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Oct
03
Robert Tooley   Service to the parks and recreation industry is one of the cornerstones of the mParks Hall of Fame, and with his extensive professional accomplishments and mParks involvement, Robert Tooley is an undeniable representation of that quality. Tooley’s journey in parks and recreation began in Wisconsin, where he comple... Read full article »
Sep
26
Marye Miller   If there is anyone in Michigan who represents advocacy and service to senior citizens, it’s Marye E. Miller. After her initial involvement in the parks and recreation industry as a mini bus driver and accountant for Rochester Avon Recreational Authority, she began working more heavily with older populations as acting dir... Read full article »
Sep
19
Gerald Jaloszynski   Starting from his first parks and recreation job as a summer park ranger with the Department of Natural Resources, Gerald Jaloszynski has maintained a longstanding hands-on approach which has led to an impressive list of accomplishments and community service. Jaloszynski studied parks and recreation at the associate, ... Read full article »
Sep
13
Timothy John Doyle   One of mParks’ central goals is to mentor parks and recreation professionals in their careers, and to create not only quality work but passionate work. Timothy Doyle displayed these values and more during his career, spanning across three states and impacting both professionals and community members through parks a... Read full article »
Sep
05
Edward Deeb Metro Detroit Youth Day Parks and recreation are a valuable community offering for all ages, but it plays a particularly important role in the lives of youth, and mParks is pleased to recognize Edward Deeb in this year’s Hall of Fame for his vital work in youth parks and recreation. Deeb’s centerpiece involvement in the p... Read full article »
Aug
29
H. Lee Bancroft City of Lansing Parks & Recreation Parks and Recreation is a field made possible by all types of people and roles, from custodians to secretaries to directors. Among these many roles, occasionally someone comes along as something of a “pacesetter,” encouraging others around them and creating much greater impact tha... Read full article »
Jul
17
mParks is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Healthy Recreation Catalyst Award! Of the 31 applicants, six projects, totaling $15,000, were funded. The Healthy Recreation Catalyst Award aims to implement projects focused on getting people active and healthy. The award is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and available to an... Read full article »
Jul
07
$33,333 goal to win a 2:1 matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative in partnership with mPark Foundation   Lansing, Mich. – The city of Grand Ledge’s Jaycee Park will soon have a universally accessible Splashpad for all to enjoy with the help of a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Econom... Read full article »
Jun
27
On Thursday, June 22, The Michigan Senate passed Senate Bill 76 (H-3)! The Bill passed unanimously, 37-0. This is the version of the Bill that includes the projects originally recommended by the MNRTF Board and maintains the integrity of the Trust Fund! The Bill will now go to Governor Snyder’s desk where he is expected to sign.   The ... Read full article »
Jun
21
On Thursday, the House passed a revised version of Senate Bill 76 (H-3) which reverted SB76 to its original version as recommended by the MNRTF Board (without the additional projects). The progress of the Bill is a direct result of your action, THANK YOU. Thank ... Read full article »
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