CRPA Awards and Recognition Program
CRPA Awards Program offers recreation professionals an opportunity to nominate those outstanding individuals who you believe deserve public acknowledgment for outstanding service in and around the field of parks and recreation. Please take the time to participate in this worthwhile program and submit a nomination for consideration.
DESCRIPTION OF AWARDS
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
This is the most prestigious award that CRPA offers. To receive the Distinguished Service Award, the nominee shall be a CRPA member and an individual who has made outstanding contributions, over a significant number of years, to the recreation and/or parks field. Such contributions might be for outstanding leadership; committee work on a state or national level; outstanding service as a professional worker; research, promoting the profession; outstanding development of equipment, layout or design.
SELECTED ORGANIZATION AWARD
Membership in CRPA is not required. The organization should have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to the field of public recreation and parks, significant enough to have had a stimulating effect on recreation at a town, city, state or national level.
Membership in CRPA is not required. The individual should have gone “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” by having made an outstanding contribution to the field of public recreation and parks, significant enough to have had a stimulating effect on recreation at a town, city, state or national level. This award is open to volunteers and part-time/seasonal, park or secretarial staff.
OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL AWARD
To receive the Outstanding Professional Award, the nominee shall be a CRPA member who has made outstanding contributions, over a period of 10 years or more, to the recreation and/or parks field.
“R. PETER LEDGER” YOUNG PROFESSIONAL
Nominee must be a member of CRPA who has served 10 years or less and is deserving of recognition for achievements and accomplishments in the parks and recreation profession. Winner of this award shall receive one thousand dollars to be used for continuing education purposes (ie.quarterly’s, conferences, training institutes, etc).
THERAPEUTIC RECREATION AWARD
Nominee must be a member of CRPA who has served a minimum of 10 years and is deserving of recognition for dedication and commitment in the field of therapeutic recreation or related field.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD
For teenage student(s) who has/have demonstrated outstanding leadership in programs for teens or related activities.
FACILITY OF MERIT AWARD (NEW)
This award will be given to a department who has developed or renovated an exceptional facility within the last 2 years. The director of the department must be a current CRPA member. For specific selection criteria please call Alex Palluzzi +1 (203) 488-8304 x113
DOROTHY G. MULLEN / CRPA SCHOLARSHIP $500.00
GEORGE SANFORD / CRPA SCHOLARSHIP $500.00
The Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association has established the Dorothy Mullen and George Sanford CRPA Scholarships to provide assistance to students majoring in recreation and/or park education. Students must be registered Full time, and provide a letter detailing their full time student status.
CRPA REC'ER AWARD
What is the CRPA Rec’er you ask? It is a small yellow tow truck that is awarded to a
department to honor them for the year. Each year the “Rec’er” is presented to an individual or department. Over time, this “Rec’er” will become a symbol of your involvement in CRPA
and your desire to strive towards excellence in the field. The “Rec’er” will be displayed in your
department to let your community know of your involvement with state recreation and leisure
services. It may also be displayed at functions where CRPA is represented, such as the flower
show, kids fair, fishing derby, etc.(Contact Roger Moss: email@example.com)
Please return this form by October 7, 2011 to:
Alexander Palluzzi Jr.
Branford Recreation Dept
46 Church Street
Branford, CT 06405
Phone: +1 (203) 488-8304 x113
Fax: +1 (203) 315-4017
Upon receipt of this form, a full application will be sent to the nominee.