[Preview the Member Online Nomination Form]
Urban Directors Nominations Open Through June 16
[Urban Director Online Nomination Form]
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The AAPRA commits to promote, nourish, and embody an inclusive and equitable environment, strengthen our commitment to promote justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, combat systemic and structural racism, and promote a culture of equality for all, through our knowledge advancement, research, education, and scholarly efforts.
How to Update Your Member Profile: Email your new or updated biography and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 Nomination Period April 13 – June 9
Academy members are elected to the organization by the Academy Board of Directors. Nominations are open once a year, typically April through early June. Nominations can only be submitted by current Academy members and are limited to two nominations per Academy member.
If you are interested in becoming an Academy member, you are encouraged to reach out to a current member and inquire if they would nominate you for membership. Not sure who is a current Academy member? Click here to view Academy members by state. If are not familiar with a current Academy member, please reach out to email@example.com and efforts will be made to connect you.
There are two categories of members: Fellow and Emeritus Fellows. Emeritus Fellows is a member, or distinguished professional who meets the requirements of membership, who by personal definition is retired from the profession.
There are three types of Fellow members:
In addition to the minimum 15 years of high-level administrative experience as a professional or as a park, recreation, tourism, sport management or related field (PRTSR) educator, nominees complete a nomination form which asks for significant work contributions; efforts in promoting justice, equity, diversity and inclusion; degrees completed; acquired professional certifications; leadership at local, state, regional and national organizations; published articles and presentations made; honors and awards received; response to why seeking Academy membership; and nominator’s insights into the individual’s professional attitude and impact.
Each of the above criteria are weighted. Click here for PDF of Member Criteria / Weighted Values for Professional and Educators Nominees.
Other nomination requirements:
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the 2022 Class
Kimberly Garrett, City of Georgetown, TX
Raymond Bivens, Delaware State Parks, DE
William "Bill" McAdam, Downers Grove Park District, IL
Reginald Moore, City of Baltimore Parks & Recreation, MD
Philip Ginsburg, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, CA
To raise awareness of AAPRA, Academy members are encouraged to add membership to their email signature line.
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