George Wilson Service Award
This award is presented to current or retired Association members who have distinguished themselves through persistent accomplishment and continuous service to the State Association. The nominee MUST hold current professional certification by the National Recreation and Park Association as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or held this certification immediately preceding their retirement.
Nominees must have at least ten (10) years of continuous active membership and service to the Association, and hold State and/or National Certification in the field to qualify for this award. Retirees must have been certified while active. Recipients of the Professional Award of Merit are not eligible for the George Wilson Service Award.
Guidelines for selecting The George Wilson Service Award:
The person being nominated must have continuous service in WPRA for five (5) of the eight (8) categories, or in a single, long-term responsibility to qualify as a candidate for this award.
- WPRA Officer (elected to Board or Section)
- WPRA Committee Chairperson
- WPRA Appointed Officer
- WPRA Student Advisor
- WPRA Committee Member
- WPRA Special Events & Activities
- Contributor to IMPACT, PRWeekly, other WPRA writings
- Other Professional Contributions and Accomplishments which highlight WPRA service, or identify the nominee as a WPRA member
George Wilson Service Award Recipients
|2017||Mark Schroeder||2006||Kelly Valentino|
|2016||Karen Davis||2005||Phil Fieber|
|2015||Dawn Comte||2004||Craig Hoeppner|
|2014||Ed Englehart||2003||Holly Glainyk|
|2013||Laurie Olson||2002||Karyn Powers|
|2011||Scott Jaquish||2001||Marge Klinzing and Mary Hanson|
|2010||Pat Grulke||2000||Marianne Pigeon|
|2009||Denise Larson||1999||Roger Kist|
|2008||Mike Hermann||1998||Augie Revoy|
|2007||Deb Stolz||1997||Dr. George Wilson|