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Pat McCrory, Governor
Donald R. Van Der Vaart, Secretary
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Charlie Peek
Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Meyer is new superintendent at Stone Mountain State Park

Raleigh -- Bill Meyer, a veteran ranger and park superintendent, has been named superintendent of Stone Mountain State Park in Wilkes and Alleghany counties, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.

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 Ohio, Meyer graduated from Ohio State University in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in forestry and natural resource management and also holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Urbana University. He worked as a forestry consultant before joining the state parks system in 1987 as a seasonal employee at William B. Umstead State Park. He became a ranger at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area later that year and was promoted to superintendent at Medoc Mountain State Park in 2009. He holds certifications in environmental education and advanced law enforcement.

“Bill’s combination of education and training, and long experience in our agency, will be invaluable as he guides one of the largest and most complex state parks in North Carolina,” said Mike Murphy, state parks director. “He has been an effective leader not only at Medoc Mountain, but among his peers within the state parks system.”

Stone Mountain State Park was established in 1969 and now encompasses 14,351 acres. It recorded 380,842 visits in 2014.