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2017 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

FRPA has released our Legislative Priorities for the 2017 Legislative Session.  Be sure you familiarize yourself with the priorities in these general areas.  As the Session progresses FRPA Elerts will be emailed directly to members so you can stay up-to-date on the specific bills we are following on your behalf.

ROADMAP TO HEALTHY LIVING

The Florida Department of Agriculture: Roadmap to Healthy Living map has been updated with parks submitted by agencies throughout the state. This map features local data, including diet related figures. Now there are parks listed on there to connect people to active opportunities. Click the image below to be taken to the website. To access the Parks layer, click "layers" and make sure "Parks & Recreation" is checked.

WHAT'S HAPPENING

The following are news items and press releases featuring members and agencies. If you have a news item to share, send it to FRPA.

3/2/17
Greg Scott, Director of Suwannee Parks and Recreation, receives Chamber Award

11/9/16
Miami-Dade Park's Maria Nardi receives AIA Miami Top Honor [Miami-Dade County]
 

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YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

The 2017 FRPA Awards Program Submission Cycle is now open. Awards categories span individuals, groups, and agencies. Now is the time to nominate the many individuals, organizations and agencies deserving of recognition for the work they are accomplishing on behalf of parks and recreation. Download information on awards, and nominate today!

Has your agency built a new park or facility in the last year? Redesigned or updated an existing feature? Show it off in the 2017 Facility Showcase in the Winter edition of The FRPA Journal. Each year, The Journal features newly designed or renovated park or recreation facility spaces that serve the community. This feature is not only a chance to show a glimpse of the hard work that went into the project, it also serves as a sort of yearbook of the achievements made throughout the state. The submission period for the 2017 Facility Showcase is now open. Download the 2017 Application here. Applications are due by May 1, 2017.

2017 ELECTION RESULTS

Congratulations to our newly elected Officers: 
Felicia Donnelly, President Elect
Jennifer Cirillo, Vice President of Finance
Sidney Kittila, Vice President. 
All will assume their new leadership roles at the 2017 Conference Installation and Awards Ceremony.  Thanks to all who committed to be on the slate of officers and to those of you who actively participated in the election by casting a vote.

LEARN MORE

We often get notice of webinars, classes and trainings that are offered by outside state and national organizations. In an effort to communicate them to you in a timely manner, a webpage has been developed and will be kept up-to-date with upcoming classes. These are meant to be informational. These classes are not available for CEU credit through FRPA.

FRPA TURNS 75 YEARS OLD


The Florida Recreation and Park Association is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. Check out the fun by clicking the image above. 

Once again, LEGOLAND Florida is providing a discount ticket program to summer camp programs.  The program includes entrance tickets from June 1 through August 31, 2017.  For detailed information on the program and what is included in the program for your summer camps, visit FRPA LEGOLAND Ticket Program.

TAMPA BAY RAYS DAYS WITH FRPA

 The Tampa Bay Rays have once again committed to providing FRPA Days With the Rays to local government summer recreation programs.  In 2017, there will be two days your summer camp participants can enjoy this fun filled outing.  Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 21 (vs. Reds) and Wednesday, July 26 (vs. Orioles).  Mark your calendars now and plan on having more great Days With the Rays.  Download Information


CONNECT LEARN AND LEAD WITH FRPA MEMBERSHIP


 

2017 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE VIDEO SERIES

FRPA is pleased to provide the 2017 Legislative Update video series. Thanks to our very generous VIP sponsors for making these videos possible.

Session Update #1
This video features FRPA Governmental Representative Lester Abberger, and Steve Bousquet, Tampa Bay Times' Tallahassee Bureau Chief with a look ahead at this year's session.
 

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