August 19, 2016

Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell has appointed David G. Brickley of Woodbridge, Virginia and president of the September 11 th National Memorial Trail Alliance, to a 5-year term as a member of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission.

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission is composed of 19 members and was established by Congress to advise the Secretary and the National Park Service on policies and matters relating to the administration and development of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Mr. Brickley’s appointment was a recommendation of Commonwealth of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

David Brickley noted: “I am honored by this appointment by Secretary of Interior Jewell and I thank Governor McAuliffe for his recommendation. The 184-mile C&O Canal Towpath along the Potomac River is one of the great historic and recreational jewels of America. We must insure that it continues to receive the support and care required for enjoyment by current and future generations.”

In addition to serving as the founding president of the September 11 th National Memorial Trail Alliance which is leading the effort for a 1,300-mile on-road and off-road trail connecting the three September 11, 2001 national memorials, Mr. Brickley is an attorney in Northern Virginia. He previously served from 1998 to 2001 as Director of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation which was awarded recognition as the “Best Managed State Park System in America” under his leadership. From 1967 to 1998 David Brickley was an elected member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was best known for sponsoring legislation creating the Virginia Railway Express, Virginia’s commuter rail system; as well as chief sponsor of legislation enacting Virginia’s Child Health Insurance program, and authorization for elected school boards in the commonwealth. Mr. Brickley’s prior military service included a tour in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

For further information contact David Brickley at 911Trail@comcast.net or 703-628- 5007.

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