What personal attributes, skills, or knowledge would you bring to the State Board of Directors if elected?
The personal attributes, skills, and knowledge I will bring to the State Board include conceptual and independent thinking. I am attracted to the constant challenge of our work and like to develop strategies, explore ideas, and build systems encouraging innovation in the profession. I will provide continued stability to maintain the board’s involvement as an advocate of the day-to-day outputs of Parks and Recreation agencies across the state.
I am a highly organized person and take pride in my ability to process information and disseminate it in a clear and concise manner. I am very interested in and very adept at various social media platforms and believe that utilizing this type of communication is vital to the success of CPRS. I am committed to continuing the exploration and discussion of how CPRS can best use these various platforms to communicate with and engage the membership.
What is the greatest challenge our profession faces and how will you lead to address that challenge?
The greatest challenge our profession faces is being left out of the conversation as agencies serving our communities. More and more frequently, public funding and support flow to non-parks and recreation community support agencies to lead programs and establish community service centers. CPRS members and those employed in the Parks and Recreation Profession must stand up, speak out, and show evidence supporting our role as community development contributors using the foundations of our profession as a north star.