The National Recreation and Park Association is governed by a board of directors, which is responsible for the formulation of policies that control and direct the affairs of the association. Board members are elected to three-year terms. Officers of the board are elected annually. Board members are representative of the NRPA membership, which includes professional and citizen leaders in the park, recreation, and conservation movement; park and recreation agencies and organizations representing the public, private, voluntary, commercial, and industrial sectors; firms supplying park and recreation products and services; and individuals and civic groups interested in the park, recreation, and conservation field.

Updated as of October 17, 2016

Officers and Executive Committee

 
  • STEPHEN ECKELBERRY
    Chair
  • LEON T. ANDREWS
    Chair-Elect
  • SUSAN TRAUTMAN, CPRP
    Past Chair
 
  • MICHAEL KELLY
    Treasurer
  • JACK KARDYS
    Secretary
  • BARBARA TULIPANE, CAE
    President & Chief Executive Officer
 

Directors

 
  • JESUS AGUIRRE
    Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation
    Seattle, WA
  • LEON T. ANDREWS
    National League of Cities
    Washington, DC
  • BOYD BEHNKE
    KPMG
    Des Peres, MO
  • NEELAY BHATT
    PROS Consulting
    Indianapolis, IN
  • KEVIN COYLE
    The National Wildlife Federation
    Washington, DC
  • STEPHEN ECKELBERRY
    Bartlett Park District
    Carol Stream, IL
  • ROBERT GARCIA
    The City Project
    Los Angeles, CA
  • RICHARD GULLEY
    Balboa Park Conservancy
    San Diego, CA
  • ROSLYN JOHNSON
    Maryland-National Capital
    Park and Planning Commission, 
    Prince Georges County, MD
    Greenbelt, MD 
  • JACK KARDYS
    Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department
    Miami, FL
  • MICHAEL KELLY
    Chicago Park District
    Chicago, IL
  • KAREN KRESS
    Yellowstone Park Foundation
    Emigrant, MT
  • HERMAN PARKER
    City of San Diego, CA Park and Recreation Department
    San Diego, CA
  • MOLLY STEVENS
    Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
    Central Texas
    Austin, TX
  • SUSAN TRAUTMAN, CPRP
    The Great Rivers Greenway District
    Saint Louis, MO
  • WILLIAM "JOE" TURNER
    Houston Parks and Recreation
    Houston, TX
  • DR. HOWELL WECHSLER
    Alliance for a Healthier Generation
    New York, NY
 

Life Trustees

 
  • BEVERLY D. CHRISMAN
    Lexington, SC
  • ANNE S. CLOSE
    Fort Mill, SC
  • JAMES H. EVANS
    New York, NY
  • ROSEMARY HALL EVANS
    Sugar Hill, NH
  • EARL T. GROVES
    Gastonia, NC
 
  • CHARLES E. HARTSOE, Ph.D.
    Richmond, VA
  • HARRY G. HASKELL, JR.
    Chadds Ford, PA
  • KATHRYN A. PORTER
    Mendham, NJ
  • PERRY J. SEGURA
    New Iberia, LA
  • R. DEAN TICE
    Round Hill, VA
  • EUGENE A. YOUNG, CPRP
    Baton Rouge, LA
 

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