Special Events and Marketing

Mission

To provide an avenue to unite special event and marketing professionals through networking, educational and training opportunities, and VRPS events, while supporting the mission of the Virginia Recreation & Park Society.

Goals

  • Provide diverse trainings and meetings each quarter.

  • Increase SEMRG membership and member participation annually.

  • Establish a greater presence within VRPS.

  • Provide informational and educational resources to members.

SEMRG Leadership Team

Ben Fairbanks

Administrative Chair
Henrico Parks & Recreation
Work: 804-501-7489

Emily Upton

Logistics Chair
Suffolk Parks & Recreation
Work: 757-514-7256

Joy Johnson

Marketing & Communications Chair
James City Co. Parks & Recreation
Work: 757-259-5353

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Membership & Networking Chair

JudiAnn Hawkins-Pond

Training & Education Chair
Hanover Co. Parks & Recreation
Work: 804-774-0120

Arlana Fauntleroy, CPRP

VRPS Board Liaison
James City Co. Parks & Recreation
Work: 757-259-5377

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Postponed Stay Tuned! SEMRG webpage

Quarterly Meeting - POSTPONED 

May 7, 2020, 10 a.m. (Fredericksburg, VA)

Quarterly Meeting

October 5, 2020 (Norfolk VRPS Conference)

Quarterly Meeting

December 1, 2020, 10 a.m. (Hanover, VA)

Past Meetings & Events

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Photo from the Special Events & Marketing Resource Group Meeting

  • June 4, 2019 in Henrico, VA - Special Thank You to all who were able to attend - see you soon!
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Photo from the SEMRG Quarterly Meeting & Roundtable 

  • January 23, 2020 in Henrico, VA - professionals gathered to discuss current trends and challenges in special events and marketing.
  • Check out the SEMRG article in the VRPS Magazine article (page 10).

Meeting Minutes