2009 NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS
PAST AWARD WINNERS
FEDERAL LAND MANAGER – National Park Service – Theresa Kreidler
Since 1992, Theresa (Terry) Kreidler has been the volunteer program manager at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, California. With the inspiration and backing of her former park Superintendent Brian O’Neill, who recently passed away, Terry has been able to provide leadership in repositioning the role of volunteers at Golden Gate from the periphery into one that is central to the success of the park. She has accomplished this by gaining the trust and support of her staff in working with volunteers. Under Terry’s direction, the park produced the Golden Gate National Parks Volunteers-In-Parks Vision Plan. She provides a comprehensive VIP training program throughout the year which gives invaluable assistance to the other parks in the Pacific West Region. Terry has served as a member of the VIP Advisory Council and her program is consistently of the highest quality. With Terry at the forefront, Golden Gate’s volunteer program leads the way in the National Park Service, and perhaps among all land-managing agencies in the country in terms of scale and scope. Terry exemplifies the best in federal volunteer leadership. She is a recognized national leader in volunteerism in the NPS and has helped take volunteerism to unprecedented heights.
Acting National Park Service Director, Dan Wenk, Deputy Secretary of the Interior, David Hayes, accepting the award, Terry Kreidler, joining her, Director of Take Pride in America, Lisa Young.