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For a list of resources for park and recreation professionals and openings around the state, click here. 

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

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The FRPA Young Professionals Workgroup has identified mentorship as something they would like to prioritize . Creating and cultivating relationships with those further along in their careers help young professionals grow. FRPA PODS are intended to be a way to link these two groups for the outcome of connection, mentorship, fellowship, and guidance. Each POD will be a small group, no more than six people, and will consist of one or two mentors and the rest of the group will be made up of young professionals.

For more information or to apply to be a mentor or participant, please download the appropriate form linked below. The goal is to link similar interests and time availabilities together. We hope to have two mentors per group to allow for ease on schedules.

We truly hope you will consider applying to be a part of this program.

Mentor Application
Participant Application

UPCOMING EVENT

Wednesday, April 7 @ 9am
Chat
This time is a relaxed opportunity to talk with leaders in the field without the hustle of an event going on around you. We will be focusing on the topic of preparing yourself for advancement. 
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2021 ELECTION RESULTS

FRPA is happy to announce that the 2021 Election of Officers is now complete. This year, voter turnout was 32%. The results are as follows: 

President-Elect
Becky Gunter

Director, City of Seminole Recreation

 

Vice President

Terrell Griffin

Director, City of Haines City Parks and Recreation

 

Vice President of Finance
Charlotte Presensky, CPRE

Leisure Services Administrator, City of Palm Beach Gardens

These individuals will assume their leadership roles at the 2021 FRPA Conference in August.

The Nominating Committee wishes to extend their appreciation to the many individuals who stepped up to serve FRPA this year. We also wish to thank all of the members who participated by voting in the election.

Congratulations to these future leaders of FRPA.

FRPA IMPACT CALCULATOR

green, blue with writingIntroducing the FRPA Impact Calculator! A tool exclusively for FRPA members to help identify the value they bring to their communities. READ MORE

FRPA TEAMS UP WITH NCSI

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Connect with our preferred background screening provider

National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) is FRPA's preferred background screening provider. NCSI is a youth safety advocacy group and leading background screening provider. FRPA encourages members to take advantage of NCSI’s experience and knowledge by considering NCSI for background screening solutions.
For more information, please contact:
NCSI - Director of Recreation & Parks Services
Chris Goodman at ChrisG@NCSIsafe.com | 866-996-7412
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EMAILS FROM FRPA

If you have not been receiving emails from FRPA, please let us know. Our IP Address is changing and our email client will be doing this in phases. To make sure you never miss an email from FRPA, add our IP Addresses below to your whitelist (or just send them to your IT Department and make sure they add them).
205.201.42.200
64.128.103.117

VIRTUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

virtual logoThe FRPA Virtual Education Series offers a wide variety of topics for all aspects of the park and recreation profession. Each Session is $25 and FRPA members receive a $5 discount! To see the full line-up, click here! Classes will be continually added to the schedule. 

CERTIFICATION DEADLINE EXTENSIONS

Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) 3/1/2021 extensions

The National Certification Board has instated a temporary extension policy for CPRP's and CPRE's who expire March 1, 2021.  

Due to the current challenging circumstances, NRPA and the National Certification Board will extend Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) certification expiration dates by six months upon request, from 3/1/2021, to 9/1/2021. Certified professionals who are granted an extension will maintain a new certification cycle beginning and ending in September. Certified professionals who have already received an extension from 9/1/2020 to 3/1/2021 are not eligible for an additional extension unless granted through appeal. Eligible parties must request an extension online through the My NRPA tab in your NRPA Profile by May 31, 2021. Please email certification@nrpa.org for more information.

CERTIFICATION RENEWAL TIME

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Many of you are renewing your CPRP/E certification and we wanted to give you some tips on getting the info you need. 
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CHAT & CHEW DIRECTOR'S DISCUSSION

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Round table lunch conversation for Directors and Assistant Directors of current topics led by President Jennifer Cirillo
Connect with Directors around the state each month to discuss current events and topics of common interest. This lunchtime chat will keep us connected throughout the year by meeting on the first Friday of each month.
    
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