As the Deputy Vice President for Government Affairs, Emily Douce helps manage the department and advocates for additional funding for national parks, both through appropriations and supplementary sources.
She has been instrumental in helping secure additional funding for national parks with the passage of the National Park Service Centennial Act, Great American Outdoors Act and national park transit and transportation funding through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. She has also led the charge to oppose Administration proposals that seek to drastically increase national park entrance fees. She leads the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition comprised of travel and tourism, outdoor industry, conservation and historic preservation groups to advocate for additional park funding with Congress and the Administration. She has a M.S. in Environmental Resource Policy from The George Washington University and a B.S. from Texas A&M University. Prior to working at NPCA, she worked at Marine Conservation Institute on ocean conservation issues.