Committee List

Below is a list of opportunities to help lead the direction of your professional association. Some are related to the Strategic Plan and others are general committees/workgroups/task forces of the Association.  We have provided you a description of each as well as an estimate of the time commitment for each. If you would like to volunteer with one of these groups, email Eleanor with the name of the committee or workgroup and your full contact information by July 28th. Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.


Development Committee
The Committee will be responsible for creating a fundraising component of the Association.  This would be non-dues revenue generation plan to assure the Association’s future financial stability. Time commitment:  Anticipate in 2022, meetings will be via conference call.  Estimate maximum of four calls each lasting one hour.

Awards Committee
This committee reviews the Association awards program, reviews awards submissions, and approves awards to be presented at the Annual Conference. Time commitment:  A preliminary meeting is held via conference call in the Fall.  The first review session is in early June (expect a 10 hour commitment over several weeks to review applications), and the second review session is in early July (expect a 10 hour commitment to review applications).  The committee does not hold in-person meetings, all meetings are via conference call.

2022 Conference Committee
The Annual Conference Committee plans and oversees the delivery of the Association’s premier educational and networking gathering for the membership.  Subcommittees include Exhibit Hall, Registration, Host and Hospitality, Fitness, Marketing, Volunteer Coordination, Speaker Check In and CEU Processing, Service Project and others that may be necessary.  For most subcommittees, we seek multiple chairs to make the workload more convenient. Time commitment:  The Committee usually meets on-site at the conference location in the Fall (if we are repeating a conference site, this on-site meeting would be in July).  All other meetings are held via conference call.  Specific time commitment is dependent on the subcommittee, however most work is done on-site at the event.  Committee members are expected to be on-site at the conference location Saturday afternoon before conference kicks off on Monday.

Editorial Committee
The Editorial Committee helps to prepare articles and content for the FRPA Journal and the Covering the Bases Newsletter. Time commitment: One meeting each quarter by phone or online conference. Possible gathering or authoring of articles.

FLREC: Florida Recreation eSports Council
FRPA has established a Council to help educate and inform agencies about the importance and inclusiveness of esports. If you have experience in this area and would like to be a part of the Council that will help establish Florida as a recreational esports leader, please apply. Time commitment: One meeting each month by phone/zoom. 

Membership Workgroup
The Membership workgroup is a critically important group of dedicated individuals.  You will be an ambassador for all things FRPA.  Members will be familiar with all Association offerings and programs.  These individuals must be “sold” on FRPA and willing to talk to others about the FRPA experience.  This year’s committee will be working on building connectivity within your Region through zoom breakout meetings, social networking and informal chats, and many other ways of engaging your fellow members.  You are the face of FRPA as much as the Board and Staff.  Time commitment:  All workgroup meetings are held via conference call.  Time for other activities for networking, connecting and socializing will be minimal (30 minute sessions – maybe 3 in the coming year), and fully supported technologically by FRPA.

Training and Education Committee
This committee reviews and selects proposals for the annual conference; assists in the content selection and development of workshops delivered on a regional basis; assists with on-site logistics for the workshops; and assists in visioning for future training and development needs.
Time commitment:  The Committee will meet virtually in 2021 to review proposals for the 2022 conference sessions.  There is often a meeting of this Committee in conjunction with the Retreat (lodging and meals covered by FRPA).

Strategic Plan Pillar Workgroups
These are workgroups (4) of the Strategic Plan, charged with the responsibility of implementing strategic plan initiatives within the health; community building; environmental resiliency and sustainability; and economic impact and development pillars.  If you want to be part of planning the future of the field, these are the workgroups for you. Time commitment:  All meetings are held via conference call.  Workgroup members may be asked to attend the annual planning retreat if the strategic plan is to be reviewed (lodging and meal expenses covered by FRPA).

2021-22 Priorities

Community Building
Environment TBA
Economic Impact TBA