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Awards Committee

Please email Rachel Bauer to join committee

Do you know a fellow professional who deserves recognition? Someone whose contributions have made a significant impact in the field of Parks and Recreation? Someone who has shown excellence in promoting parks and recreation within the SSPRPA? Someone who has exhibited outstanding leadership service and professional commitment? SSPRPA offers several opportunities to recognize excellence in our profession.


The SSPRPA Awards and Recognition Program honors outstanding individuals for their professional contributions as well as their commitment to SSPRPA. All SSPRPA members are invited to nominate candidates for one or more of the awards described in this application. You do not have to work at the same agency as the person being nominated.


Nomination forms and narratives are due to the SSPRPA Awards Chairperson Rachel Bauer, by March 13th, 2024.


The categories are:  Professional of the Year and Young Professional of the Year. See the attached document for the criteria for each award.


We are also recognizing member milestones. If someone in your agency has achieved a milestone (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, etc.) years of service from April 1, 2023 to April 1, 2024 we want to recognize them.


Lastly, if your agency did something really awesome this year that you want to share, send Kristine Wahlgren an email ( with some pictures and a description! 

2010 - present

2010 - present

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