Awards at Annual Conference

VRPS membership is a requirement in order to submit an application and be considered for 2021 VRPS Awards, to be presented at the 2022 Virginia Recreation and Park Society Annual Conference on Monday, November 7, 2022.

Awards categories include:
  • Fellows Award
  • Outstanding New Professional
  • Distinguished Service
  • Distinguished Volunteer Service
  • Distinguished Private Sector Service
  • Best New Program
  • Best New Special Event
  • Best New Facility (Bricks and Mortar)
  • Best New Facility (Parks, Playgrounds, Blueways, Greenways or Trails)
  • Best New Renovation/Addition (Bricks and Mortar)
  • Best New Renovation (Parks, Playgrounds, Blueways, Greenways or Trails)
  • Best New Environmental Sustainability
  • Most Innovative Marketing Strategy
  • Most Innovative Marketing Piece
  • Snapshot Moment
  • Best Health and Wellness Initiative

See link below for a complete description of the awards categories and judging criteria.

Eligibility and Submission Criteria
Submit Award Application 
Early Bird Discount Deadline:  6/30/2022

Awards Submission Deadline:  7/31/2022

Leslie Bowery, CPSI, CPRP

Western Service Area

Sandy Kellogg

Aquatics Resource Group

Nil Patel

Central Service Area

Kevin Williams

Park Operations Resource

June Snead

Senior Resource Group

Tracy Newsom, CTRS

Therapeutic Recreation Resource Group

Julia Duzant-Boyette

Eastern Service Area

Katie MacCammon, CPRP

Northern Service Area

Stormi Arrowood
Southwest Service Area


Special Events and Marketing Resource Group