mParks Student Focus Area

The mission of the Student Focus Area is to educate, expose and engage students in the field of parks and recreation. Our role is to promote student professional development through education, networking and immersion within the industry.

The Focus Area's role is to:
  • Provide workshops and education
  • Promote professional development among students
  • Provide opportunities for students to get involved in the field
  • Provide the opportunity for the exchange of information regarding current trends, issues, and topics important to students

Important Updates - Get Involved

Interested in volunteering at the 2017 mParks Conference & Trade Show?

Student Focus Area Chair: Lori Irwin, Central Michigan University


Focus Area Members:

Lisa Christensen, Independence Twp Parks, Recreation & Seniors
Mike Devlin, Meridian Twp Parks & Recreation
Ken Grybel II, SELCRA
Jennifer Provenzano, Canton Leisure Services

Kelley Marcaccio, West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation
Kelly Hyer, West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation
April Heier, Farmington Hills Parks & Recreation
Ann Conklin, mParks Representative



Upcoming Meetings


Park Resources Meeting