Regional Partners and Affiliates
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 NY State on the NYSRPS Board. 2 representatives from each region is asked to serve from each region, 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 & North Country
Region 3- Genesee Valley & Niagara Frontier
NYSRPS Regional Partners
NYSRPS Regional Partners are independent associations who have partnered with NYSRPS. RP's are regional organizations who meet regularly with their local leisure service professionals and extend membership.Members of the local organizations enjoy a dual membership; one membership covers both a NYSRPS State membership as well as membership in their local organization. This joint relationship provides dual membership to local association as well as the State Society. The purpose of this relationship between local associations and the State Society is to combine strengths, reduce the duplication of services, and further the cohesiveness of New York State’s leisure service industry. These partnerships allow for each region to enjoy their autonomy, while expanding services offered to their members.
Be sure to check out our REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP GUIDE - outlining the history of how Regional Partnerships began, the benefits offered to Regional Partners and a Step-ByStep checklist of how to become a Regional Partner of NYSRPS.
Regional Partners and the counties they serve:
- Central New York: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, Tompkins
- Genesee Valley: Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
- North Country: St. Lawrence, Lewis, Jefferson & Franklin
Fellow park, recreation and therapeutic recreation organizations that function completely independent from NYSRPS are termed affiliates. While NYSRPS works collaboratively with these outside organizations who share likeminded missions, they do not operrate in the same manner as Districts and share any kind of recognized partnership and joint membership benefit. The following are fellow associations of NYSRPS: Metropolitan Recreation and Park Society, Westchester Recreation and Park Society, Long Island Leisure Services Association, Hudson Valley Leisure Service Association, and Niagara Frontier.