Branch and Section Award Recipients

Ethnic Minority Interest Section

Donald H Stanton Award
Recognizes the community center determined to have had the best overall programs.   The recipient is

West Park Community Center of Metro Parks Nashville and Davidson County

Municipal/County Interest Section


Maynard Glenn Award
Recognizes an individual who planned, conducted and/or was responsible for the most outstanding recreation program of the year.  The recipient is 

Grant Howard of Knoxville Parks & Recreation Department.
 
Wayne Hansard Award
Recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellence in the maintenance of parks, facilities, and/or grounds.  The recipient is 

Dustin Preston of Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation
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Robert Horsley Award
Recognizes an individual who planned, conducted and/or was responsible for the most outstanding community center program of the year.  The recipient is 

Kim Battle of Chattanooga Parks and Outdoors
 

Parks & Facilities Branch

Award of Excellence
Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of resource management.  The recipient is 

Phil Hatcher of Knoxville Parks & Recreation Department

Programming & Recreation Branch


Arts Award
Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated innovation and creativity and inspires others to develop similar programs.  The recipient is 

Travis Holmes of Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation.

Dennis Rainier Award
Recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellence in athletic planning and programming.  The recipient is

Jerry Dills, of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department

Longfellow Award
Recognizes an individual for outstanding programming and/or accomplishments in Aquatics.  The recipient is

Kenneth Honeycutt, of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation
 
Marketing Award
Recognizes an individual that has demonstrated innovation and creativity and inspires others to develop similar programs.  The recipient is 

Brian Smith of Chattanooga Parks and Outdoors

Special Events Award
Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated innovation and creativity and inspires others to develop similar programs.  The recipient is 

Kelly Kitchens, of City of Elizabethton Parks & Recreation  

Wellness Award
Recognizes an individual who focuses on physical activity, fitness and wellness programs, policies, and activities.  The recipient is

Carissa "Rissa" Andres of Pigeon Forge Parks and Recreation