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.
WRPA Board Elections 2017
The WRPA general membership elected its new board officers for 2017-18 at the Annual Business Luncheon held on October 6, 2017, in Cody, Wyoming.
2017 Scholarship Winners Recognized
The Wyoming Recreation and Parks Association awarded several scholarships at its 2017 Business Luncheon on Wednesday, October 4 in Cody, Wyoming. The scholarships and their recipients are as follows:
Beck Lake Bike Park and Trails
The Beck Lake Bike Park and Trails currently has about ten miles of purpose built trails, jump lines from beginner to advanced (rollers up to 6 foot lips and drops), a pump track, a drop zone and skills trails.
To help you succeed in 2018 we would like to give you a FREE Prep Course if you sign up to become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) by February, 28, 2018.
Whether you want to make a bigger impact on your community, keep your expertise fresh, or improve your professional status, becoming a CPRP will open the door to more and better opportunities.
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Officially, it’s been 10.5 years as Director of PAC. There were several years before that when the “idea” was brewing and the “Can we?” “Should we?” “How will we?” questions were being asked and answered. Altogether, the idea of, and the reality of PAC have occupied my professional life for quite a while...
It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce to you the new Director of PAC, Amber Anderson. She will be the “official” Director beginning December 1st, allowing for a few weeks of overlap in the Director’s office.
The Wyoming Recreation and Parks Association is pleased to announce that it has appointed a new Secretary, and two new General Board Members, effective December 2017.
Chase Judd from Pinedale has been appointed to the position of Secretary, replacing Julie “JJ” Huntley, who has resigned from the board in conjunction with her retirement. Chase will complete JJ’s term, which ends September 2018.
Mike Fink and Kason Walton have been appointed as General Board members. Mike Fink from Cody will complete Chase Judd’s general board member term, and Kason Walton from Laramie will complete Jim Wollenburg’s term. The term for both new members ends September 2018.
Marilee Jackson has also been appointed as the new Administration Section Chair, replacing JJ Huntley.
WRPA Incentive Plan Program
The Mission of the WRPA Incentive Program (WIP) is to increase membership participation in all aspects of the WRPA by providing an incentive plan that will reward members for their professional efforts and recognize members for years of service, involvement and contributions to the WRPA. The plan will encourage current WRPA members to continue their individual career growth and dedication to the field of Recreation and Parks.