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Pat McCrory, Governor
Susan Kluttz, Secretary
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Charlie Peek
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Davidson new superintendent at Morrow Mountain State Park

Raleigh -- Jeffery Davidson Jr., a veteran ranger and park superintendent, has been named superintendent of Morrow Mountain State Park in Stanly County, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. He succeeds Greg Schneider, who accepted a position as superintendent of Lake Norman State Park.

A superintendent is the chief of operations and administration at a state park or state recreation area with wide-ranging responsibilities for staffing, training, law enforcement, visitor services, natural resource protection and environmental education.

A native of Asheboro, Davidson graduated in 2005 from Campbell University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He has worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, North Carolina State University, Campbell University and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. In 2008, Davidson was hired as a park ranger at Lumber River State Park and in 2012, was promoted to park superintendent at Raven Rock State Park. He holds certifications in environmental education, intermediate law enforcement, canoe/kayak program leader, wildland firefighting and emergency medical first response.

“Jeffery combines extensive experience in all phases of park operations with deep knowledge of the region as a native son,” said Mike Murphy, state parks director.  “He is well suited to guide Morrow Mountain, one of the oldest and busiest state parks in central North Carolina.”

Morrow Mountain State Park was established in 1935, and now encompasses 4,496 acres. It reported visitation of 438,092 in 2015.