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Assistant PRCA Director Elected President of Florida Recreation and Park Association Foundation

1/30/2017

The City of Gainesville is pleased to announce that Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) Assistant Director Michelle Park, C.P.R.P. has been elected as president of the Florida Recreation and Park Association (FRPA) Foundation to serve on the Foundation Board through 2018.

Michelle Park has been with the City of Gainesville for more than eight years. Previously, she worked with state associations in Ohio and Maryland, and was the Director of Recreation in Palm Beach County. She has also worked for the National Recreation and Park Association. While at PRCA, Park has accomplished significant goals, such as guiding the adoption of the PRCA Vision 2020 Master Plan and the departmental accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies.

“This is an honor and I look forward to serving the foundation as its president,” says Park. “FRPA has been such a great resource for our department and so many other agencies.”
Park has been a member of the Florida Recreation and Park Association since 1978. Her commitment to the field of parks and recreation is unwavering, and the Florida Recreation and Park Association Foundation is fortunate to have her as president.

The Florida Recreation and Park Association Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity that operates with a charitable and educational focus in support of the recreation, parks and leisure services profession. The foundation was established in 1998 to support the development and education of parks and recreation professionals, students, and citizen advocates in the state of Florida.

For more information, please contact Steve Phillips, director for PRCA, at 352-393-3755 or phillipssr@cityofgainesville.org



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