My name is Darla (Decker) Cotton and I have been employed with Campbell County Parks and Recreation since May of 1991 starting out in the aquatics division as a maintenance person and then becoming a WSI, LGI, CPROI, CPR & AEDI and supervisor in the aquatics division. I started my career with Arizona State University while going to school working for Public Events in the aquatics division before moving back to Wyoming in February 1991.  I moved from the aquatics division to the recreation division in 1994 and moved to an administrative role in 2010 when I became the IT for our department. I am involved with all divisions including parks and golf in my current position as the IT and hope this will help facilitate topics for the administration section of WRPA. I look forward to working with each of you and meeting with the administrative section of my colleagues in Wyoming Recreation and Parks Association.

- Darla Cotton

Article from the September 2019 NRPA Magazine about the importance of being cautious about Social Media posts and responses. 

"We are always being watched.”

This concept is tough to conceive, but the truth of the matter is: As individuals and institutions, we are always being watched. Social media and other social platforms have magnified this concept to an entirely different level."

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