|18th Director of the National Park Service|
September 24, 2009 – January 3, 2017
Dan Wenk (Acting)|
Mary A. Bomar
|Succeeded by||Mike Reynolds (Acting)|
|Born||26 June 1953|
|Alma mater||College of William and Mary|
Jonathan B. Jarvis (born June 26, 1953) served as the 18th Director of the United States National Park Service, confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 2009. He retired from federal service on January 3, 2017. He was serving as regional director for the Pacific West Region when, on July 10, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Jarvis for the directorship following the resignation of Mary A. Bomar on January 20, 2009, the day of President Obama's inauguration. A career civil servant, Jarvis had been with the service for over 30 years.
Jarvis retired from his position on January 3, 2017; following longstanding precedent of retiring when a new president took office.
Prior to his work as regional director, Jarvis served for three years as the superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park in Ashford, Washington. He was superintendent of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve in Alaska during the 1990s.
Jarvis is a co-author of the book The Future of Conservation in America: A Chart for Rough Water (University of Chicago Press, 2018).
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Mary A. Bomar
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