January 22, 2014
The following is a press release from the National Park Service.
INDEPENDENCE, CA — On January 16, the National Park Service (NPS) announced that Colin Smith, currently the Chief Ranger at Olympic National Park in Washington, has been selected to serve as Acting Superintendent of Manzanar National Historic Site from late January through March, 2014. He will temporarily replace Les Inafuku, who retired from the NPS on January 3.
Smith has worked for the NPS since 1989. His previous permanent assignments, all in law enforcement, include Point Reyes National Seashore, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Canyonlands National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park. He also served as a seasonal Park Ranger at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Devil’s Postpile National Monument.