Community Announcements

  • Connections E-Newsletter - September 2022

    CPRS District 1:

    Fall is here, and there are a lot of activities happening!

    First, a recap on some of our past events:

    Sonoma County Social: Thanks to everyone who joined us at Cooperage Brewing Company. Great job, Director at Large Mike Cook, for planning a fun evening for everyone to gather, network, and relax.

    CPRS Leadership Summit:
     District 1 was well represented at the CPRS Leadership Summit for some networking and collaboration! A big thank you to our CPRS leadership and HQ for an informative and engaging day in Burlingame with our fellow parks and recreation leaders from all over the state.

    Aging Roundtable:
     Great turnout at our virtual roundtable; thank you to everyone who attended. Great job, Aging Section Representative Erin Stroud, for some fun games, valuable ideas, challenging scenarios, and excellent discussion.  

    Lastly, there are many exciting events on the horizon; here are a few:  

    RecTrek 2022: The D1 Board is hitting the road for a several-day tour to some of our counties up north with several mixers, socials, park tours, and other gatherings along the way. Jump in at any point along the way, or follow our adventures on Facebook or Instagram.

    Bowling for Parks:
     IT’S HERE! Register, pledge, and support parks & recreation. This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and we need your help! Join us for Strike Night for bowling, food, raffles, and prizes. This year we encourage you to wear a movie-themed costume. It’s going to be a blast! You do not need to be present at Strike Night to participate! 

    More details on these events inside! Check out our upcoming virtual roundtables, be on the lookout for upcoming D1 socials in Marin & Napa counties, and register for Fall Forum. Look for updates on Facebook.

    Many exciting things are ahead!

    Matt Milde, CPRP
    District 1 President

  • Connections E-Newsletter - August 2022

    CPRS Members:

    We hope that summer is winding down for you and you can take a moment to rest. Don’t go too far! There are many ways to get involved in CPRS, with countless events and programs on the horizon.

    September 1 – District 1 Social at Cooperage Brewing Company in Santa Rosa @ 4:00 p.m.

    September 22 – Aging Section Roundtable @ 2:00 p.m. (Virtual)

    September 28-October 2 – The District 1 Board is headed NORTH with stops scheduled in Ukiah, Humboldt, Crescent City, Fortuna, and MORE! Don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to request a stop in your town.

    October 22 – Bowling for Parks Strike Night at Vacaville Stars Bowling Alley from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

    Keep an eye out for updates on each of these and more in the coming weeks!

    Matthew L. Milde, CPRP
  • Connections E-Newsletter - July 2022

    CPRS Members:


    Looks like you have been working hard this summer. Why not take a much-needed break to take your mind off the summer chaos? This Thursday is your chance to step away from the clipboards and spreadsheets and join us for an afternoon with other CPRS District 1 members at the annual D1 Membership Meet-up. This year’s meet-up will take place on Thursday, July 14th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Marin Bocce Federation (550 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94903). Don’t be late! Light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Bring your own snack/food, beer, or wine. You are welcome to bring additional food or your own drink(s) of choice (wine & beer are permitted on the courts). Remember to RSVP by e-mailing Rachel Melick at


    See more upcoming events in this month's Connections E-Newsletter!

  • Connections E-Newsletter - June 2022

    Summer is here! Are you ready?


    Congratulations! You made it this far, but there's still A LOT more summer to go. Thankfully, District 1 is here to assist you with taking a moment to rest. In July, all D1 members are welcome and encouraged to join us for our Membership Meetup event! The Membership Meetup will take place on July 14 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Marin Bocce Federation (550 B. Street, San Rafael). Yes, there will be bocce ball along with snacks and drinks. This event is one of the best opportunities to engage with your D1 Board, meet new professionals, and have a good time. Lastly, remember that July is Parks and Recreation Month, so consider how you will celebrate. Here are a few ideas:

    • City Council Proclamation
    • Post video testimonials on your social media
    • Media Press Release
    • Photo-a-Day, share a photo on Facebook each day

  • Connections E-Newsletter - May 2022

    Read the May edition of the District 1 Connections Newsletter for information on:
    • Surf N Turf
    • CAMS
    • CPRS District 3-Elevate the Conversation
    • CFPR Professional Development Scholarship
    • 2022 NRPA Annual Conference

    Main takeaway: REGISTER your summer staff for SURF N TURF our award-winning summer staff training being held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Vacaville.

