Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award honors recently retired professionals for outstanding service in the field of parks and recreation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Retired within the past two years
  • Minimum of 10 years of service in the field of parks and recreation.
  • Minimum of 5 years as a WRPA member

Evaluation Criteria

  • Broad range of parks and recreation experience, including progressive levels of responsibility
  • Held appointed and/or elected leadership positions in their community and/or with WRPA
  • Contributed significantly to their community
  • Contributed significantly to WRPA

Nomination Process

  • Complete the online nomination form, where you will be asked to provide the following information:
    • Contact information for nomination Nominee’s name, title, organization, years they have been active in parks and recreation, and if they are a WRPA member
    • Provide the year of retirement for the nominee.
    • Provide a brief overview of the nominee’s career and accomplishments
  • Email the following items to the WRPA office:
    • Nominee’s resume and/or a brief employment/volunteer history and a list of key professional accomplishments
    • 2-3 high-resolution photos of the nominee