Annual Awards

The Michigan Recreation and Park Association honors exemplary park and recreation professionals and citizen advocates through the Association’s annual awards. Honorees embody the core values of the profession, demonstrate the highest level of performance in their job duties and maintain a tremendous commitment to mParks and its membership. See below for information on the various awards categories.

The nomination period for the 2016-2017 Awards season is now closed.

 

Upcoming Dates

Jan 31-Feb 3, 2017 - Awards presented at mParks Conference & Trade Show
January 9, 2017 - Community Service Award Nomination Form Distributed to Members
March 17, 2017 - Community Service Award Nominations Due
April 19, 2017 - Community Service Award Ceremony

2015 - 2016 Award Recipients

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Park Resource Leadership Award
Matt Sharp

Recreation Leadership Award
Chad Stevens, CPRP

New Professional Award
Tami Letcavage

Fellowship Award
Dan Stencil, CPRE

Special Award
Faye Alexander Nelson

Grand Award
Mark Lantz

Commitment to Excellence Award
Stu Alderman, CPRP


ORGANIZATION AWARDS

MARKETING AWARD
SPECIAL PROGRAM BROCHURE
Canton Leisure Services
Farmers Market Brochure

MARKETING AWARD
SINGLE BROCHURE
Davison Township Parks & Recreation
2015-2016 Fall / Winter Guide

MARKETING AWARD
OUTSTANDING WEBSITE
City of Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation
www.kzoopkarks.org

MARKETING AWARD
INTEGRATED MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Oakland County Parks & Recreation
Waterparks Season Pass Promotion

MARKETING AWARD
OUTSTANDING VIDEO
Oakland County Parks and Recreation
By the Numbers

MARKETING AWARD
MEDIA ADVOCATE
Aftab Borka
Oakland Press

DESIGN AWARD
OUTSTANDING PARK
Novi Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
Kids Single Mountain Bike Trail

DESIGN AWARD
OUTSTANDING FACILITY
Farmington Hills Special Services
Riley Archery Range

DESIGN AWARD
OUTSTANDING FACILITY
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Outdoor Adventure Center


DESIGN AWARD 
OUTSTANDING FACILITY 
City of Lansing Parks & Recreation
Beacon Soccer Fields

STATE ELECTED OFFICIAL AWARD
Representative Kathy Crawford
District 38

LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIAL AWARD
Karen Miller
Supervisor, Davison Township

INNOVATIVE RECREATION
PROGRAMMING AWARD
City of Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation
Lunchtime Live

INNOVATIVE RECREATION
PROGRAMMING AWARD
Oakland County Parks & Recreation
Annual Butterfly Parade

INNOVATIVE RECREATION
PROGRAMMING AWARD
City of Troy Parks & Recreation
Glow Night

INNOVATIVE RECREATION
PROGRAMMING AWARD
Saline Parks & Recreation
Mini Mastadon

INNOVATIVE PARK RESOURCES AWARD
West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation Commission
Trail Bollard Renovation

INNOVATIVE PARK RESOURCES AWARD
Saline Parks & Recreation
Marvelous Michigan Week

EXCELLENCE IN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION PROGRAMMING
Canton Leisure Services
Leisure Club