Bandelier Superintendent Patrick Suddath To Speak During LWV Lunch With A Leader Feb. 17

Bandelier Supt. Patrick Suddath. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


The League of Women Voters monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader is slated for noon, Feb, 17, via Zoom. The leader will be Patrick Suddath, Superintendent of Bandelier National Monument since August 2021.

Born in Albuquerque, Suddath earned a Bachelor of Arts from New Mexico State University. He  has a strong background in cultural and natural resources. There is nothing more cultural than the Independence Natural Historic Park with the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall where he was deputy superintendent prior to coming to Bandelier. He also served as the Branch Chief of Ranger Activities at Glacier National Park and  held other leadership roles at Joshua Tree and Grand Canyon National Parks. Patrick began his career as a fire lookout and wild land firefighter in Mesa Verde National Park in 1989. He is happy to return home to New Mexico where he has many fond memories  growing up in Albuquerque and visiting the cliff dwellings of Bandelier, as well as hiking and skiing in the area that would become the Valles Caldera National Preserve. 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Feb 17, 2022 12:00 noon Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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