George Gorman, Jr.Deputy Regional Director New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
George Gorman’s career with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation began in 1977 as a summer seasonal Park Worker at Jones Beach State Park. Through New York State Civil Service examinations and hard work, he has successfully risen to Deputy Regional Director overseeing park operations for 32 state parks on Long Island. He has also served as Regional Director under the appointment of Governor George E. Pataki.
In 2006, George Gorman successfully advanced to Deputy Regional Director and responsible for the administration and management of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Long Island Region. Today, responsibilities include all aspects for the Long Island State Park Region and full oversight of a budget exceeding $35 million dollars. He supervises and administers personnel programs of nearly 2500 employees. Responsibilities include managing 32 state parks and historic sites and nearly 35,000 acres of parkland. He reviews all regional capital construction programs and ensures safe and enjoyable recreational experiences for nearly 20 million park visitors annually.