Awards

2022 Awards Winners
November 2022 - The Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association (TRPA) announces the recipients of the Association’s 2022 Awards. The outstanding achievements of these individuals, communities, and organizations were acknowledged during the Association’s 71st Annual Conference in Gatlinburg.
 
The Fellow Award, the highest award the Association can confer on an individual, recognizes professional members who have made outstanding contributions to the recreation field throughout their career. In 2022 TRPA awarded the following Fellow Awards

Honorary Fellow  - David Lose of Lose & Associates video

 Fellow - Joe Huff, CPRP, Maryville/Alcoa/Blount County Parks and Recreation
 video
 
The Distinguished Young Professional Award, awarded to a young professional was presented to Dallas Long of Hendersonville Parks and Recreation for his outstanding service to the Parks and Recreation profession and her community.
 
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 two outstanding members this year: 

 Dillard Dank
Hawkins of Chattanooga

 Craig Price, CPRP of Morristown Parks & Recreation

 
The Four-Star Awards recognize excellence and community impact by agencies.
Innovative Program:
  Tennessee State Parks & American Canoe Association-TN for Partners in Paddlesport Safety
 
Special Event:
 Memphis Parks
for Spring Break Mane!
 
Public Relations:
Memphis Parks
for Meet on Common Ground
 
Renovated Facility Award (Budget $500,000 or less):
 Johnson City Parks and Recreation for Memorial Park Community Center Pickleball Complex

Renovated Facility Award (Budget Over $500,000):
 Knoxville Parks & Recreation Department for Claude Walker Ball Park Renovation
 
New Facility Award (Budget $500,000 or less):
 Springfield Parks and Recreation
for 2 Sand Volleyball Courts

New Facility Award (Budget Over $500,000):
 
Hendersonville Parks and Recreation for Volunteer Park - In Line Hockey Facility
 

 
Branch & Section Awards
The Longfellow Award, presented by the Programming & Recreation Branch, recognizes an individual for outstanding programming and/or accomplishments in Aquatics.  The recipient is
 Colt Pittman, of Manchester Parks and Recreation.
 
The Wellness Award, presented by the Programming & Recreation Branch, recognizes an individual who focuses on physical activity, fitness and wellness programs, policies, and activities.  The recipient is
 Deb Fogle of Johnson City Parks and Recreation.
 
The Dennis Rainier Award, presented by the Athletics Branch, recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellence in athletic planning and programming.  The recipient is
 Michael McCafferty, of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation.
 
The Donald H Stanton Award, presented by the Ethnic Minority Interest Section, recognizes the community center determined to have had the best overall programs.   The recipient is
 Sevier Community Center of Metro Nashville Parks & Recreation
 
The Wayne Hansard Award, presented by the Municipal County Interest Section, recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellence in the maintenance of parks, facilities, and/or grounds.  The recipient is
 Shane Phillips of Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation.


The Robert Horsley Award, presented by the Municipal County Interest Section, recognizes an individual who planned, conducted and/or was responsible for the most outstanding community center program of the year.  The recipient is
 Kristine Strickland of Memphis Parks

The Maynard Glenn Award, presented by the Municipal County Interest Section, and recognizes an individual who planned, conducted and/or was responsible for the most outstanding recreation program of the year.  The recipient is
 Corey Brown of Memphis Parks.
 
The Award of Excellence, presented by the Facilities & Parks Branch, recognizes an individual that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of resource management.  The recipient is
 Mike Flowers of Memphis Parks.
 
The Arts Award, presented by the Programming & Recreation Branch, recognizes an individual that has demonstrated innovation and creativity and inspires others to develop similar programs.  The recipient is
 Susan Hicks of Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation.
 
The Marketing Award, presented by the Programming & Recreation Branch, recognizes an individual that has demonstrated innovation and creativity and inspires others to develop similar programs.  The recipient is
 Michael Hunter of Clarksville Parks and Recreation.
 
The Special Events Award, presented by the Programming & Recreation Branch, recognizes an individual that has demonstrated innovation and creativity and inspires others to develop similar programs.  The recipient is
 Vonchelle Stembridge, of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation.   

 


 

2022 Award Applications

Click here for directions on how to submit your application 
 

  Fillable PDF Version Word Version
Four-Star Awards Renovated Facility Renovated Facility
  New Facility New Facility
  Innovative Program Innovative Program
  Special Event Special Event
  Public Relations Public Relations
Individual Awards Young Professional Award Young Professional Award
  LifeTime Member Award LifeTime Member Award
  Fellow Award Fellow Award
Branch/Section Awards    
Ethnic Minority Interest Section Donald H Stanton Award Donald H Stanton Award
Municipal/County Interest Section  Maynard Glenn Award Maynard Glenn Award
Municipal/County Interest Section  Robert Horsley Award Robert Horsley Award
Municipal/County Interest Section  Wayne Hansard Award Wayne Hansard Award
Parks & Facilities Branch Resource Management Award of Excellence Resource Management Award of Excellence
Recreation & Programming Branch Arts Award Arts Award
Recreation & Programming Branch Denise Rainier Award Denise Rainier Award
Recreation & Programming Branch Longfellow Award Longfellow Award
Recreation & Programming Branch Marketing Award Marketing Award
Recreation & Programming Branch Special Events Award Special Events Award
Recreation & Programming Branch Wellness Award Wellness Award
 

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already received an award,  
check out the past recipients
lists below


Fellow Recipients
Lifetime Members
Young Professionals

TRPA Fellow Award 


2022 Fellow Videos
David Lose
Joe Huff, CPRP


TRPA Fellows Interviewed by the Mark Fraley Podcast
Mary Wherry
Charlie Ellenburg
John Wilbanks, CPRP
Brad Chambers, CPRP
Jerry Dillehay
Kitty Frazier, CPRP
George Brogdon, CPRP
Bob Parker
Anne Marshall, CPRP
Austin Fesmire, CPRP
Larry Zehnder, CPRP

Gerald Parish, CPRP
Craig Price, CPRP
Sylvia Pinson, CPRP
Tommy Lynch