On a beautiful tile map of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, in the Draper Natural History section of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the WRPA held its 2017 Awards Banquet.
The following WRPA awards were presented in Cody on October 4, 2017, unless otherwise noted.
The Citation Award for an Individual was presented to Dr. Will Atkinson from Evanston for his many years of service on the Evanston Parks and Recreation District Board. Dr. Atkinson was not able to attend the banquet, so his award was presented at the ERPD Board Meeting on October 23, 2017. Read his nomination letter here. 2017 Will Atkinson WRPA Citation
The Citation Award for an Organization was presented to the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. The Department was recognized for working with the WRPA Aquatics section in regards to updating state pool codes. Read the nomination letter here. 2017 Citation Organization- Dept of Agriculture
The Young Professional Awards was presented to Katie Blood. Katie works for Green River Parks and Recreation as the Recreation Center Supervisor Read her nomination letter here. Katie Blood Nomination Letter
The Outstanding Professional Award was presented to Sherry Schumacher from Green River. Sherry works for Green River Parks and Recreation as a Recreation Supervisor. Read her nomination letter here. Sherry Schumacher Nomination Letter
The WRPA Fellow Award was presented to Jill Harkness from Jackson. Jill works for Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation as a Recreation Programmer. Jill was also a former WRPA President. Read her nomination letter here. Jill Harkness Nomination Letter