Awards

2017 Awards information - now available!
2017 Awards Brochure/Directions - Application deadline September 1, 2017 4:00pm CDT

 

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2017 Awards Submission Form

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TRPA Announces 2016 Award Winners at Annual Conference
 
November 15, 2016-Franklin, Tennessee-The Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association (TRPA) announces the recipients of the association’s 2016 Awards Program. The outstanding achievements of these individuals, communities, and organizations were acknowledged during the association’s 65th Annual Conference in Memphis last week.
 
The Distinguished Young Professional Award was presented to will be announced soon for her outstanding service to the Parks and Recreation profession and her community.
 
The Fellow Award is the highest award the association can confer on an individual and recognizes professional members who have made outstanding contributions to the recreation field throughout their career. This year’s recipient is Tommy Lynch of Metro Nashville.  
 
The Lifetime Member Award honors and recognizes individuals who have made numerous and/or significant long-term contributions within the parks and Recreation Profession. This prestigious award can be given to more than one nominee per year.  TRPA recognized three outstanding members this year: Joe Maloney of Murfreesboro and John Wilbanks of Pigeon Forge.
 
The Four Star Awards include awards given in 6 categories to recognize excellence in Programming, Marketing, and Renovated and New Facility Design; as well as Individual Service and Benefactor Awards for community partners.
 
Four Star Program Awards
Aquatics-Clarksville Parks & Recreation for Adaptive Swim Day
Arts-Knoxville Parks & Recreation for Zaevion Dobson Memorial Mosaic
Athletics-Kingsport Parks & Recreation for Kingsport Cyclo-Cross Cup
Community Center-Johnson City Parks & Recreation for Memorial Park Community Center
Conservation/Outdoor Recreation-Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation for World Turtle Day
Festival Special Events-Metro Parks Nashville for Celebrate Nashville
Health & Wellness-Morristown Parks & Recreation for Overcomer Obstacle Challenge
 
Four Star Marketing Awards
Campaign-Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Parks & Recreation for Departmental Marketing Campaign
Digital- Kingsport Parks & Recreation for Kingsport Greenbelt Marketing
Print-Clarksville Parks & Recreation for 2016 Fall/Winter Program Guide
 
Four Star Renovated Facility Awards
Budget under $100,000 or less- Kingsport Parks & Recreation for Preston Forest Park
Budget $100,000-500,000 – Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation for Bradley Museum
Budget $500,001-1,000,000 – Town of Farragut Parks & Leisure Services for McFee Park Splash Pad
Budget over $1,000,000 – Knoxville Parks & Recreation for Lakeshore Park Administrative Building
 
Four Star New Facility Awards
Budget of up to $250,000-Jackson Parks & Recreation for Cypress Grove Nature Studies Center
Budget $250,000-1,000,000-City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation and Legacy Parks Foundation for Baker Creek Preserve
Budget over $5,000,000 – Montgomery County Parks & Recreation RichEllen Park
 
Four Star Benefactor Awards
Forever Parks Foundation-nominated by Pigeon Forge Parks and Recreation
The Comfort Group – Nominated by Metro Nashville Parks & Recreation
David Price – Project 14 – nominated by Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation
Morristown Noon Rotary –nominated by Morristown Parks & Recreation
Blount Partnership – nominated by Alcoa-Maryville-Blount County Parks & Recreation
Jacobs Job Core – nominated by Kingsport Parks & Recreation
 
Four Star Individual Service Awards
Ron Washington-nominated by Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation
John McCoy – nominated by Kingsport Parks & Recreation
Pat Mingledorff – Jackson Recreation & Parks
 
Branch & Section Awards
The Longfellow Award is presented by the Aquatics and Wellness Branch each year to an individual for outstanding programming or accomplishments in Aquatics.  The 2016 recipient is Kyle Goss of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation.
 
The Workplace Wellness Award is presented by the Aquatics and Wellness Branch each year to an individual who focuses on physical activity, fitness and wellness programs, policies, and activities at the worksite to heighten employee productivity, motivation, and general well-being.  The 2016 recipient is Jennifer Byard of Clarksville Parks and Recreation.
 
The Community Wellness Award is presented by the Aquatics and Wellness Branch each year to an individual who focuses on promoting health and wellness for citizens of the community through such avenues as community outreach, community special events, programs, and individual service opportunities.  The 2016 recipient is Nathan Williams of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation.
 
The Child Wellness Award is presented by the Aquatics and Wellness Branch each year to an individual who focuses on building life-long wellness skills such as increased physical activity, healthy eating, and positive health habits through programs and activities.  The 2016 recipient is Allison Davidson of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation.
 
The Dennis Rainier Award is presented by the Athletics Branch each year to an individual to recognize personnel who have demonstrated excellence in athletic planning and programming.  The 2016 recipient is Cassidy Trentham of Pigeon Forge Parks and Recreation.
 
The Donald H Stanton Award is presented by the Ethnic Minority Section to the individual determined to have the best overall Community Center programs.   The 2016 recipient is Raleigh Community Center of Memphis Parks & Neighborhoods.
 
The Wayne Hansard Award is presented by the Municipal County Section and recognizes the personnel who have demonstrated Excellence in the Maintenance of Parks, Facilities, and/or Grounds.  The 2016 recipient is Alan Loy of Pigeon Forge Parks and Recreation.


The Robert Horsley Award is presented by the Municipal County Section and recognizes community center personnel, who have planned, conducted or was responsible for the Most Outstanding Community Center Program during the year.  The 2016 recipient is Russell Smith of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation


The Maynard Glenn Award is presented by the Municipal County Section and recognizes personnel or specialists who have planned, conducted or were responsible for the Most Outstanding Recreation Program of the year.  The 2016 recipient is Glen Adkins of Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation.
 
Award of Excellence – is presented by the Resource Management Branch to one individual that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of Resource Management.  The 2016 recipient is Angela Jackson of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation.
 
The Arts Award is presented by the Special Events, Arts and Marketing Branch to an individual that has demonstrated innovation and creativity and to inspire others to develop similar programs.  The 2016 recipient is Rosanna Ohlsson-Salmon of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation.
 
The Marketing Award is presented by the Special Events, Arts and Marketing Branch to an individual that has demonstrated innovation and creativity and to inspire others to develop similar programs.  The 2016 recipient is Melinda Tate of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation.
 
The Special Events Award is presented by the Special Events, Arts and Marketing branch to an individual that has demonstrated innovation and creativity and to inspire others to develop similar programs.  The 2016 recipient is Paul Wright of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation.
 
President’s Cup
The President’s Cup Award recognizes member agencies that have provided exemplary service to TRPA though attendance at state conferences and workshops, membership, staff writing for publications or serving on boards and committees.
Category I   (Population 100,000 and over) Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation
Category II (Population 40,000-99,999) Jackson Recreation & Parks
Category V  (Population 5,000-9,999) Pigeon Forge Parks and Recreation
Category VI (Population 4,999 and under) Selmer Parks & Recreation
Category VII (Other-military, TVA, state, churches, non-profits) Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, Recreation Education Services