Executive Board

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At the 2017 Annual Conference (back row left to right) Tom Meyering, Kristine Zingaro, Paul Blake, Gregg Goodman, Leiko Benson, Debra Keville (front row left to right) Eric Bacon, Nathan Nagle, Linanne Conroy, Jeff Meyers, and Jason Marra.

 

The NYSRPS Executive Board is a group of distinguished individuals from a varied background of park, recreation, and therapeutic professions, as well as commercial enterprises that serve park and recreational needs. This dedicated group oversees the interests of NYSRPS and works to protect and advance the interests of its constituents. 

NYSRPS Board is comprised of regional representatives
New York State is divided into 3 regions (per bylaws) with the intent to provide full representation of park, recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals across New York State on the NYSRPS Board. Two representatives from each region is asked to serve, each for 3-year terms. Regional representatives' terms are staggered in an effort to ensure each region is represented at all times. 

Region 1- Hudson Valley, Long Island, Metro and Westchester

Region 2- Central NY, Capital Region, Adirondack-Lake Champlain and North Country

Region 3- Genesee Valley and Niagara Frontier

 

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2018-2019 EXECUTIVE BOARD! 

If you would like to serve on the NYSRPS Board, or if you know someone who would be a stellar candidate, download the Board Nomination Information Packet. The packet contains descriptions of Board positions and the nominating form.
The Deadline for submitting nominations is February 8, 2018.


Open positions include:

  • President-Elect
  • Treasurer
  • VP Programs and Services
  • Regional Representative for Region I and Region II

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NYSRPS 2017-2018 Executive Board

President
Eric Bacon, Town of Camillus
4600 West Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13219
315-487-3600
ebacon@townofcamillus.com
1-year term - Expires 2018
 
President-Elect
Debra Keville
2899 Skyline Drive
Schenectady, NY 12306
518-506-6928
1-year term - Expires 2018

Immediate Past President
Jeff Myers, Perinton Recreation and Parks
1350 Turk Hill Rd.
Fairport, NY 14450
585-223-5050
jmyers@perinton.,org
1-year term - Expires 2018
 
Vice President of Programs & Services
Gregg Goodman
Phone:(585) 752-1980
ggoodman474@gmail.com
2-year term - Expires 2018

Vice President of Professional Development
Kristine Zingaro, Town of Manlius Recreation Department
301 Brooklea Drive
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Phone: 315-637-5188
kzingaro@townofmanlius.org 
2-year term - Expires 2019
 
Treasurer
Nathan Nagle, Director of Recreation
Village of Horseheads
202 S. Main St.
Horsehead NY 14845
Phone: 607-739-5691
nnagle@horsehead.org
2-year term - Expires 2018
 
Secretary
Julie LaFave, Deputy Commissioner of Parks
City of Syracuse Dept. of Parks and Recreation
412 Spencer Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-473-4330
JLaFave@syrgov.net
2-year term - Expires 2019
 
Region I Representative
Jason Marra
Great Neck Parks District
65 Arrandale Avenue
Great Neck, NY 11024
Phone: 516-487-7665
 jmarra@greatneckparks.org
3-year term - Expires 2020
 
Region I Representative
Thomas Meyering
Town of Poughkeepsie
1 Overocker Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: 845-485-3628
tmeyering@townofpoughkeepsie-ny.gov
3-year term - Expires 2018
 
Region II Representative
VACANT
Term Expires 2018
 
Region II Representative
Leiko Benson
Onondaga County Parks
106 Lake Drive
Liverpool, NY 13088
315-453-6712
leikobenson@ongov.net
3 year term - Expires 2019
 
Region III Representative
Joseph Menter
Grand Island Recreation
3278 Whitehaven Rd.
Grand Island, NY 14072
Phone: 716-773-9680
jmenter@grand-island.ny.us
3-year term - Expires 2020
 
Region III Representative
Linanne Conroy
Town of Penfield Recreation Department
1985 Baird Road
Penfield, NY 14526
Phone: 585-340-8655
conroy@penfield.org
3-year term - Expires 2019
 
Honorary Representative
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Maryann Corbisiero
Regional Programs & Services
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207
Albany, NY 12238
518-474-0457
Maryann.Corbisiero@parks.ny.gov
 
 

2017-2018 BOARD MEET DATES

Board meetings are at 10 am and are open to all to attend. We welcome guests and encourage participation.
Please contact lisa@nysrps.org for meeting room specifics and location.

August 17–Saratoga Springs
October 19–Saratoga Springs
December 14–Saratoga Springs
February 22–Saratoga Springs
April TBD Annual Meeting–Syracuse
May 17–Saratoga Springs

Please refer to the Members Only Section of the website under Membership for important Board documents and latest approved minutes.