Conversations with NRPA! Register Today!

Conversations with NRPA!

A Message from Ross Hoover, ORPA


Oregon Recreation and Park Association would like to welcome you and your association members to join us, as we host a conversation with NRPA.

Presentation and discussion with two leading voices in our profession:

Mike Abbaté, FASLA, LEED AP, NRPA Board of Directors

Mr. Abbaté has been a recognized leader in Parks and Recreation administration for many years. He was the Director of Portland Parks and Recreation for 7 years. In 2011, Portland Parks & Recreation received the Gold Medal from the National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA) as the best-managed large municipal park system in the U.S. He currently serves on the National Board of Directors for the National Recreation & Parks Association, and is LEED Accredited Professional, with expertise in sustainable design strategies.

Kristine Stratton, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Recreation and Parks Association

Kristine Stratton is the president and chief executive officer of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). In her role, she is responsible for the nearly $20 million national organization that works to ensuring that all people have access to parks for health, conservation and recreation. NRPA is the national voice for the protection and creation of local parks, harnessing the passion and power of its more than 60,000 members and the millions of individuals they serve.

Topics Include:

  • NRPA’s role in America’s Great Outdoors Act
  • COVID response and resources for members
  • NRPA’s response to the Equity issues facing the country
  • Organizational changes at NRPA
  • Upcoming NRPA Conference


Next Tuesday, September 15th at 1:00 pm PDT

Link to Registration:

Please share this email with your members at WRPA, CPRS and IRPA and park professionals from around your state.

We hope to see you next week!

Ross Hoover
Parks and Recreation Director
City of Tualatin | Parks & Recreation Department
Mailing: 18880 SW Martinazzi Ave.

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