Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Rita Shue

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Rita Shue

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AFTER 32 YEARS with California's Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (H.A.R.D.), the largest recreation district in the state, Rita Shue retired from her position as general manager earlier this year, although she's certainly not letting her golden years go to waste. An NRPA member since the late 1970s and a graduate of the first class of NRPA's Directors' School, Shue continues to be an active voice on NRPA's Program Committee and in the Administrators and Special Parks Districts networks on NRPA Connect.

As a retired park and recreation professional, how and why do you remain active in the field?

I'm going to continue for awhile on NRPA's Program Committee, and there's also an association of special districts in California-I'm going to volunteer to get involved in that. Also, I just signed up for my first class at the local [H.A.R.D.-run] senior center, so I will be participating in the things I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to help create. …

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