Region 5 Representative Candidate Janine Andrade

Janine Andrade
Janine Andrade
Senior Center Manager
City of Norwalk
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Why have you chosen to run for the CPRS State Board of Directors?
With more than 32 years of experience in the Recreation, Community Services, and Social Services fields, I have had the opportunity to recognized that the profession has advanced. It is safe to say that we are Recreation and Beyond, many of us maintain traditional parks and recreation functions and services, while we navigate natural disasters, pandemics, social service needs, and call to action to bring light to JEDI. If given this opportunity I will bring my passion for the advancement of the profession and dedication to education, trainings, networking opportunities, and pride in a job well done.


What personal attributes, skills, or knowledge would you bring to the State Board of Directors if elected?
CPRS has been influential in my career and advancement in the profession. Being part of the CPRS State Board of Directors will give me the opportunity to connect with members at regional and state levels to promote leadership opportunities, contribute to progress and growth, and to share my love of profession.

What is the greatest challenge our profession faces and how will you lead to address that challenge?
There will always be challenges that we will navigate together as a profession. I believe that one of the greatest challenges that our profession faces is value recognition. The pandemic put us front and center to be recognized as essential for many of our organizations. Our programs and services are important to the quality of life in the communities that we serve. I want to initiate open dialog with stakeholders and municipal leaders to discuss the value of the profession and impacts that influence accessible parks, open space, facilities, activities, and programs for all members of our communities throughout the state.