2022 Rising Professionals

Rising Professionals
2022 Award Recipients

Professional and Service Awards

Please hover your cursor over the recipient’s name and click on the “Profile” button to learn more about each fantastic contribution to parks and recreation in California!

Heather Carter
City of El Cajon Parks & Recreation Department

Katy Coss

2022 Rising Professional

Evaluation Criteria for the Rising Professional Award

This award is based on the accomplishments and contributions of the nominee including any or all of the following elements:

  • Development of new initiative(s) for CPRS at the State, District, or Section level that result in new program(s) or service(s) to members
  • Response to a significant challenge faced by CPRS, a District or Section and their contribution of an innovative or proactive solution to the challenge
  • Presentation(s) at CPRS State, District, or Section trainings
  • Author or contributor to article through CPRS or other professional organization's publication that advance the parks and recreation profession
  • Support of CPRS through fund-raising, sponsorship, talent, action, pro bono support, consultation, or leadership positions

About the Rising Professional Award

Rising Professional Award recognizes professionals who have no less than 3 and no more than 10 years of service to CPRS.

CAP Innovate

The CPRS Awards Program highlights those people, places and programs who embody our INNOVATE strategy from the California Action Plan (CAP).