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On April 13, parks and recreation lost one of its most valued leaders, Maxwell Doak Ramsey. A well-respected professional and advocate, Ramsey worked with the Tennessee Valley Authority while serving as a Board of Trustees member with NRPA from 1981 to 1983. He also served as chairman on the Board of Regents for the Recreation Maintenance Management School and president of the National Society for Park Resources. His accolades include: Cornelius Amory Pugsley Bronze Medal Award, American Academy of Park and Recreation Administrators (1979) and the Meritorious Service Award, National Conference on State Parks (1973). In 2017, the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Ramsey with the National Historic Preservation Medal, in recognition of his more than 50 years of work to preserve the land and history of the peoples of East Tennessee.