COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Last Updated March 24, 2020

We have received some inquiries from conference registrants and sponsors/exhibitors about how our plans are evolving in light of the emerging public health concerns posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  WRPA is closely monitoring updates from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the situation in communities where cases of the virus have been confirmed. 

WRPA is cancelling the 2020 Conference. Read the recent letter from the WRPA president below.

Letter From the President
Multi-County Directors Meetings Resources

 

Latest local information:


Cancellation Policy

Over the next several weeks the WRPA office will be refunding all attendees in full. For our WRPA Partners, please let us know if you would be so generous as to allow WRPA to retain your contribution in support of our future efforts, or If you would like a full refund. Our WRPA team has alternative options for all of our partners in place of your current contribution if you are interested.  


For more up-to-date information, visit the following websites:

WHO Website
CDC Website


Attendee Email | Partner Email

March 23, 2020

WRPA's 2020 Conference Cancelled
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Dear 

We wanted you to be the first to know, the WRPA Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the WRPA Annual Conference scheduled in Tacoma, Washington, 21 April – 24 April 2020. Unfortunately, the venue did not have adequate dates available later in the year to ensure attendance or financial success for the Association.

The Board reached this difficult decision after concluding that it would be impossible to hold the conference as planned at a later date. It should come as no surprise to anyone that the coronavirus continues to spread in Washington (and elsewhere) and that the number of COVID-19 cases in Washington continues to increase. This has resulted in the Governor of Washington declaring a state of emergency, in addition to the other emergency declarations that have been issued by the CDC and WHO.  

As WRPA is planning for what's next, we are thinking about you all and will be working on ways to stay connected and support each other through the WRPA website and other creative venues. In the meantime, the conference’s cancellation is uncharted territory for WRPA, and we appreciate your patience as we work through this challenge and explore the best path forward.

In the next several weeks, we will be refunding all registered conference attendees their full amount. We appreciate your patience as our finance department processes the refunds.

As we mentioned in the previous email, we want to recognize the outstanding work of the Conference Committee, the Conference Education Committee, Partnership Committee, and the countless other volunteers who contributed to our Conference theme "Embracing Equity." Although we will miss seeing everyone in Tacoma at the end of April, WRPA will continue our communication of the next steps.  

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the office at [email protected]. Stay safe and healthy during this time.

 

WRPA President
Jeff Price
Recreation & Cultural Services Director
City of Mukilteo


 

Washington Recreation and Park Association

[email protected]  |  Tel: (888) 459-0009  |   www.wrpatoday.org


March 23, 2020

WRPA's 2020 Conference Cancelled
Learn More Below

Dear 

We wanted you to be the first to know, the WRPA Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the WRPA Annual Conference scheduled in Tacoma, Washington, 21 April – 24 April 2020. Unfortunately, the venue did not have adequate dates available later in the year to ensure attendance or financial success for the Association.

The Board reached this difficult decision after concluding that it would be impossible to hold the conference as planned at a later date. It should come as no surprise to anyone that the coronavirus continues to spread in Washington (and elsewhere) and that the number of COVID-19 cases in Washington continues to increase. This has resulted in the Governor of Washington declaring a state of emergency, in addition to the other emergency declarations that have been issued by the CDC and WHO.  

As WRPA plans for what's next, such as potential virtual programming or future in-person events at a later date, we will keep you updated, and we look forward to your continued partnership and support. In the meantime, please let us know if you would be so generous as to allow WRPA to retain your contribution in support of our future efforts, or If you would like a full refund. Our WRPA team has alternative options for all of our partners in place of your current contribution if you are interested.  

WRPA is so thankful for your support and generosity. We could not put on valuable programs for the WRPA community without your contributions.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss alternative partnership options, please contact the office at [email protected]. Once again, we cannot thank you enough for all of your support!

 

WRPA President
Jeff Price
Recreation & Cultural Services Director
City of Mukilteo


 

Washington Recreation and Park Association

[email protected]  |  Tel: (888) 459-0009  |   www.wrpatoday.org