2022 CANDIDATE PROFILES

Board of Directors
President-Elect (PRESIDENT IN 2023, PAST PRESIDENT IN 2024)

Erin Cross, Recreation Manager
New Berlin Recreation Department, Region IV

Please describe why you are interested in serving as WPRA President.
Over the course of my career, WPRA has continually helped me grow professionally. From educational opportunities to networking, I have personally benefitted from so many resources WPRA provides. It is my hope to continue to foster a strong association that can benefit everyone in our profession, from those just starting to get their feet wet to those who are getting ready to hang up their hat.

Provide a brief professional biography or overview of your career in Parks & Recreation.
While completing my degree in Recreation Management at UW-La Crosse, I worked for the City of La Crosse’s Parks & Recreation Department coaching and coordinating a variety of Recreation Sports programs. I completed my internship at the Village of Howard where I worked with the senior population and the summer playground program. From 2007-2009, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar where I worked at Amber Mountain National Park to develop an Eco-Tourism program. Upon returning from Peace Corps, I began working at the YMCA of Metro Milwaukee in a variety of programming positions, before returning to municipal recreation working in the Village of Elm Grove and currently serving the City of New Berlin as Recreation Manager.

What goals do you have for WPRA, and what do you hope to accomplish as President?
My primary goal as President of our association would be to ensure that members are connected with high quality educational opportunities to further enhance their careers and to promote the role that parks, recreation, and environment plays in our communities and throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Please describe your previous service to WPRA and any notable accomplishments resulting from your involvement.
I have served in the following roles:

  • Secretary & Treasurer of SEPRC
  • Region 4 Representative on Parks Section
  • 2019 WPRA Conference Co-Chair
  • 2022 WPRA Conference Chair

PRESIDENT-ELECT (PRESIDENT IN 2023, PAST PRESIDENT IN 2024)

Stephanie Schlag, Park & Recreation Director
Town of Ledgeview, Region II

Please describe why you are interested in serving as WPRA President.
My desire to serve as WPRA President comes from working on our strategic plan. In 2019, the Board of Directors, section leaders, and region leaders all worked together to develop a 5-year plan (2020-2024). Even through the challenges COVID brought all of us in 2020, a lot of work has been done on our strategic plan, but a lot more still remains. I want to serve as President to provide continual support to the Board and to our members of the vision of the strategic plan through its first 5-year span. Our organization has changed a lot from when I first started serving as a liaison as the Aquatics Section Secretary/Treasurer and I believe we are moving in the right direction. The experiences I have gained on the Board and volunteering in various capacities has been invaluable to me as a professional and I am ready to take on the challenge and immense responsibilities of becoming the WPRA President.

Provide a brief professional biography or overview of your career in Parks & Recreation.
Coordinator of Recreation Programs—University of Northern Colorado: Included supervision of UNCO Recreation Center, climbing wall operations, aquatics programming and lifeguards, and special events.
Fitness Specialist—Oneida Tribe of Indians: Included group fitness instruction, personal training, youth summer camp instruction, and lifeguarding.
Aquatics and Preschool Director—Greater Green Bay YMCA: Included aquatic and preschool curriculum programming, and leadership and development of swim instructors, lifeguards, and preschool instructors.
Health and Fitness Director—Greater Green Bay YMCA: Included administration, leadership, and development of programming and staff for following program areas: group fitness, personal training, martial arts, and active older adults
Park and Recreation Supervisor—City of De Pere: Included operation of two seasonal outdoor pools, year ‘round adult sport leagues, youth and adult recreation programming, and athletic facility coordination.
Park, Recreation, and Forestry Director—Village of Bellevue: Included administration, leadership, and development of the parks, recreation, and forestry divisions and oversite of village’s facilities, buildings, and grounds.
Park and Recreation Director—Town of Ledgeview: Includes development, leadership and administration of the Town’s first park, recreation, and urban forestry programs.

What goals do you have for WPRA, and what do you hope to accomplish as President?
I would like to help generate more committee involvement and recruitment of our members for our open and upcoming positions. We need more and new faces at the table. As WPRA has transitioned leadership from an executive director and deputy director to utilization of an association management company (ARC) the onus is on us as professionals to provide the leadership and direction to the members of our organization. Additionally, I think WPRA needs to investigate alternative revenue sources other than the ticket program. We were able to weather 2020 financially partly because of reserves built up from the ticket program, but we know that the revenue from the ticket program has been declining year after year. We need to have a very tough discussion about our organization’s financial dependence on the decreasing success and popularity of the ticket program. Lastly, as previously mentioned, my goal is to continue to work through our strategic plan to achieve our goals of 1) strengthening leadership, 2) improving professional development, 3) growing and retaining members, 4) improving communications, and 5) improving advocacy and lobbying.

