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5/2/2019 to 5/3/2019
When: Thursday, May 2, 2019
5:30 PM
Where: Hood River Fire Station
1785 Meyer Pkwy
Hood River, Oregon  97031
United States
Contact: Amanda Parsons

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The Admin Directors' Retreat is an annual event designed for park and recreation agency and district directors.  This workshop covers high-level topics, strategic planning, and the challenges of leading organizations.  The event kicks off with an evening social on Thursday, May 2nd, followed by a full-day of sessions on Friday.



Thursday  May 2nd
5:30 - 8:00 PM    Evening Social at Double Mountain Brewery
Friday  May 3rd
8:30 AM

Check In and Breakfast

9:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions

9:30 AM

Hot Topics in Park & Recreation

  • Camping &Homelessness Challenges
    • Panelists: 
      • Rocky Houston, Douglas County Parks
      • Susan Bethers, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
      • Janine Belleque, Oregon State Marine Board
      • Sarah Garceau, Josephine County Parks
      • Steve Lambert, Jackson County Parks
  • Parks and Recreation & Affordable Housing
    • Facilitator: Ross Hoover, City of Tualatin
    • Panelists:
      • Phil Lewis, City of Oregon City
      • Michelle Healy, Bend Parks & Recreation District
      • Aisha Panas, Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District
11:30 AM

Admin Section Business Meeting

  • Strategic Plan Update
  • Leadership Academy
  • Conference Track (Admin)
  • Awards
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM

Rivers of Change, Oceans of Opportunity

A facilitated conversation about managing change, uniting under shared values, and planning for the future of your community.  This conversation includes discussion about onboarding new staff, managing relationships with elected officials, defining values, and setting goals.

  • Facilitator: Michelle Kennedy
  • Panelist: 
    • Aaron Palmquist, City of Irrigon
    • Sherilyn Lombos, City of Tualatin
    • Terri Davis, Past-President of the Oregon Recreation & Park Association
2:30 PM

Legislative Update

Presented by Don Horton, Bend Parks and Recreation District

3:00 PM

Leadership Academy Graduation & Mentor Recognition

3:30 PM

Next Steps & Evaluations

4:00 PM Wrap-Up and End of Retreat


Workshop SPonsors




Registration Fees

Member Fee = $95

Non-member Fee = $110


Hotel Accommodations

You can make hotel accommodations at any location in Hood River.  Here are a couple locations that are able to offer a per diem rate:

Best Western Plus - Hood River Inn

Can offer a per diem based on availability.  Must make reservation within 30-days of event.  

Phone: (541) 386-2200

Hood River Hotel

Boutique hotel with lower-than-per-diem rates.

Phone: (541) 386-1900


Refund Policy

Please take a moment to review the ORPA Refund Policy.


Continuing Education Units

All ORPA workshops are eligible for CEUs to be applied to CPRP.  Learn more about self-reporting.

This workshop also provides CEUs for the following certifications: none.



Workshops like this are made possible through the generous support of our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors


Oregon Recreation & Park Association | PO Box #202, Lake Oswego OR 97034 | 503.534.5673
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