Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Our Plan, Your Plan

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Our Plan, Your Plan

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For me January is a full month. As an insurance broker, much of our business renews in January. And, since my birthday falls in January, it s also a time for reflection and planning. As I reflect on 2011, I am struck by the many milestones and happy moments it has included. All three of our daughters now have jobs and places of their own. Our oldest got married in September to a wonderful man. And my golf game started to come around. And for NRPA and our members, it was another challenging year.

Two thousand twelve looks to be equally challenging. To paraphrase the physicist Ernest Rutherford, "We've run out of money, it's time to start thinking."

The year ahead will be critical for us. Since it is an election year, we have the opportunity to collectively raise our voices and be heard. We need to speak as one, but we need to come up with new, fresh ideas. We need to help our politicians: we need to show them we are part of the solution--not just an expense. …

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