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Phone: (301) ***-****  
Local Address:  Bethesda , Maryland , United States

Employment History


  • bachelors degree
    Iowa State University
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Web References
American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration :: Current Membership, 16 Jan 2009 [cached]
William C. Beckner, President CEHP Incorporated P.O. Box 70756 Chevy Chase, MD 20813 P: (301) 656-6250 F: (301) 656-6251
From William C. Beckner, ..., 1 Jan 2009 [cached]
From William C. Beckner, president, CEHP Incorporated, Chevy Chase, Maryland
William Beckner, 27 June 2008 [cached]
William C. "Bill" Beckner is President of Conservation, Environment and Historic Preservation (CEHP) Incorporated of Chevy Chase, Maryland.CEHP provides management, planning, and consulting services to federal state and local park, recreation and resource management organizations.
Beckner began his career in parks and recreation in 1966 as a Recreation Specialist in the United States Air Force.Following his military service, Beckner obtained a bachelors degree from Iowa State University and a MRPA from Clemson University.During his MRPA program he worked as a Ranger/Naturalist for the National Park Service on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
In 1975, Beckner was worked for the Mississippi State Park Commission developing an interpretive program, and then moved on to the Oregon State Park System where he served as the Director of Long Range Planning including preparation of the Oregon Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) and the state park's capital improvement plans.In 1977, Beckner became the Chief Naturalist for the Fairfax County Park Authority of Virginia.After many years there, in 1985, Beckner was selected to lead a detailed strategic planning process for the Authority and subsequently to implement the completed plan.Then in February of 1989 Beckner was appointed the Director of the Park Authority and served in that capacity until December of 1993, when he resigned and formed his own consulting business.
Throughout his career Bill has made numerous presentations at national and regional conferences for NRPA, the Association of Interpretive Naturalists (AIN, now known as National Association of Interpretation [NAI]), the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO) and various state associations.Much of his service has been focused on efforts to improve park and recreation opportunities and resources for all organizations.He served on the President's Commission on Americans Outdoors, Land Resources Committee; as a Member of the Planning Regulations Team for the Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Act; as a Task Force Member and co-author of elements for the National Urban Recreation Study; and the Nationwide Outdoor Recreation Plan.He also served as the Chair of the Professional Services Committee, Professional Ethics Committee and Education Committee for AIN; Chair of the Legislative and Education Committees for NACPRO, and as a member of the Program Committee for NRPA since 2003.In addition, Beckner has been a member of the Natural Resource Council of America since 1978 and is on the Advisory Committee for the Virginia Tech Natural Resource Management Graduate School.
While Beckner has received a number of local individual honors, his major accomplishments have been recognition for his Agency.
About Ellen & Leisure Lifestyle, 13 Oct 2008 [cached]
Bill Beckner, CEHP's President is an experienced and successful project manager, consultant, planner and manager. Beckner has extensive experience in needs assessment, process improvement, operational audits, strategic planning and park, recreation and open space master planning.
MNSUN - News, 13 Jan 2005 [cached]
The process took the needs assessment of the parks and projected to see what kinds of things might be in demand down the road, said Bill Beckner, president of CEHP.
Using feedback from residents, the next step would be to prioritize what kinds of things would be in the plan and then bring those priorities back again for more public comment, Beckner said.
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