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 Export to Your Calendar 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

Online registration is available until: 4/26/2019
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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
    • Presenter: Rocky Houston, Douglas County
  • Parks and Recreation & Affordable Housing
    • Facilitator: Ross Hoover, City of Tualatin
    • Panelists: Phil Lewis, City of Oregon City
11:30 AM

Admin Section Business Meeting

  • Strategic Plan Update
  • Leadership Academy
  • Conference Track
  • 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.

  • Onboarding new staff
  • Managing relationships with elected officials
  • Defining values
  • Setting goals
2:30 PM

Legislative Update

Presented by Don Horton, Bend Parks and Recreation District

3:30 PM

Leadership Academy Graduation & Mentor Recognition

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
ORPA is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization