The WRPA Annual conference is less than 3 months away! Following are several items of information that we need to share with you.
First, registration for the conference is now open. Campbell County Parks and Recreation will soon be sending out emails with the registration forms, but you can get a head start by downloading the forms from the WRPA website at http://www.wyorpa.com/about-wrpa/annual-conference/
On the registration form, you will see that this year's conference fee has increased by $25 to $225. This fee has not been changed for several years, even though expenses associated with conferences have increased consistently over the last several years. This fee change was approved by the WRPA Board in order to meet the cost of rising expenses and still provide revenue to the association from conference.
To offset this fee increase, the schedule has been consolidated to minimize hotel and travel expenses. All classes for CEU's have been scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday, with optional tours moved to Monday before conference.
In conjunction with this, Campbell County has secured room rates starting at $64 a night at the host hotel, the Ramada Plaza. Be sure to make your reservations before Monday, September 16.
The Awards and Scholarship nomination form is also available on the Awards page of this website. All nomination forms need to be turned in by August 23, except for the Annual Conference Scholarship, which is due August 2.
We are also taking more orders for WRPA shirts. Shirt orders are also due August 2. Please designate size, men's or women's, and color (black, smoke, hyper blue, or ocean blue.) Shirts are $30 each. They will be available to pick up at conference.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Gillette in September.