.

Myers has worked at the Booker T. Washington National Monument and Central Alabama Parks, which includes Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, and Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.

Myers, who was assigned the acting post by the National Park Service, began his assignment in Paterson on June 8.

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