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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Stephen Tyng Mather

Stephen Tyng Mather (1867-1930) received the Pugsley Gold Medal in 1928. He was the founding director of the National Park Service in 1916. Prior to his involvement with NPS, he was an influential industrialist who had become personally wealthy from his involvement with Twenty Mule Team Borax. Unlike many of the early twentieth-century conservationists who became leaders in America's budding natural-resource agencies. Steve Mather came from neither a government nor a science background.

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Contact Us

American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration
PO Box 802, Huntley, IL 60142
Phone: (224) 858-7212
E-Mail: info@aapra.org

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