Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Changes Coming for Legislative Forum

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Changes Coming for Legislative Forum

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This year's event maintains the same purpose as always, but with some logistical changes in response to member feedback

The 2014 Legislative Forum is scheduled for March 25--26. While that may seem like a far-off date, in reality it is right around the corner, and we hope you will give serious consideration to attending. We need your help to educate lawmakers on the importance of parks and recreation. Whether you would make a connection with a newer member of Congress or update a veteran, it's important to tell your representative or senator what issues are critical to your agency. And don't be intimidated - you don't have to be an experienced lobbyist to make a difference.

Thanks to input from NRPA mem- bers, we have made several changes to the 2014 Legislative Forum that will benefit attendees while ensuring a very productive event. First, we have con- densed the schedule so that attendees can come to D.C. without spending as many days out of the office. While we will hold a webinar prior to Legislative Forum to educate attendees about our legislative platform, we will also hold a live platform education session on Tuesday, March 25, that will give you insight into our issues and provide you with valuable talking points to take to Capitol Hill. That evening, attendees will enjoy a great networking reception.

Spring in D.C. means the cherry blossom trees and tourist season are in full bloom, driving up the price of hotel rooms downtown. …

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