  • NEW Connections E-Newsletter

    CPRS District 1:

    Welcome, to “Connections,” a NEW monthly e-newsletter providing you with information on local events, programs, professional trainings, workshops, socials, and parks & recreation resources!

    Why “Connections”? The goals of our D1 Board this year are both creative and ambitious, but they can be easily summed up in a single word, “Connection.” Connection this year will come in many forms: Connection to members, non-members, and students. Connection to resources, education, and trainings. Connection through social media and regular communications. Connection by way of networking opportunities, events, and community service. Connection through creativity and fun. In short, there are many exciting things in store for CPRS D1 this year, and the CPRS District 1 Board looks forward to connecting with all of you.

    If you have not done so already, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and our CPRS District 1 Homepage!

    See you outside! 

    Matthew L. Milde, CPRP
    CPRS District 1 President
    707-431-3128 (o)

  • Bowling for Parks - Last chance to register!

    CPRS Member:

    This week is your last chance to register for Bowling for Parks and attend Strike Night on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the Epicenter in Santa Rosa – 5:30-9:00 p.m.

    What is Bowling for Parks?
    A bowl-a-thon to support CPRS District 1. A program for our entire membership to get involved, enjoy friendly competition, create a fun social opportunity, and support our annual fundraising goals.

    How can I participate?
    To participate in Bowling for Parks, you can complete a Participant Registration Form by November 12. Once registering, the easiest way to participate is to attend Strike Night on November 13, 2021, at the Epicenter in Santa Rosa from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Once you register, you will receive a pledge form and a link for your friends and family to sponsor you online. Remember, Strike Night is FREE to attend if actively pledging. The deadline to register is Friday, November 12th.

    Can I bring someone to Strike Night?
    Guests of CPRS members can attend with a $20 entry fee. Friends of CPRS can attend as a guest by completing the Participant Registration Form by November 12th.

    Where can I find additional information?
    You can find additional information on Bowling for Park and Strike Night on the D1 Facebook -OR- CPRS Event page. If you know of a CPRS member participating in Bowling for Parks and would like to support them in their fundraising efforts, you can complete the online Donor Registration Form.

    We appreciate your consideration in participating in Bowling for Parks as we aim to support Parks & Recreation professionals/students in bettering the communities where we all live, work, and play. If you have any questions regarding Bowling for Parks, please do not hesitate to me.

    Thank you!

    Matt Milde, CPRP

    Recreation Supervisor, City of Healdsburg
    CPRS District 1 President-Elect
    408-313-8540 (c)

  • CPRS District 1: Informational (Today @ 2:30pm)

    Join CPRS D1 for a virtual session on upcoming programs and initiatives:
    -Bowling for Parks
    -Scholarship Program

    For anyone who is interested in developing their parks & recreation resume or wish to support CPRS D1 in the Bowling for Parks program.

    Come with questions, leave with answers!

    Please email D1 President-Elect, Matt Milde, at to be included in the virtual Zoom meeting.
  • D1 Nominations for 2021-22 Board of Directors due 11/8 @ Noon

    Hello Mighty One!


    CPRS District 1 is currently seeking nominations for members to serve on the 2021-22 Board of Directors.


    The current positions available are:

    Vice President: 3-year term (Vice President, President-Elect, President)

    Director at Large: 1-year term (5 openings)

    Secretary: 2-year term


    If you or someone you know exhibits a strong passion for their career in Parks & Recreation and would be a positive representative for District 1, please send the below information to Matt Milde - no later than Monday, November 8, 2021, @ Noon


      Nominee's Name: 
      Office of Interest:

      Candidate Statement (not more than 100 words):

      CPRS Leadership Experience (not more than 100 words):

      Please attach a candidate photo, preferably a solo portrait.


    If you are interested in continuing your role as a Sections Representative -OR- have interest in volunteering in one of the below Section Representative roles, please let me know.

    • Administration
    • Aging
    • Aquatics
    • Development & Operations
    • Recreation
    • Recreation Therapy
    • Educators
    • Legislative (A-Team)


    If you have any questions regarding the available positions, please feel free to contact me directly. Serving on the D1 Board is both rewarding and FUN so we hope you take this opportunity to support the profession! To check out what your current board has been up to you can look at our Facebook and Instagram pages.


    Thank you!


    MATT MILDE, CPRP  |  Facilities and Events Supervisor

    City of Healdsburg, Community Services Department
    1557 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA 95448
    707.431.3128  |