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Boost Morale and Generate Pride in Your Community by Applying for the 2024 National Gold Medal Award 

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2024 National Gold Medal Award Program Informational Webinar Read more

2024 National Gold Medal Award Program Informational Webinar

What is this premiere award in parks and recreation and how do I prepare my agency to submit an application?  View the recording from our informational webinar held Thursday December 14, 2023, and learn from a diverse panel of previous National Gold Medal Award Program recipients as they share their insights, key tips, and recommendations on the application process, and how receiving the award helped their agency and community.

Panelists Representing 2022 Grand Plaque Recipients:
Rachael Goodwin, Class V – Town Manager, Town of Fountain Hills, Arizona 
Aaron Perri, Class III - South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, South Bend, Indiana
Cheryl Michelet, Class I - Director of Communications, BREC, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Moderator: Karen L. Hesser, CEO, Five Rivers MetroParks, Ohio, AAPRA Gold Medal Committee Chair  

The National Gold Medal Award Program is governed and managed by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with NRPA and Musco Lighting LLC. To view, click here.

Grand Plaque Recipients Announced in the 2023 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation Read more

Grand Plaque Recipients Announced in the 2023 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation

Lacey, Washington, October 13, 2023– The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce the 2023 Grand Plaque recipients in the 2023 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. Musco Lighting, LLC is proud to continue sponsoring the Gold Medal Awards program as it has for more than 20 years. 

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