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ORPA Annual Awards
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Each year, ORPA conducts an annual awards selection and ceremony to recognize and celebrate outstanding park and recreation projects, professionals, and partners. Award nominations are solicited from members each spring in eleven award categories, which are listed below. The annual awards are presented during the ORPA annual conference each fall. 

Nominations for annual awards are now being accepted.  To nominate someone or a project, please review the award categories below and select "make a nomination".  The nomination link will redirect you to a form that walks you through the nomination process.

Nominations are due by 4:00 PM August 25th, 2017

For a list of past award winners, beginning in 1963, click here.


 

ORPA Annual Awards Categories (scroll down to see all 11 award categories)


David E Clark Honor Award | see the nomination info outline| see selection criteria | make a nomination
Renamed in 2002 in recognition of the late David Clark, longtime leader in Oregon parks and recreation, this is the highest recognition ORPA can bestow.  The award is presented to a professional ORPA member who has shown leadership, inspired others, and made noteworthy contributions over a period of time to the recreation and park profession.  Nominees must have been active in the field a minimum of 15 years and ORPA history of membership for at least 10 years.

Distinguished Service Award | see the nomination info outline  | see selection criteria | make a nomination
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual or agency that has shown dedication to the parks and recreation profession through a special project or effort, such as meaningful legislation, initiation of a significant project or donation to parks and recreation, or engaging others in significant a parks and recreation project.  Results of these efforts must have lasting value or serve as a standard for other projects or programs.

Outstanding New Professional Award | see the nomination info outline| see selection criteria | make a nomination
This award recognizes a park and recreation professional with less than 15 years of experience demonstrated leadership, initiative, innovation, and overall contribution to the park and recreation profession. Active service to ORPA is preferred.

Legislative Advocacy Award | see the nomination info outline  | see selection criteria  | make a nomination
ORPA's Legislative Advocacy Award honors an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to the parks and recreation field through legislative leadership and advocacy within the last five years. Individuals ad organizations may be honored for legislative leadership or advocacy at the local, county, regional, state, and/or federal level. 

Environmental Leadership Award | see the nomination info outline  | see selection criteria | make a nomination
The Environmental Leadership Award recognizes a park and recreation professional or agency that has made an outstanding effort during the last five years to sustain and improve the environment and/or reduce the environmental impact made by a park and recreation agency.

Asset Management Award | see the nomination info outline| see selection criteria  | make a nomination
Recognizes an agency or team for its exceptional management, maintenance, enhancement, and/or programming of an existing park, trail, natural area, recreation, and/or aquatic facility over time. Recipients demonstrate the vision and leadership necessary to protect and enhance public assets and resources while providing public recreation opportunities.

Planning Award | see the nomination info outline  | see selection criteria  |  make a nomination
The ORPA Planning award recognizes outstanding planning practices and processes used in the development or rehabilitation of a public park, trail, recreation and/or cultural facility that has opened within the past five years.

Design Award | see the nomination info outline  | see selection criteria  | make a nomination
The Design Award recognizes superior architectural and/or landscape design and design processes for new or renovated parks or facilities (buildings, parks, park components, trails, etc.) whose construction was completed in the last five years.

Private Sector Partner Award | see the nomination info outline  | see selection criteria  | make a nomination
The Private Sector Partner Award recognizes an Oregon-based entity, corporation, or non-profit organization that has made a significant contribution to the park and recreation profession, either through an agency or the state association.  Nominees may be recognized for their significant financial support, volunteer time, in-kind services, equipment, or other contributions to parks and recreation in Oregon.

Volunteer Service Award | see the nomination info outline  | see selection criteria  | make a nomination
This award honors an individual or organization whose efforts as a volunteer have made a significant contribution to parks and recreation in Oregon. Nominees may include individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, ad hoc groups or others whose time, expertise, and/or labor is donated or unpaid. 

SDIS Safety Excellence Award | see the nomination info outline  | see selection criteria  | make a nomination
Sponsored by Special Districts Insurance Services (SDIS), this award honors an individual, organization, or program that has demonstrated a unique commitment to improving or enhancing safety in park and recreation facilities or activities. 

 

To make a nomination


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