Section Representative Candidate Teri DeRosier

Teri DeRosier
Teri DeRosier
Manager
Cosumnes Community Services District
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Why have you chosen to run for the CPRS State Board of Directors?
Having served on both CPRS District and Section Boards and committees in a variety of positions over the past 10 years, has truly assisted me to understand the CPRS structure and function, including how Districts and Sections relate to each other, headquarters and membership.

I would take great responsibility in serving and representing our membership.  Those who have worked with me, know I am very organized with great attention to detail and highly dependable and dedicated.  Having served as the Aquatics Section President during Covid, then being appointed to the Treasurers position and co-chairing CAMS (CA Aquatic Management School) in 2021, demonstrates that I will rise to any occasion, endorsing my adaptability and perseverance in times of change.

Ultimately, I take leadership and service to heart, will strive to contribute in any capacity and encourage those within our profession to get involved.  Please ask me about my journey within CPRS and the amazing connections it brings!

What personal attributes, skills, or knowledge would you bring to the State Board of Directors if elected?
Simply put, I believe in serving and I have absolutely loved serving the CPRS membership on both Section and District boards, as well as on several statewide CPRS committees.  Combined with the passion I have for driving our profession forward through connection with our membership, it would be a privilege to continue serving our CPRS community as part of the State Board of Directors.

What is the greatest challenge our profession faces and how will you lead to address that challenge?
Though there are several challenges our profession faces as we move forward, it is the general recognition of the value of services for communities we serve as Parks and Recreation that is our greatest.  When funding is cut, frequently our industry is overlooked as essential and if there is anything the past couple years has taught us, we are vital.  Our open spaces, parks, community centers and programs are so important to the well-being of so many we serve and those overlooked, we have yet to serve.  We need to spread our story.

I would work with other CPRS leadership, State board, District, Sections, subcommittees and other volunteers, to find resources and help support the membership to be fully equipped to advocate for their agencies.