10/27/2020 4:30 p.m. EDT
Session Type: Education Session (1 hour)
Track: Leadership and Management
Park and recreation leaders are facing ever-expanding budgetary challenges, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic recession. Local park foundations and friends groups can play a crucial role in filling these budget gaps while, at the same time, raising awareness of the essential value of local parks and recreation in the areas of health and wellness, equity and conservation. Moderated by Joe Wynns, Board Chair of the National Association of Park Foundations, a panel of mayors and city managers will share their experiences and offer best practices that led to strong working relationships with foundations that maximize alternative sources of parks and recreation funding.
Learn about real-world experiences and challenges that mayors and a city manager have when responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession.
Hear how local park foundations and friends groups can assist in filling budget gaps.
Explore ways to raise awareness of the essential value of local parks and recreation in the areas of health and wellness, equity and conservation.
Chair-Elect of the Board, National Association of Park Foundations
Julie Moore Wolfe
Mayor of Decatur, Illinois
Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana
City of Las Cruses, New Mexico, Assistant City Manager