A Second Serving of Thanks

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by Posted on November 26, 2013

Just like Thanksgiving seconds, we thought we would “pile on” another Thanksgiving related post this week.  We couldn’t help ourselves; our thankfulness is overflowing! 

The staff here at NRPA headquarters took a few moments to reflect and think about the amazing members we have. After all, most of the great work of local parks and recreation we are thankful for wouldn’t be a reality without our members and the dedicated park and recreation professionals, staff and volunteers that make everything happen.  

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Staff jotting down why they are thankful for the great members of NRPA! 

Here’s why we are thankful for you, NRPA members: 

“For your work getting kids in the great outdoors” – Eric Hamp, Senior Manager, Member Relations 

“Dedication and devotion to your communities” – Julie Boland, Certification Manager

“For your creative and inspiring ideas around Park and Recreation Month. I love how you take the main idea and make it into something bigger than we could’ve imagined.” – Roxanne Sutton, Marketing and Communications Specialist 

“The kindness you display on a daily basis. I am beyond impressed with how open, warm and committed you are to your communities.” – Tiffany Walther, Membership Manager

“For what you do for conservation and management of natural resources” – Rich Dolesh, VP of Conservation and Parks 

“For filling out PRORAGIS profiles!” – Daina Ajayi, Research Specialist 

“For increasing physical activity and improving nutrition among our nation’s youth” – Kellie May, Senior Program Manager

“The ability you have to bring fun and the true meaning of quality of life into a community” – Lauren Hoffmann, Senior PR and Communications Manager

“For renewing membership at an unprecedented rate” – Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro, VP of Membership and Professional Development

“For sending in great article ideas for Parks & Recreation Magazine and volunteering to write” – Danielle Taylor, Senior Editor, Parks & Recreation Magazine

“For your passion and expertise” – Peter Magnuson, Director of Marketing and Matt Rumbaugh, Director of Professional Development

“For reading Parks & Recreation Magazine – Dana Storm, Advertising Sales Manager

“For working so hard to create, maintain and support something all of us can enjoy” – Molly Andrews, Customer Service Coordinator 

“For never ceasing to amaze me in all that you do to make a difference in the communities you serve. You are absolutely essential for the future of our country.” – Barbara Tulipane, President and CEO  

So with that, we want to say “Thanks” NRPA members.  Here’s to a very happy Thanksgiving!  


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