Each year, the CPRS State Board acknowledges outstanding work done by the Regions, Districts and Sections of CPRS. The CPRS 'Board 100 Award’ honors one Region, one District and one Section for the work they do to serve the members of CPRS!
Help us congratulate these Board 100 Award winners from 2021!
SECTION Winner:CPRS Development & Operations Section 2021 Virtual Park SymposiumOriginally planned as an in-person program in San Diego, the 2021 Virtual Park Symposium was changed to a virtual format 12 weeks before the event date. Hence, a new park facility needed to be secured that could not only support all means of digital media, but parks specific maintenance demonstrations as well. In addition, program content had to be shifted away from in-person opportunities to digital session slides, video panel discussions and live streaming platforms. Unchartered territory for the program included coordinating speakers, vendors and participants located throughout the state; staffing for program moderators and reporters "in the field"; locating resources for live streaming demonstrations; and mailing large program "swag bags". Interestingly enough, the unexpected benefit of shifting the Park Symposium to a virtual platform was reaching audiences far and wide who may not have had the opportunity to join in in-person. Hence, future Development & Operations Park Symposiums will consider including virtual elements to capture those members restricted by travel.DISTRICT Winner:
CPRS District 82021 Fall Forum Conference, Live and In PersonDistrict 8 has held a successful Fall Forum as long as anyone on the board can remember, and some of us have been attending for going on 15 years. That is, until 2020 blew up everyone's plans for maintaining the status quo. But there's nothing like a disruption of epic proportions to assist in the reimagining of a long-standing event. Initially discussed at our Board Retreat in April, it was apparent by late Spring of 2021 that our area was in a position to be able to host some version of an in person Fall Forum so we set about planning for a single day conference type event. Hosted at the Hotel Corque in historic downtown Solvang on Friday, October 8th, 2021, we were excited to bring people together for a fun, professional development opportunity for the first time in more than a year.The board and planning committee focused on 3 primary goals:1. Networking/Gathering in Person2. Professional Development3. Promoting Leadership within CPRS District 8