Natchez Trace Parkway Budget Analyst Receives Prestigious Department of the Interior Superior Service Award
Lana Lollar, Budget Analyst for the Natchez Trace Parkway, received the Department of the Interior’s prestigious Superior Service Award. “Honor awards, such as the Superior Service Award, are the most prestigious recognition that can be granted by the Department of the Interior for career accomplishments and exceptional support of the Department,” explained Superintendent Mary Risser. “Ms. Lollar received the Superior Service Award in recognition of the significant contributions that she made to the Department through her outstanding service to the National Park Service’s budget program.”
“Ms. Lollar has served as the Budget Analyst for the Parkway since July 1988. Her vast technical knowledge, detailed analytics, ability to lead team efforts, and “can do” attitude have been critical components of her success,” stated Administrative Officer Laura Perdices. “She is an expert on the accounting and budget systems that the National Park Service uses and is repeatedly requested to assist the Southeast Regional Office (SER) and other parks with year-end budget closeouts.”
Among her many accomplishments in recent years, she helped to account for charges incurred during the Gulf Oil spill response, which enabled the government to recover millions of dollars in costs. The SER often calls upon Ms. Lollar to provide other parks with guidance, training, and expertise in accounting procedures. She recently added budget support to the Southeast Archeological Center to her portfolio; she provides financial planning, budget tracking, and project dollars management. In addition, she plans and manages the Parkway’s $11M+ budget across five divisions of the Parkway and always closes within 1/16th of 1% of the base budget.
“We are honored to recognize Lana’s many accomplishments,” Risser said.