LNHP Superintendent Michael Creasey’s New Role

Superintendent Michael Creasey standing befor the LNHP float in the 2011 City of Lights Parade

It was inevitable that Lowell National Historical Park Superintendent Michael Creasey would be advancing in the National Park Service. His successful session at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University along with the obvious respect his views seem to have within the Park Service make it unsurprising that Creasey would be chosen for another role – and one that involved “visioning” for the future of the National Park Service. His next assignment will take him to the Conservation Study Institute at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vermont. Creasey will have left behind an important mark on Lowell – the Park and the partnerships. He will be missed but Assistant Superintendent Peter Aucella will step-in as Acting-Superintendent in his usual excellent manner.

From the notification to all Lowell park employees:

Dear Colleagues,

As the National Park Service prepares for our centennial, we are placing a
great deal of emphasis on developing a strong network for innovation and
creativity that will allow us to test new ideas and techniques to accomplish the work of the NPS and expand our role in the conservationcommunity.   As envisioned in the Director’s Call to Action, much of this effort will be driven by the Conservation Study Institute at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vermont. The Institute and the park will require proven visionary leadership to meet these lofty goals.

I am pleased to announce that Michael Creasey will be the next Superintendent of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP and Executive Director of the Conservation Study Institute.  Lowell has a fantastic track record under Michael’s leadership as a pioneer park, envisioning new, collaborative ideas and implementing new programs.  Michael’s experience working with the outstanding, creative leaders at Lowell make him the ideal candidate for this challenging dual role.

Michael will leave for Vermont in February and while we search for the next
permanent Superintendent at Lowell, Assistant Superintendent Peter Aucella
will serve as acting superintendent and I hope that you will join me in
supporting Peter during this assignment.


Dennis Reidenbach
Regional Director
Northeast Region
200 Chestnut Street, Suite 502
Philadelphia, PA   19106

Read his comments in Jen Meyers breakingnews story here at lowellsun.com.


2 Responses to LNHP Superintendent Michael Creasey’s New Role

  1. PaulM says:

    With Michael at the Lowell Park, big things happened: Public Matters Leadership Program, Kerouac “On the Road” Scroll exhibit, world premiere of Cambodian opera “Where Elephants Weep,” Innovative Cities Conference, 30th Anniversary Park celebration and roadmap to the near future, plans for trolley line expansion, collaborative effort to reconstruct and reuse Appleton Mills, continued growth of Lowell Folk Festival and the Tsongas Industrial History Center education programs, and more.