Please describe your previous service to WPRA and any notable accomplishments resulting from your involvement.
WPRA Member 2010-Present
Conference Committee Member 2011 and 2013
Student Section Representative 2012-2017
Aquatics Section—Secretary/Treasurer 2014-2016
Aquatics Section—Young Professional of the Year 2014
Region 2/NEWPRO—Region Representative (Board of Directors Liaison) 2015-2019
Park Section—Secretary/Treasurer (Board of Directors Liaison) 2020-Present

Please list any other information that you would like to provide.
CPRP since 2014
AFO 2011-2017
Member of the Bellevue Lions Club since 2009
WI Lions State Newspaper District Editor since 2014
Firm believer that Die Hard is a holiday movie and if there is a heaven, every day will be a college football Saturday.


Region II Representative (Board of Directors 2022-2023)

Jen McCollian, Revenue Facilities Manager
City of Oshkosh, Region II

How would you describe your style of leadership?
I have learned a lot being in my current position of Parks Revenue Facilities Manager for the City of Oshkosh Parks Department for the last 17 years. I have learned to lead by example. I come to work every day with a positive attitude and give a 100% every day.  In doing this I hope that the staff I lead will see the passion I have for what I do and will share the same passion for our parks system. When time allows, I get in there and help the staff out in any way that I can to show them that we are all in it together. I believe strongly in team work and show them that we are all one big team working on the same end result to provide the best facilities, events and over all park system that we possibly can to our users.

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
I believe I would bring positivity and passion for parks to the role if elected. I enjoy working with other members and would like to be someone they could rely on when they have questions or a concern. I truly love what I do and am always interested in what other municipalities are doing as well. I think it would be a position I could also learn a lot from. Being a part of something I love is always fun too. 

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
I think the future will be amazing for WPRA. It is such a great organization that has so many very dedicated people that are a part of it. WPRA is the cornerstone to all of our Park and Recreation departments and I can see it becoming even stronger thru the years. There is such a great need for parks and recreation in our communities that we can only continue to grow and shine to meet the needs of our communities that love our facilities.


Region IV Representative (Board of Directors 2022-2023)

Amanda Schwictenberg, Recreation Program Manager
West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation & Community Services Department, Region IV

How would you describe your style of leadership?
My leadership style is a combination of transformational and transactional styles. Trying to motivate my team to be the best they can be for the community. Keeping my staff motivated by recognizing their strengths and creating opportunities for them to lead.

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
In my role, I can share that I will listen to concerns and ideas and then act accordingly. I will keep an ear out for changes within our organization and those that affect our profession.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
WPRA will definitely grow in the future, not only in membership but in services. The Park and Recreation profession is extremely diverse in opportunities from Community Education (School Rec) to Parks and Forestry and in between that our communities need us to serve in ways they have not thought before.


AQUATICS SECTION
Chair-Elect – 2022 (Chair in 2023, Past Chair in 2024)

Tyler Mentzel, Aquatic & Fitness Supervisor
Hartford Parks & Recreation Department, Region IV

How would you describe your style of leadership?
I have a very hands on leadership approach. I feel it is important to allow all members of my team to be involved in setting the tone for the direction we want to head. Everyone is able to bring value to the table, and it is important to utilize each individual's strength to benefit the team. 

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
My goal is to improve upon and create new ways for our membership to be engaged with one another. This will assist them in sharing and receiving information they need in order to help one another be more successful.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
WPRA will continue to grow and improve continued educational resources for our membership. All while building relationships that allow us to work with state organizations to best benefit all our communities.


Region II Representative (2022-2023)

Terri Vosters, Director of Parks and Recreation
City of Two Rivers, Region II

How would you describe your style of leadership?
I thrive in structure, organization and coordination. My main goal is to lead-by-example and use collaboration, ambiguity and a positive attitude each and everyday. Working in the Recreation field for over 15 years has allowed me to strengthen my passion for the Recreation field. 

