2010 NRPA National Award Recipients Announced

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The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the association’s 2010 National Awards.

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the association’s 2010 National Awards. These awards are presented annually to deserving individuals and agencies to honor their efforts—both professional and personal—in the field of parks and recreation.

The recipients were selected by the association’s National Forum Awards Committee as the top award submissions from across the U.S., and will be honored publicly in late October at NRPA’s 2010 Congress & Exposition in Minneapolis, Minn.

2010 National Award Recipients:

Dorothy Mullen Arts and Humanities Awards
Class I – Milwaukee Public Schools Recreation Division (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Class II – City of Reno (Reno, Nev.)
Class III – Miami Beach Teen Club Gang and Drug Prevention Program (Miami Beach, Fla.)
Class IV – East Hartford Parks and Recreation (East Hartford, Conn.)
Class V – Audubon State Park (Henderson, Ky.)

National Distinguished Professional Award
William Koegler (Wheeling, W. Va.)

National Humanitarian Award
Chris Clifford (Gloucester Point, Va.)

Corporate Humanitarian Award
Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Robert W. Crawford Young Professional Award
Guy Smith (Milwaukee, Wis.)

Voluntary Service Award
Cary Teen Council (Cary, N.C.)

Recognition of Significant Efforts (R.O.S.E.) Award
Jack Kardys (Miami, Fla.)

Ralph C. Wilson Long Term Service Award
John Davis (Culpeper, Va.)

Theodore & Franklin Roosevelt Award for Excellence in Research
Robert Manning (Burlington, Vt.)

Literary Award
Karla Henderson (Raleigh, N.C.)

Barb King Award for Environmental Stewardship
City of Phoenix (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Barb King Award for Environmental Leadership
City of Arlington – Parks and Recreation (Arlington, Texas)

Kudos Award for Marketing Piece
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (Nashville, Tenn.)

Kudos Award for Marketing Campaign
City of Fort Collins (Fort Collins, Colo.)

Kudos Award for Public Relations
Mundelein Park and Recreation District (Mundelein, Ill.)

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of roughly 21,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy lifestyles, recreation initiatives, and conservation of natural and cultural resources.

For more information, visit http://www.NRPA.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit http://www.parksandrec-magazine.org.

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