It's Election Time and you are invited to meet your CPRS State Board Candidates!  

Click on any candidate name to be connected to their bio and candidate statements.

Vice President (3 year term; 2019 - 2022)
Automatic advancement to President-elect and President
Tom HellmannCommunity & Cultural Services Manager, City of Folsom
Stephanie HouseRecreation Superintendent, West Side Recreation & Park District
Patrick LarkinDistrict Administrator, Cordova Recreation & Park District

Secretary/Treasurer (2 year term; 2019 - 2021)
Nicole AcquistiRecreation Supervisor, City of Burlingame
Zach JonesParks & Recreation Director, City of Lathrop

Region Representatives (2 year term; 2019 – 2021)

Region 2 (Districts 4, 5, 6)
Juliene FlandersRecreation & Community Services Director, City of Patterson

Region 4 (Districts 11, 13, 14)
Helen HernandezProgram Supervisor, City of Baldwin Park

Get to know your candidates now... ballots will hit your email inbox on January 9, 2019!


Candidate Requirements:

  • Current voting member of CPRS
  • Employed at least 5 years in a full time capacity and currently work in a permanent position in the profession immediately prior to nomination
  • Vice President: minimum 3 years’ experience in an elected capacity at state, district, or section level, or chair a statewide committee/task force
  • Region Representative: minimum 2 years’ experience in an elected capacity at state, district, or section level, or chair a statewide committee/task force; must work or reside in the Region they seek to represent
  • Council of Sections Representative:  minimum 2 years’ experience in an elected capacity at state, district, or section level, or chair a statewide committee/task force; must be an active member of one of the six qualifying sections

Newly elected board members will take office the week of March 19, 2019 in Sacramento, CA. 


Benefits of Serving on the CPRS State Board of Directors include:
  • Exposure to ideas, innovations, and strategies
  • Development of a strong personal network across disciplines and agency boundaries
  • Ongoing training that is transferable to your work environment and culture
  • Access to up to date information on issues affecting the profession
  • Have a voice in how CPRS addresses issues and challenges
  • Opportunity to develop and practice leadership outside of your work environment and culture

Expectations of Board Members:
  • Attend 4 in person board of directors meetings
    • Meetings are overnight, held at varying locations throughout the state
    • Overnight accommodations are provided if you live or work more than 50 miles from the meeting site; meal and travel expenses are paid by CPRS
  • Attend monthly conference call meetings
    • one hour calls held 4th Thursday of the month excluding in person meeting months
  • Represent CPRS at District, Section, and State meetings and events
  • Come prepared to Board meetings by reading the meeting materials and discussing issues with the appropriate bodies
  • Support CPRS’ governance model which engages the Board around CPRS’ future and strategic direction
  • Demonstrate commitment to CPRS, its mission, goals, and the profession’s promise
  • Place emphasis on an outward vision, encourage diversity of viewpoints and strategic leadership, participate in collective decision making, and facilitate open communication with the board, the members, and staff
  • Region and Council of Section Representatives conduct conference calls and attend in person meetings of their respective Districts and Sections

For more information about this upcoming election contact:

Tara Gee, CPRS Vice President
tgee@roseville.ca.us
916-774-5253