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
The opportunity for WPRA professionals, emeritus, students and companies voices to be heard. I would like to learn and grow by fostering relationships and assisting with educational growth.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
The future of the WPRA is now. We as professionals have the opportunity to make change. Working together as a State Agency, community to community, department to departments. We share can continue to borrow and collaborate together to offer safe and cost effective programs/parks.


Region IV Representative (2022-2023)

Beau Benner, Recreation Program Manager
West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation & Community Services Department, Region IV

How would you describe your style of leadership?
I have always considered my leadership style to be a combination of both democratic and coaching based styles. I feel that it is important to listen to your staff's input and suggestions because many times, they are the ones working hands on in the various programs so they may have a much different perspective than myself. I also believe that if you listen to input from your staff, it creates greater buy-in from them. I always try to work towards a coaching style as well. I look to always put my staff in situations in which they will be successful. Both of these styles combined allow me to lead my department and provide quality programming for the community.

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
I would like to bring an openness and willingness to learn and grow. I am relatively new to the aquatics field, but I am excited and extremely motivated to become more knowledgeable to make my program and programs across the district better going into the future.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
I would like to see WPRA continue to be a valuable resource for all Park, Recreation and Aquatics Professionals in the state and midwest. I would like to see WPRA continue to strive to provide great conferences, continuing education, and networking opportunities for all members. I feel that WPRA can continue to improve and look to be a leader in the industry. 


Representative At-Large/*Board Position (2022-2023)

Christine Mohr, Facility & Program Supervisor
Eau Claire Parks, Recreation, and Forestry, Region I

How would you describe your style of leadership?
My leadership style is lead by example but direct. I delegate tasks but also be in the know. I am part of the process and take an active role. I am out there participating with my staff to get stuff done as well.

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
To this elected role I would like to bring assistance to other aquatic facilities who are looking for recommendations to improve their existing facility or problem solve for what different ways can help correct a situation that hasn’t quite been figured out yet. 

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
The future for the WPRA is going to be bright because people will continue to utilize our facilities and parks to grow in their activities and hobbies that have become more prevalent in the recent years.


Representative At-Large (2022-2023)

Douglas Wickersham, TAG Center Director
Mayville Parks and Recreation Department & TAG Center, Region III

How would you describe your style of leadership?
My leadership style is based around expectation, accountability, and follow-through. When hiring and training staff I try to communicate what’s expected and how they can be successful in their role. Additionally, I try to mirror those traits as best I can to promote a trustworthy environment. 

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
As an elected member of the WPRA team I’m mainly interested in connecting with other like-minded professionals to solve common issues we all face in our careers. More often than not many of us are facing similar issues that we feel are unique to our situation and solely our responsibility or the responsibility of a small group. Through the WRPA we can share these issues and form creative solutions or, at a minimum, share support and common setbacks.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
I see the WPRA being an organization of idea-sharing and education center for Wisconsinites. They’ve been a great resource over the last several years with so much uncertainty on the field. I would hope to see that continue with professionals statewide sharing what knowledge they have.


PARK SECTION
Chair-Elect – 2022 (Chair in 2023, Past Chair in 2024)

Adam Waszak, Director of Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Bellevue, Region II

How would you describe your style of leadership?
My leadership style is one that supports and encourages collaboration and communication. Our industry is filled with dedicated, passionate and civically minded individuals, and when we work together we are able to accomplish incredible things. Everyone will be heard, valued, and supported.

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
Open communication and collaboration is what I plan on bringing to this role. WPRA is fortunate to have so many incredible Park & Rec Professionals involved in the organization, and my goal will be to ensure that thoughts and ideas can flow freely throughout the Park Section, and organization as a whole.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
I believe as our world continues to change and evolve, WPRA and all Park & Rec Professionals will have the challenge and the opportunity to change with it. WPRA will continue to be a valued resource to its member organizations. Whether through advocacy at the State and Federal level, providing input on safety measures and precautions, or highlighting new and exciting trends in our field, WPRA will focus its efforts on values and priorities of its members.


Secretary/Treasurer/*Board Position (2022-2023)

Nancy Retana, Grant Specialist
Kenosha County Division of Parks, Region IV

How would you describe your style of leadership?
I lead by influencing others. I consider myself to be a team player. I am approachable, creative, and am inclined to coach others to become the best version of themselves. I am a supportive leader who works to create a respectful, positive environment.

