Ashburn, Virginia, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is proud to announce its new 2018–2019 Board of Directors. Long-time board member, Jack Kardys, will serve as chair, welcoming three new board members at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 25–27, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Former Director of the award-winning Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces (MDPROS) Department, Kardys currently serves as president of J. Kardys Strategies and an associate with PROS Consulting. He also serves on the board of the Park Foundation of Miami-Dade and is the past president of the Florida Recreation and Park Association (FRPA). Highly respected in the field of parks and recreation, Kardys has received several notable accolades, including the NRPA R.O.S.E., FRPA Distinguished Service and American Society for Public Administration Administrator of the Year awards. He also led MDPROS to earn two Florida Governor’s Sterling Awards and the FRPA Agency Excellence Award. Kardys is a graduate of St. Thomas University where he received a bachelor’s degree in sports administration and a Master of Science degree in management.
The following new board members were elected to serve a three-year term:
Currently serving a one-year term, the following board members were elected to serve a three-year term:
These individuals will join forces with the following group of professionals and advocates currently serving on the board:
“We are proud to have so many talented individuals with strong leadership skills serving on our board,” said Barbara Tulipane, CAE, NRPA president and CEO. “Their combined expertise and passion for parks and recreation will help us achieve our goals — moving the association forward.”
NRPA’s Board of Directors is composed of 15–30 individuals. Board members are representative of NRPA’s membership, which includes leaders in the park, recreation and conservation movement, park and recreation professionals and individuals from corporations, industry suppliers, commercial businesses, and volunteer and civic groups.
To learn more about NRPA’s leadership team, click here.
To learn more about NRPA, visit www.nrpa.org.
About the National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.
Heather Williams National Recreation and Park Association 703-858-4743 email@example.com