The Smokies’ biggest job

Alan Sumeriski, chief of facility management, was selected as Great Smoky Mountains National Park employee of the year for major accomplishments in improving park facilities. Sumeriski has led the park’s facility management workforce since 2007, which consists of about 160 permanent and seasonal staff, almost half of the park’s total staff. Facility management is the park’s largest and most complex division. It maintains 384 miles of roads, 146 bridges, 151 historic cemeteries, 42 water and 19 sewer systems, 10 campgrounds, 11 picnic areas, 800 miles of trails and 97 historic structures.

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