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
Creativity. Given my unique background in grant writing, program development, communications, and public administration, I aim to contribute ideas that will benefit WPRA as a whole. I bring a unique perspective to the table and am motivated to follow through with positive change.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
The future of WPRA is full of potential. With the support of the WPRA board and members from throughout the state, WPRA has the ability to expand knowledge, access to resources, and passion for parks and recreation to the entire state of Wisconsin.


SECRETARY/TREASURER/*BOARD POSITION (2022-2023)

Zach Navin, Park Supervisor
Waukesha County Park System, Region IV

How would you describe your style of leadership?
I am a collaborative leader who values the opinions of everyone involved. I work hard to build confidence in my team by motivating and empowering them to be the best they can be in any given situation. I value developing individual skill sets and fostering cohesion within a team.

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
One thing I will bring to the elected role is a new perspective. I am new to the Parks and Recreation world, but not new to local government leadership. I have severed on the Wisconsin American Public Works Association Young Professional Committee, the Wisconsin City/County Managers Association Young Professionals Committee, as well as a current board member of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Masters of Public Administration Alumni Board. I have been involved in several different initiatives with these groups and look forward to being a part of future initiatives with WPRA.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA? 
I believe that WPRA has a bright future as they continue to work with groups such as the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and Hamilton group to have our voice be heard and secure funding to improve our local Parks and Recreation Facilities. I also believe that we have strong group of leaders that are focused on the future of the profession and are working hard to attract the next waive of Parks and Recreation professionals that will help continue the success of the organization.


REGION III REPRESENTATIVE (2022-2023)

Ethan Lee, Parks Supervisor
City of Janesville-Parks Division, Region III

How would you describe your style of leadership?
I prefer a team style leadership approach free from micromanagement.  I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by great staff and co-workers; together we make a great team.  I feel that my role is to prioritize work, assign a task, and allow staff to complete the task however they feel is best. 

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
I have been in my current position with the City of Janesville for 5 years and am relatively new to the Parks and Recreation field.  I hope that my background and experiences help me to bring a different perspective to the Parks section that helps other members to better serve their communities.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
The future for WPRA is bright!  I feel that community members around the state really value the parks and recreational opportunities in their communities.  Community support of parks and recreation creates an environment for growth and more opportunities in our field.


Region IV Representative (2022-2023)

Rebecca Mattano, Park System Manager
Waukesha County Park System, Region IV

How would you describe your style of leadership?
Working with a dynamic team of high performers has helped the development and evolution of my leadership style which now focuses on being an energizer, producer and harmonizer. The energy of our team generates synergy which I harness to build enthusiasm and inspire continuous improvement in individuals and operations. As a producer, the team can expect a consistent and strong work ethic that emphasizes efficiency, teamwork and collaboration. Lastly, as a harmonizer my goal is to be consistent, reliable, supportive and accountable.

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
My goal is to continue offering unique perspectives regarding balancing the business needs and strategic priorities of the organization while fulfilling the mission of serving its members and our communities. I want to focus on networking and collaboration with professionals throughout the state and specifically seek input from the Region IV members to effectively represent those voices on the board.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
Throughout the recent challenges, this organization and industry remained resilient, adaptable and committed to our teams and communities. As we continue to reflect on this past year; sharing and celebrating successes, WPRA has expanded communication among members to share and focus on opportunities for improvement to proactively address the existing and new challenges facing our facilities, budgets and teams. Together, through WRPA, industry professionals will continue to innovate through expanding memberships, recruiting diverse and engaged board members, increasing communications through the organization with events, webinars, workshops and conferences, and improving community connections.


Representative At-Large (2022-2023)

Richard Perschon, Park Foreman - Naga-Waukee Park
Waukesha County Park System, Region IV

How would you describe your style of leadership?
As a leader I see myself as being results oriented. I feel like I am hands off. I realize that all members of the team bring something different to the table but once we all realize our role we move together to meet our goals and the needs of the organization. As a leader and at the same time as a member of the team I look for ways to do what is best for the association and to what will make us an even better and stronger as an association moving forward. 

