Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Member Survey Available On-Line

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Member Survey Available On-Line

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Your input is needed! In fall 2004, the NRPA Board of Trustees appointed a Governance Roles Task Force to identify and evaluate the current roles and tasks of NRPA-governing entities (boards, sections and regional councils). The Task Force is co-chaired by Trustees Linda Kotowski and Arvilla Ohlde. Other members of the Task Force are current or past branch or region leaders and include: Ted Flickinger, Veda Ward, Deb Jordan, Myrtle Braxton-Ellington, John McGovern, Tim Smith and Lee Dell Woods.

As you know, the involvement and commitment of the NRPA membership is crucial to the long-term success of the association. One way to facilitate the level of involvement needed is through two-way communication and dialogue. And, one mechanism to engage members in a dialogue is through member surveys.

To accomplish part of its task, the Task Force has conducted telephone interviews of branch, section and region leadership; national affiliate leadership; and state association leadership. The results are now being compiled for inclusion in a report to the Board of Trustees prior to Congress in San Antonio, Texas. The report will include interview and survey results as well as recommended courses of action. …

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