As per the Academy bylaws, there is a membership category for directors or CEOs of "a major Federal, State, Regional, County (or Parish) or City with a population of 500,000 or more." If Academy Members know of any individual who fits this category whom you would like to nominate for the Academy, please send his/her resume and a letter for support to the Academy Office at info@aapra.org no later than June 27, 2018

At this time, there are up to four openings in this category. Per bylaws: "Fellows selected through this process shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the Academy Fellow membership and will be in addition to the members allowed in other categories."
 
Please note the difference between nominating someone for membership in the "regular" category versus nomination in the "urban directors" category. If a candidate has the traditional park and recreation background, even if he or she is the director or head of an agency, district or department serving more than 500,000 in population, that candidate should be nominated in the regular category.
 
Questions may be directed to Committee Chair Ronnie Gathers at (301) 699-2582 or Ronnie.Gathers@gmail.com.