Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Reflections on the Past; Looking to the Future

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Reflections on the Past; Looking to the Future

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My term as association president is coming to a close, and while this will result in a less demanding personal schedule, our mutual efforts on a number of initiatives will continue. Putting the names and faces together and sharing ideas and accomplishments has been a great personal reward.

On the top of our national policy agenda has been the passage of the proposed Conservation and Reinvestment Act--legislation that would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund--among a myriad of other programs. Our overwhelming success in the House, and hopefully by the time this message reaches you, the Senate as well, has been the result of aggressive state affiliate and membership actions.

The preparation of Vision 2010, soon to be circulated to association leaders and the Board of Trustees, will contain concise, measurable, and attainable goals. I also have been fortunate to be in office as our Governance Study, an assessment of how we function and how we can improve, moves toward implementation. We have had tremendous input from all segments of our organization on this issue, too. …

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