2018 TRPA Awards Program
TRPA Announces 2018 Award Winners at Annual Conference
October 10, 2018-The Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association (TRPA) announces the recipients of the association’s 2018 Awards Program. The outstanding achievements of these individuals, communities and organizations were acknowledged during the association’s 67th Annual Conference in Knoxville. A Special thank you to the Indiana Parks & Recreation Association for scoring our awards. We look forward to scoring yours in the coming year.
The Distinguished Young Professional Award was presented to Lauren Cox of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services 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 Marlane Sewell of Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation.
Innovative Program – Metro Nashville Parks & Recreation for CRAFT Basketball & Enrichment
Public Relations - City of Bristol, Tennessee Parks & Recreation Department and Department of Community Relationsf or The Nature Center at Steele Creek Park’s “Steele Creek Explorer”
Renovated Facility Award Budget $500,000 or less- Metro Nashville Parks & Recreation for Fannie Mae Dees “Dragon” Park
Renovated Facility Award Budget Over$500,000 – Collierville Parks, Recreation and Community Services for Linda Kerley Recreation Center
New Facility Award Budget $500,000 or less-Knoxville Parks & Recreation for Mary Vestal Greenway Extension
New Facility Award Budget Over $5000,000-Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation for Miracle Field
Special Event - Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation Bureau of Parks & Conservation for Tennessee State Parks – Total Eclipse of the Parks! Special Event
Category I (Population 100,000 and over) Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation
Category IV (Population 10,000-19,999) Farragut Parks & Leisure Services
Category V (Population 5,000-9,999) Pigeon Forge Parks and Recreation Department
The Longfellow Award is presented by the Programming & Recreation Branch each year to an individual for outstanding programming or accomplishments in Aquatics. The recipient is Sheila Rico of Tullahoma Parks and Recreation.
The Donald H Stanton Award is presented by the Ethnic Minority Interest Section to the community center determined to have the best overall programs. The recipient is Lester Community Center of Memphis Parks & Neighborhoods
The Robert Horsley Award is presented by the Municipal County Interest Section and recognizes community center personnel, who have planned, conducted or was responsible for the most outstanding community center program during the year. The recipient is Lindsey Magness of Metro Nashville Parks & Recreation
The Arts Award is presented by the Programming & Recreation Branch to an individual that has demonstrated innovation and creativity and to inspire others to develop similar programs. The recipient is Lyle Russell of Tullahoma Parks and Recreation.
Please click on the link below that matches the award you are applying for. The directions (what to submit) for the award will download as a fillable pdf or a word document. Not sure which awards are right for you? Download our quick reference What are the Awards? How do I apply? Where are they presented? Each award has specific instructions. Please follow them exactly. Deviating from the instructions will cost you points in the scoring process.