Welcome Paul Anderson as ANPR's President

I would like to kick the year off right by saying how glad I am today to have begun my duties as President of ANPR.

First I want to congratulate the newly elected Board members:

It will be a privilege to work with these excellent new members along with our continuing Board members on behalf of ANPR in “Building on our Legacy.” Those folks are Jan Lemons - Past President, Chris Reinhardt - Business Manager, Jonathan Shafer - Strategic Planning, Kayla Sanders - Education and Training, Jeanette Meleen - Fundraising, Elsa Hansen - Internal Communications, Reghan Tank - Membership Services, Bill Wade - Treasurer.

I also want to thank the Board members whose terms expired in 2019 for their service to the Board and to ANPR. We wouldn’t be where we are without their effort and leadership! I hope you will continue to help guide us into the future

During my term, I’m looking forward to working with you to accomplish big things. Over the last year, you helped the ANPR board identify significant needs you would like to see our organization address. In the months and years to come, my top priorities are to accomplish the goals we identified in ANPR’s strategic plan. In short, these are to:

We are capable of accomplishing great things, but that will only happen if we work together to make them happen. In the weeks ahead, those of you who shared your contact information at Rendezvous will begin to hear from board members about how you can help.

If you weren’t at Rendezvous and you want to help accomplish our strategic goals, get in touch with me. I’ll connect you with a board member who can help you apply your skills to improve the ranger profession and the NPS.

I am humbled to follow in the footsteps of presidents who have accomplished so much good for park rangers, and I’m looking forward to working with you as we build on that legacy to accomplish even more.

Welcome to 2020!

Paul Anderson
Association of National Park Rangers