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Jakubowski is new superintendent at Medoc Mountain State Park

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Pat McCrory, Governor
Susan Kluttz, Secretary
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Charlie Peek
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Monday, October 5, 2015

Jakubowski is new superintendent at Medoc Mountain State Park

Raleigh -- Joel Jakubowski, a veteran ranger, has been named superintendent of Medoc Mountain State Park in Halifax County, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Jakubowski succeeds Bill Meyer, who was named superintendent at Stone Mountain State Park in May.

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, community outreach and environmental education.

A native of Michigan, Jakubowski graduated from Lake Superior State University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation and an associate’s degree in natural resources technology. He worked as a seasonal employee and ranger at Michigan state parks before joining the division as a ranger at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park in 2008. He later served as a ranger at Lake Norman State Park and Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.

Jakubowski has certifications in environmental education and intermediate law enforcement, and in 2014, was presented a parks system commendation for exemplary public safety service.

“Joel has been a conscientious, dedicated ranger in a variety of state park settings, and will continue his high standard of professionalism at Medoc Mountain State Park,” said Mike Murphy, state parks director. “We will value his leadership as the park continues to develop its role and contribute economically to the community.”

Medoc Mountain State Park was established in 1972 and now encompasses 3,893 acres. It recorded 109,573 visitors in 2014.