About the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.


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Commissioners

James F. Hall, Executive Director

David H. Mortimer

S. Lloyd Tulp

D. Bryce O’Brien II

Philip H. White

Barnabas McHenry

James E. Hanson II

Sophie Heymann

Jeanette A. Redden

We work alongside The Palisades Interstate Park Commission, formed in 1900, which directly operates the Palisades Interstate Park system in New Jersey and New York.

In 1937, a Compact was authorized to create a single Palisades Interstate Park Commission as a joint corporate municipal instrumentality of the States of New Jersey and New York, and the President of the United States approved the joint resolution granting consent of Congress to the Compact. The Compact provided that the Palisades Interstate Park continue to exist and be maintained in the two States as an Interstate Park. The States pledged faithful cooperation in the future planning, improvement, development, maintenance, government, and management of the park.

The Governor of New York and the Governor of New Jersey each appoints five Commissioners to the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, who serve staggered five-year terms. The Commissioners serve without pay.