Let's focus our thoughts and energies to our friends in Houston
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Photo Credit: defense.gov, Texas Army National Guardsmen assist residents affected by flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Aug. 27, 2017. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Zachary West

No pontificating this week. Not gonna pound sunshine and tug at your heartstrings with cute pictures of my kids. Nope, today and this week we focus our thoughts and energies to our friends in Houston, southeastern Texas, and all along the Gulf Coast. Take a minute today to reflect on the lives lost and the lives changed, and if the spirit moves you make a contribution to the recovery efforts. Go away Harvey and stay safe Houston.
Take Care, 
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As you know, most parks and recreation services rely on financial support from local governments and have to compete with other public services for that funding. A recently conducted survey by NRPA and Penn State found local government officials are firmer believers in the many of the great benefits that parks and recreation brings to their community. But they do not perceive agencies as contributor to economic development in their communities, which they say is their chief day-to-day concern. Further, these officials admit that they subject park and recreation agencies for their largest percentage budget cuts during times of fiscal stress. Learn more about local government officials' perceptions of parks and recreation in the report.
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