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Academy Accepting Nominations for Urban Director Membership

As per the Academy bylaws, there is a membership category for directors or CEOs of "a major Federal, State, Regional, County (or Parish) or City with a population of 500,000 or more." If Academy Members know of any individual who fits this category whom you would like to nominate for the Academy, please send his/her resume and a letter for support to the Academy Office at info@aapra.org no later than June 27, 2018. 
At this time, there are up to four openings in this category.
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Academy Accepting Nominations for Membership

The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration is now accepting nominations for membership. Applications are due by June 27, 2018.
The application form is to be completed by Academy members who are nominating qualified individuals whom they wish to be considered for membership into the Academy.
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Davey Institute Brings Science to the Forefront

The Davey Institute, housed within The Davey Tree Expert Company, serves all of Davey’s North American operations with a scientific commitment to our horticultural and environmental services. The scientists and technical advisors at the Davey Institute guide field service teams in diagnosing and prescribing the best products, application procedures, and pest and disease cultural practices to be used at the client site.

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Dues Increase Approved for 2017

     Impact. Growth. Relevance. These are words we all like to hear. With these words, however, often comes a price. The price usually involves resources: people, money, partners and time.     

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Academy Meeting Schedule in Las Vegas

Monday, September 14
  8:00 PM - Gold Medal Reception (Invitation Only) 

Wednesday, September 16
  7:30 AM - JPRA Associate Editors Meeting, Mandalay Bay
  7:30 AM - Academy Foundation Board Meeting, Mandalay Bay

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Call for Pugsley Nominations

The most prestigious award in parks and recreation, The Honorable Cornelius Amory Pugsley Award, given each year at the Academy’s banquet, is now ready for consideration of nominations. Please take the time to thoughtfully consider 2014 Pugsley Medal nominations, pursuant to the announcement below. Please take time now to identify outstanding individuals you know for nomination. Thanks. Fran P. Mainella, 2014 Pugsley Committee Chair

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NRPA Congress

NRPA's Congress and Exposition is the flagship event of NRPA and the premier annual event of the park and recreation community. The three-day conference brings together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates, and industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of educational sessions, and the industry's largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.
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Jane Adams

Jane Adams is a highly motivated and organized professional with twenty years of association management experience with state and national park and recreation non-profit organizations. Jane possesses strong communication and leadership skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Currently, Jane is Executive Director of the California Park &  Recreation Society in Sacramento, California. As one of the largest park and recreation professional organizations in the country with over 4200 members, CPRS provides the leader

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