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The Development & Operations Section is comprised of professionals involved in the development, design, management, operation and maintenance of parks, facilities, open space, trails and other infrastructure developed and maintained for public recreational purposes. The mission of the section is to provide educational, networking and technical support programs and services to professionals who operate and develop public facilities.

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  • Last Call for Nominations!

    Nominations for the D&O Board are due Mon. 11/16 to Ashley.

    Seeking Candidates for:
    - Vice President - Three Year Term leading to second year as President-Elect and third year as President – (Vice President Position Description)

    - Treasurer - Two Year Term – (Treasurer Position Description)
    - Region 1 Representative (Districts 1, 2 & 3)- Two Year Term.
    - Region 3 Representative (Districts 7, 8 & 15)- Two Year Term
    - Region 4 Representative (Districts 11, 13 & 14)- One Year Term, completing a vacated term.
    - Region 5 Representative (Districts 9, 10 & 12)- Two Year Term


  • Education/Training Opportunity w/ PG&E and Rescape California

    Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) and the New Normal For California Landscaping - webinar

    This full-day training will include an expansive look at the ordinance and will explore an array of design strategies that meet the standard. Presentation topics will include water budget calculations, irrigation best practices, the optimal use of compost and low-water plant selection. The training will also include perspectives from WELO code reviewers and an interactive design review activity where the participants will apply the concepts covered and get feedback on their findings. This training is supported by ReScape California, a non-profit organization that educates about and advocates for a whole-systems approach to landscaping.


    REGISTER HERE to ATTEND the Webinar

    December 1, 2020

    8:30 am to 4:30 pm



    Speakers include:

    • Christine Hawkins – Specification Manager, Hunter Industries
    • Craig Lauritzen – Meter Operations Supervisor, Marin Municipal Water District
    • Kim O’Cain, Principle, O’Cain Consulting
    • Lori Palmquist, CID, CIC, CLIA, CLWM, RQP – Partner, WaterWonk
    • Matt Gruber – City Landscape Architect, City of Pleasanton
    • Ron Alexander – Principal, R. Alexander Associates, Inc.
    • Ryan Stroupe – Program Coordinator, PG&E Pacific Energy Center
    • Sarah Sutton, LEED AP, RQP - Landscape Architect, EcosDesign Studio


CPRS Development & Operations Members