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2014 Awards Brochure - Application deadline October 10, 2014

 Past Award Receipents
     Fellow Award
     Lifetime Member Award
     Young Professional Award
     President's Cup Awards

 

TRPA Announces 2014 Award Winners at Annual Conference


November 18, 2014-Franklin, Tennessee-The Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association (TRPA) announces the recipients of the association’s 2014 Awards Program. The outstanding achievements of these individuals, communities and organizations were acknowledged during the association’s 63rd Annual Conference in Nashville this week. 


2014 Legislative Awards are presented to legislators who have shown dedicated, tireless & continuous efforts, working for positive public policy for the citizens of Tennessee in the area of Parks & Recreation.  The 2014 recipient is Senator Doug Overby of Maryville.

The Distinguished Young Professional Award was presented to Pam Henry of Shelbyville for her outstanding service to the Parks and Recreation profession and her community. 


The Fellow Award is the highest award the association can confer on an individual and recognizes professional members who have made outstanding contributions to the recreation field throughout their career. This year’s recipient is Henderson Kelly, Sr. of Nashville.  


The Lifetime Member Award honors and recognizes individuals who have made numerous and/or significant long-term contributions within the parks and Recreation Profession. This prestigious award can be given to more than one nominee per year.  TRPA recognized three outstanding members this year: Bob Parrish of Nashville, Sylvia Pinson of Shelbyville, and Terry Womack of Murfreesboro


The Four Star Awards include awards given in 6 categories to recognize excellence in Programming, Marketing, and Renovated and New Facility Design; as well as Individual Service and Benefactor Awards for community partners. 


Four Star Program Awards

Aquatics-Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation for Flick-n-Float

Arts-Shelbyville Parks & Recreation for Arts in the Park

Athletics-Clarksville Parks & Recreation for Clarksville Sports Festival

Community Center-Johnson City Parks & Recreation for Carver Community Peace Gardens

Conservation/Outdoor Recreation-Nashville Parks & Recreation for Harpeth Hills Golf Course and The Audubon Journey

Festival Special Events-Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Parks & Recreation for Songs by the Brook Concert Series

Health & Wellness-Manchester Parks & Recreation for Winning Tomorrow Today Program


Four Star Marketing Awards

Campaign-Collierville Parks & Recreation for LiveLifeLocal

Digital- Atoka Parks & Recreation for Digital Marketing Videos

and Franklin Parks & Recreation for A Feature Film "Road to the 150th”

Print-Sevierville Parks & Recreation for Going Green Equates to Creation of Printed Marketing Materials


Four Star Renovated Facility Awards

Budget under $100,000 or less-Kingsport Parks & Recreation for Rock Springs Park

Budget of $100,001-$500,000-Farragut Parks & Recreation for Mayor Bob Leonard Park – Installation of Synthetic Turf

Budget of $500,001-$1,000,000-Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation McFadden Community Center

Budget over $1,000,000 – Franklin Parks & Recreation Eastern Flank Battlefield Park and Event Facility

 

Four Star New Facility Awards

Budget of up to $250,000-Jackson Recreation & Parks for "The Amp” Outdoor Entertainment Amphitheater

Budget $250,000-1,000,000-Atoka Parks & Recreation for Nancy Lane Park Playground

Budget $1,000,001-$5,000,000-Nashville Parks & Recreation for Sevier Park Community Center


Four Star Benefactor Awards

Dick’s Sporting Goods-nominated by Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Parks and Recreation 


Four Star Individual Service Awards

Russ Hickman, Kingsport-nominated by Kingsport Parks and Recreation 

Scott Cocanougher, Shelbyville-nominated by Shelbyville Parks & Recreation

Bill Allen, Murfreesboro-nominated by Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation 


Branch & Section Awards

The Longfellow Award is presented by the Aquatics and Wellness Branch each year to an individual for outstanding programming or accomplishments in Aquatics.  The 2014 recipient is Pam Henry of Shelbyville Parks and Recreation.


The Community Wellness Award is presented by the Aquatics and Wellness Branch each year to an individual who focuses on promoting health and wellness for citizens of the community through such avenues as community outreach, community special events, programs, and individual service opportunities.  The 2014 recipient is Cindy Allen of Shelbyville Parks and Recreation.


The Dennis Rainier Award is presented by the Athletics Branch each year to an individual to recognize personnel who have demonstrated excellence in athletic planning and programming.  The 2014 recipient is Frank Campbell of Shelbyville Parks and Recreation.


The Donald H Stanton Award is presented by the Ethnic Minority Section to the individual determined to have the best overall Community Center programs.   The 2014 recipient is Jennifer Swann of Shelbyville Parks and Recreation. 


The Wayne Hansard Award is presented by the Municipal County Section and recognizes the personnel who have demonstrated Excellence in the Maintenance of Parks, Facilities, and/or Grounds.  The 2014 recipient is Joe Maloney of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation.


The Robert Horsley Award is presented by the Municipal County Section and recognizes community center personnel, who have planned, conducted or was responsible for the Most Outstanding Community Center Program during the year.  The 2014 recipient is Bart Fite of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation


The Maynard Glenn Award is presented by the Municipal County Section and recognizes personnel or specialists who have planned, conducted or were responsible for the Most Outstanding Recreation Program of the year.  The 2014 recipient is Jennifer Gentry of Morristown Parks and Recreation.


Award of Excellence – is presented by the Resource Management Branch to one individual that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of Resource Management.  The 2014 recipient is Marta Morgan of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation.


The Arts Award 2014 is presented by the Special Events, Arts and Marketing Branch to an individual that has demonstrated innovation and creativity and to inspire others to develop similar programs.  The 2014 recipient is Pam Williams and Rachel Singer of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation. 


The Marketing Award is presented by the Special Events, Arts and Marketing Branch to an individual that has demonstrated innovation and creativity and to inspire others to develop similar programs.  The 2014 recipient is Jim Davis of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation.


The Special Events Award is presented by the Special Events, Arts and Marketing branch to an individual that has demonstrated innovation and creativity and to inspire others to develop similar programs.  The 2014 recipient is Jennifer Gentry of Morristown Parks and Recreation.


President’s Cup

The President’s Cup Award recognizes member agencies that have provided exemplary service to TRPA though attendance at state conferences and workshops, membership, staff writing for publications or serving on boards and committees. 

Category I   (Population 100,000 and over) Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation

Category III (Population 20,000-39,999) Shelbyville Parks and Recreation

Category V  (Population 5,000-9,999) Pigeon Forge Parks and Recreation 

 

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