The Board and Governance

The National Recreation and Park Association is governed by a 15 to 30 member Board of Directors comprised of advocates and professionals who represent the diverse interest areas and disciplines within the parks and recreation industry. Additional details about NRPA’s governance structure can be found in our Bylaws.

Do You Have a Question for the NRPA Board?

If you have a question for the NRPA Board of Directors, please feel free to submit your question.

Additional Resources


NRPA Strategic Plan

The strategic planning process is driven by the full Board of Directors in collaboration with NRPA staff and establishes the strategic priorities designed to provide a clear and unified focus and direction for the work of the entire association. The strategic plan serves as the foundation for integrating annual budgeting, resource allocation and staff performance planning/management processes for the association, but is also a unifying guide for the field to demonstrate the impact agencies can have on their communities.

News Stories

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