Candidates for Vice President

Cindy Bagley

Cindy Bagley
Director of Community Services
City of Rohnert Park Recreation Department
Hear from Cindy

Koko Panossian

Koko Panossian
Deputy Director of Community Services and Parks
City of Glendale
Hear from Koko

Dr. Brandon Taylor

Dr. Brandon Taylor
Assistant Professor
CSU Fresno
Hear from Brandon
Join us for The Virtual Candidate Forum

The Virtual Candidate Forum will be presented through Facebook live on the California Park & Recreation Society Facebook page on
Thursday, January 10, 2023
 
Candidates will tell us a little about themselves and answer any questions the viewers have!
 
Be Sure to Tune in!

Must be a CPRS Member by December 15, 2022 in order to vote.

Candidate Requirements

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
  • Secretary/Treasurer: minimum 2 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
  • Section Representative: minimum 2 years’ experience in an elected capacity at state, district, or section level, or chair a statewide committee/task force

Newly elected board members will take office the week of April 3, 2023 in San Diego, CA.

Expectations of Board Members

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 calls
    • 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 Section Representatives conduct conference calls and attend in person meetings of their respective Districts and Sections