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SPEAKER PROPOSALS AVAILABLE

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Have a topic you would like to speak on at the 2022 Conference at the Caribe Royale in Orlando? Submit your Speaker Proposal form by October 30th for consideration. 
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2022 BOARD NOMINATIONS

The nomination cycle for the 2021 Election of Officers for FRPA's Board of Directors is October 30 - November 20, 2021.   Click here to access the Nomination Packet.
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2022 ABRAHAMS JONES ACADEMY

abrahams jonesApplications for the Abrahams-Jones Academy for Leadership Excellence are now available!

Ideal Candidates for the Academy
Have shown progressive ascension from entry level into higher level positions within the agency; and
Have responsibilities that include administration and overseeing or coordinating the work of other full-time employees; and
Possess a comprehension of base-line concepts outlined in the application and mastery in applying certain concepts in their current position; and
Are committed to dedicating the time to complete all assignments and projects throughout Session I & II.

What graduates are saying

The information presented by leaders in our profession is next level.  I would highly recommend [Abrahams] to those that want to grow within our industry and network with others who want to achieve that same goal.  ~Matt Armstrong, The Villages Recreation

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FRPA IMPACT CALCULATOR

green, blue with writingIntroducing the FRPA Impact Calculator! A tool exclusively for FRPA members to help identify the value they bring to their communities. READ MORE

EMAILS FROM FRPA

If you have not been receiving emails from FRPA, please let us know. Our IP Address is changing and our email client will be doing this in phases. To make sure you never miss an email from FRPA, add our IP Addresses below to your whitelist (or just send them to your IT Department and make sure they add them).
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JULIA JONES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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FRPA Announces Creation of Julia Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund to be housed in the FRPA Foundation, and the Renaming of the Abrahams-Jones Academy for Leadership Excellence

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MESSAGE ABOUT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS THROUGH NRPA

Please find the certification extensions that have been approved below.
NRPA and the National Certification Board will provide a 6 month extension upon request for all Certified Park and Recreation Professionals (CPRP) and Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) certification holders whose certification expires September 1, 2021. This extension would update a September 1, 2021 expiration to March 1, 2022. Certified professionals who request an extension will maintain a new certification cycle beginning and ending in March for future certification renewals. Certified professionals who have already received an extension from March 1, 2021 to September 1, 2021, are not eligible for an additional extension unless granted through appeal. Eligible parties may request an extension online through the My NRPA tab in their NRPA Profile (at www.nrpa.org)  by November 30, 2021. Certified professionals should email certification@nrpa.org for more information.

PARK SPARK

PODCAST LOGOPark Spark is a new podcast brought to you by the Florida Recreation and Park Association. Each episode will feature guests in the park and recreation field that will converse about different topics that are relative and timely. Have an idea for a podcast topic? Email us!

NYSS

Official National Youth Sport Strategy (NYSS) Champion web badge We’re proud to be recognized by Health.gov as an NYSS Champion for our work in youth sports. Learn about the National Youth Sports Strategy and how you can work to promote youth sports participation in your area: https://bit.ly/3k9DZw6

FRPA TEAMS UP WITH NCSI

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Connect with our preferred background screening provider

National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) is FRPA's preferred background screening provider. NCSI is a youth safety advocacy group and leading background screening provider. FRPA encourages members to take advantage of NCSI’s experience and knowledge by considering NCSI for background screening solutions.
For more information, please contact:
 866-996-7412
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