Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

National Park Service Honors Staff Of Johnson Historic Site

July 28, 2009, 7:28 am

Three prestigious National Park Service Awards have been presented to the staff of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site for their roles in the Andrew Johnson Bicentennial.

The awards were presented to Administrative Officer Anita Clark, Operations Chief Jim Small, and the staff of the National Historic Site as a whole, for "educating the country about the Andrew Johnson story and sharing his legacy as part of the 'Road to the White House' NPS Centennial project and the Andrew Johnson Bicentennial and community celebration."

The awards were presented during the National Park Service superintendents meeting held earlier this month.

Superior Service Honors Awards were presented to Administrative Officer Clark and Operations Chief Small for what the news release described as "their leadership and outstanding public service during the 2008-2009 Andrew Johnson Bicentennial Celebration."

Lizzie Watts, superintendent of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, pointed out in the release that "Most Park Service employees rarely receive this prestigious award anytime throughout their career, and I am very proud of both of them.

"They deserve recognition for their dedication to the Bicentennial and for developing new partnerships to help the park share the Andrew Johnson story throughout the nation and here in Greeneville."