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Diversity Committee

Please email Dyana Metheny to join committee


To provide members of SSPRPA and other professionals in the parks & recreation field a committee where Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are discussed. The Diversity committee topics will focus on/around recent events/news, gender, race, religion, culture, and ability. During meetings members will are encouraged to share ideas, problem solve and talk about DEI in the park, conservation, and recreation field. We generally meet after the SSPRPA General monthly Meeting. The Diversity Committee is a safe space and helps promote IPRA’s DEI initiatives.



  1. Coordinate and complete one service project decided on by the committee.

  2. Be a resource for agencies belonging to SSPRPA.

  3. Meet on a regular basis during the SSPRPA year (September-May).

Previous Topics: 

·         Video/Recent Event Discussions

·         DEI in Hiring practices

·         How to incorporate DEI into our agencies.

·         Accessibility and programming

·         Special Events and Inclusivity

·         Service Project

Meeting Schedule

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Meeting Minutes


Thursday, October 19, 2023


Topic: Meet & Greet, Discuss topics (30 mins. max)

Location: In Person or Virtual after SSPRPA General Meeting @ Burr Ridge

Meeting Minutes


Thursday, November 30, 2023


Location: In Person or Virtual after SSPRPA General Meeting @ Frankfort

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, December 14, 2023


Location: In Person ONLY

Topics: Service Project: Collection of items for the Crisis Center (See Keith Wallace for more information)

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, February 15th, 2024


Location: Zoom

Link to Join:

Zoom Information

See individual meeting

2010 - present

2010 - present

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