This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit April 02, 2015

Home   About WRPA   Careers   Membership   Education   Publications   Contact Us        

 


WRPA Featured Trainings



'Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities'


April 29 - May 1 in Tacoma, Washington

Online Registration Ends on Friday, April 24!


Join us for the WRPA Annual Conference & Trade Show! Did you know that you can register now, and pay later? The WRPA website has a great "invoice me" option that you can utilize for any WRPA events. Hurry and register yourself and your colleagues before online registration closes. Can't attend the entire Conference? Check out our One-Day Registration options!

What to know before you go:
  • Hotel rooms nearly gone — Discounted room rates are available until April 8 or until sold out!
  • Pre-conference activities — Northwest Trek, Tour de Tacoma and Golf!
  • Conference schedule and sessions — Plan ahead and find the sessions that you are want to attend

  • REGISTER NOW!

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    SPONSORED CONTENT


    WRPA Member Highlights & Happenings


    Member Survey
    WRPA
    SURVEY SAYS ...?! Well, we won't know until you take part. WRPA invites you to participate in our 2015 Member Survey. What are our strengths? What can we do better? What do you think WRPA should be doing that we currently are not? Help us continue to evolve as an association to better serve you. Take the Member Survey Now! We welcome and value your input.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    The Student Connections Committee still needs your help
    WRPA
    The SCC is looking for volunteers to speak to students at the Annual Conference. The primary topics will be interviewing skills and best ways to get noticed when applying for jobs after college. The session is scheduled for Friday, May 1, from 3:15-4:30 p.m. This session will help students learn the "trade secrets" of getting jobs and how to answer interview questions. If you would like to volunteer or have questions, please email Sarah Sandquist or Kevin Witte. Thank you!
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    Shine a light on your community's support for trails: Host the 2016 Washington State Trails Conference
    WRPA
    Every two years, the Washington State Trails Coalition brings 300 trail advocates and agency leaders together for two days of networking and information sharing. WSTC is now accepting proposals from communities who wish to host the 2016 Conference. Learn how to submit an application here.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    Dozens of new positions added to the WRPA Job Board:
    WRPA
    The following job opportunities recently became available:
    • Aquatic Manager, City of Lacey
    • Seasonal Park Aide, Whitman County
    • Building Attendant, City of Federal Way
    • Park Ranger, Whatcom County
    • Rental Sales Coordinator, Metro Parks Tacoma
    View the WRPA Career Center to see more.

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    This Just In


    Seattle's emerging EcoDistrict
    The Dirt
    Since 2011, the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, which is funded by the Bullitt Foundation and led by Capitol Hill Housing, has sought to improve the sustainability of the community and the equity of its constituents. This EcoDistrict is partnering with the Seattle 2030 District, a high-performance business district in downtown Seattle, that aims to reduce carbon emissions 50 percent by 2030. In 2015, Seattle's City Council formally passed a resolution recognizing the EcoDistrict.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    ATV rider presses commissioners for beach access
    Chinook Observer
    Pacific County Commissioners again took pointed questions about the fairness of wind-powered vehicles on Peninsula beaches while ATVs are banned. Gerry Amacher, an all-terrain vehicle enthusiast, asked about beach land sailers. It appears state parks will allow the wheeled craft at Ocean City State Park, north of Ocean Shores, he said. Amacher has pressed the board to allow ATVs on county roads leading to the beaches in the past.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    WRPA Advocacy News


    Breaking: WWRP Funded at 75 Million in House Budget
    WRPA
    The state House released their proposed capital construction budget, which includes $75 million for the WWRP grant program. This is a solid number that represents an improvement over the Governor's proposed budget. While the Coalition is very pleased with the proposed House budget, we have heard that the state Senate may come in at a lower amount. This means that while this first step is positive, there's still a real possibility that the final number is much lower. We're preparing outreach to the Senate to urge support for the program, and as a past beneficiary of the program your unique voice is very valuable. Ensuring a high level of funding every year ensures that the program is sufficiently funded in future years as well, including when you again apply for a grant for your community. Please urge the senator to support the House appropriation for WWRP and underscore the value of the program to your community.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    WRPA Event and Education Calendar

    Your resource for dynamic professional development leadership and networking opportunities focused on best practices to promote excellence in the profession.
    DateEventLocation
    2015
    Apr. 30-May 1*WRPA Annual Conference & Trade ShowTacoma Convention Center
    Sept. 28-29Pacific Northwest Aquatics ConferenceGreat Wolf Lodge
    Oct. 22*Business InstituteTukwila Community Center

    *WRPA recommended trainings to sustain your core competencies in parks and recreation.

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
     



    WRPA Weekly
    Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
    Download media kit

    Bob Kowalski, Sports & Recreation Editor, 469.420.2650   
    Contribute news

    Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

    This edition of the WRPA Weekly was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!

    Recent issues

    March 19, 2015
    March 5, 2015
    Feb. 5, 2015






    7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063