Young Professionals


young professionals logoThe Florida Recreation and Park Association Young Professional Workgroup is committed to helping new and future professionals in the parks and recreation field reach their career goals by offering a variety of networking events and providing opportunities for continuing education, with a goal of growing future leaders in the organization and preparing tools for career advancement.

Workgroup Members
Lyndsey Marsh, Palm Beach Gardens
Deja Dowdell, Pensacola Parks and Recreation
Sarah Good, North Port
Jen Guerrant, Sunrise

Aaron Hopkins, Collier County
Theresa Scully, North Port
Elizabeth Stagliano, Clearwater
Kevin Trapp, Belleair
Board Representative: Becky Gunter

Upcoming Events



Thursday, September 17th @ 9AM
Chat with a Director
Using Zoom meetings, we will connect with eachother and hear from some directors in the field. This time is a relaxed opportunity to talk with directors without the hustle of an event going on around you. 
REGISTER

Thursday, October 15th @ 12PM
Chat with a Director
Using Zoom meetings, we will connect with eachother and hear from some directors in the field. This time is a relaxed opportunity to talk with directors without the hustle of an event going on around you. 
REGISTER

Monday, August 31 @ Conference (8am)

Speed Round - Young Professionals
Sarah Good, Recreation Program Coordinator, North Port Parks and Recreation
FRPA’s Young Professionals group would like to invite all young professionals to join them for a discussion about the future of the parks and recreation field as it relates to young professionals. This time together will include a presentation by the YP workgroup; including their goals and intended activities for the coming year. 

Thursday, September 3 @ Conference (8:15am)

Hey Young Professional…This One’s For You!
Phil Christman, Parks Superintendent, Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts
Jennifer Cirillo, CPRP, Assistant Director, Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation

Peter Ferreira, CPRP, Deputy Parks and Recreation Director, Port Orange Parks and Recreation
Becky Gunter, CPRP, Director, Seminole Recreation
Robert Mattes, CPRP, CPSI, AFO, Director, Village of Pinecrest Parks and Recreation
Young Professionals! Come one, come all! This panel discussion will provide you the opportunity to talk to leaders in the field and hear the advice about steps to take to advance your career. The floor is yours to ask whatever questions you may have on how best to prepare for moving up in the field of parks and recreation. (moderated by Sarah Good!)

Young Professionals Discussion Board on eConnect

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