NYSRPS Annual Conference & Expo SUCCESS!

With special thanks to CNY Recreation and Park Society for leading this year's conference to great success! Over $20,000 was raised by this annual fundraising event through registrations, sponsorships and event fundraising efforts. Thank you all who made it to this year's event. Mark your calendar for the Recreation Summit planned in Lake Placid, NY April 7-9th, 2019.

Conference highlights included 19 award recipients receiving coveted honors for excellence in parks, recreation and therapeutic recreation programming and service, over 50 terrific educational sessions, and the NYSRPS Annual Meeting presentation of the 2017 ANNUAL REPORT.


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Special Event- Neighborhood Olympics, City of Geneva

Program of Merit- Creative Tech Camp for Girls, Hilton-Parma Parks and Recreation

Mutimedia- Town of Clarkstown

Inclusion Program of Excellence- Clark Sports Center

Exceptional Park Design- Trailway Connector, Westchester County Parks

Outstanding Corporate Leadership- Caroglio's Pizza, Hilton Parma Parks and Recreation


Elected Official of the Year, Michael Barker, Town of Perinton

Distinguished Citizen, Mary Flynn, Friends of Camillus Park

ABCD Award (Above and Beyond the Call of Duty)- Dave Tresholavy, Hilton Parma Parks and Recreation

Friends Scholarship- Kyle Foelsch

Therapeutic Recreation Professional- Dr. Lynn Anderson

Robert W. Miner "Good Guy" Award- Paul Blake

Frances Wallach Memorial "Good Gal" Award- Debra Keville

Young Professional- Diana Weber

Outstanding Service- Bill Barber

Distinguished Service and Lifetime Membership- Edean Casey

Lifetime Achievement- Jack Fass

Hall of Fame- Steven R. Fowler


NYSRPS would like to thank all conference sponsors for their generous donations and contributions to the Annual Conference. Without the support of the following companies and agencies the New York State Recreation and Park Society would not be able to offer the valuable programs and services it offers park, recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals across the state.

With SPECIAL THANKS to conference sponsors CNY Recreation and Park Society, Genesee Valley Recreation and Park Society, Long Island Leisure Services, Endeavor Entertainment, Whirlin' Disk DJ, and Keynote Sponsor Landscape Structures and the following exhibitors:

Advantage Sport & Fitness
Alternative Earthcare
American Recreational Products
American Red Cross
Applied Mulch and Soil
BagSpot Pet Waste Solutions
Denzak Recreational Design & Supply, Inc.
Discount School Supply
Eaton's Ephesus Lighting
GameTime Park & Playground Equipment/ MRC
Jaypro Sports
Maxian + Horst
Musco Sports Lighting
Nagle Athletic Surfaces
National Alliance for Youth Sports
Pernsteiner Creative Group
Play and Park Structures
Play By Design
Playsites Plus Surfaces
RecDesk Software
RenoSys Corporation
Site Specialists
Star Screen Print & Embroidery
SUNY Cortland Inclusive Recreation Resource Center
SUNY Cortland Recreation Parks and Leisure Studies
Super Seal Sealcoating
The Root Farm
US Communities
USTA Eastern
Vermont Systems


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