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
I am focused on making the WPRA the most successful association possible. I will creatively work to come up with solutions to the issues that we face and work to set goals that will lead this group to a successful future. Having said that I also realize that sometimes to solve something it just takes hard work and I am ready for that as well.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
I believe that the future of the WPRA is very bright. Recent events have demonstrated the value of parks and recreations services. That they not only add to the quality of our life but the quantity. We need to seize that momentum and demonstrate how the WPRA is at the forefront of the parks and recreation services offered in Wisconsin and how we will continue to adapt parks and recreation to the future as new challenges come along. 


Recreation Section
Chair-Elect – 2022 (Chair in 2023, Past Chair in 2024)

Skyler Harmon, Recreation Manager
Milwaukee Public School-Department of Recreation and Community Services, Region IV

How would you describe your style of leadership?
I’d like to describe my style of leadership as adaptable. When working in a team what really dictates the way I try to lead is the different team members I am working with and the situation or problem at hand. If working with an inexperienced team that may be out of their element, I may try a more structured and hands on approach to ensure we are staying on track and my team members are getting the necessary help they need. On the flip side of the coin, when working with a seasoned group who knows how to manage their workload and responsibilities, I believe processing team member feedback, letting them do their work, and assisting where needed can be a better strategy. In whichever situation they’re placed in, I think a leader needs to be prepared to listen to their team and take ideas and perspectives into account throughout the process of achieving the group goal.

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
If elected, one thing I hope to do is bring a continued sense of innovation and energy to the Recreation Section. Seeking out new ideas and opportunities for WPRA members to continue to improve not only the programs they serve, but also themselves both personally and professionally is a primary mission of the WPRA. By working with the rest of the Recreation Section Board, I believe we can pursue both traditional and inventive ideas to better serve and educate all our members in whichever area of recreation they work in.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
I believe the future for WPRA is very bright. Though the last year and a half has been difficult to attempt to program through, maintain facilities, and recruit staff, I think the recreation field and its members will ultimately be stronger for it. Through its challenges, COVID-19 has sparked a ton of creativity and modernization from recreation professionals, and that translates directly to the improvement of WPRA as an organization as well. After months of social distancing and staying inside, we are also seeing a renewed and greater sense of interest from youth and adults in recreation and leisure activities. The desire and need for what the recreation field can provide is definitely there, and WPRA can continue to capitalize and grow its influence as a catalyst and driver of best practices and programming with the resources and diversity our state provides.


CHAIR-ELECT – 2022 (CHAIR IN 2023, PAST CHAIR IN 2024)

Katie Roth, Recreation Specialist II
City of New Berlin Recreation Department, Region IV

How would you describe your style of leadership?
The best way to describe my leadership style is the fact that I’m never afraid to be turned into a human sundae, get pied in the face, or sing a camp song in front of 300 people. I think one of the most important pieces of leadership to me is creating a culture that facilitates a sense of commitment and passion to our mission, vision, and values. I do this through creating a community of encouragement, humility, trust and a little bit of humor. Every person has a role, and every role is important to our success.

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
I’d love to be to continue to foster a community of where we can share ideas, bring innovative programming ideas and seek advice, share trainings, and much more. It is exciting to think about the impact that we can make when we work together.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
As we have seen over this pandemic, parks and recreational needs have increased especially to create a future where everyone has fair and just access to quality parks and recreation. I believe the future for WPRA will continue to advocate for equity in parks and create continuous learning, diversity, equity, and inclusion for all. WPRA has set us all up for success in networking with one another throughout the pandemic so we can continue to make waves of change together.


Region I Representative (2022-2023)

Alex Inglett, Recreation Coordinator
Onalaska Park & Recreation Department, Region I

How would you describe your style of leadership?
I definitely would consider myself a team player. Even when I am in a leadership role, I love to jump in and help out whenever and wherever necessary.

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
I would like to bring a fresh perspective and some new, innovative ideas!

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
I think that the WPRA has great things in store. I think more cross-state collaboration is a great way to better Park & Rec everywhere!


Young Professional Section
Chair-Elect – 2022 (Chair in 2023, Past Chair in 2024)

Briana Sindahl, Activity Program Coordinator
The Gathering Place, Region III

How would you describe your style of leadership?
I would describe my leadership style as a mix between participative and transactional. One thing I like to do to be able to build a strong team is including the team members themselves to be involved and to be able to contribute to whatever end goal there is for the project the team is working on. The other thing I like to do is be transparent with my team. I find it very important to be transparent when communicating a specific goal you would like your team to achieve.

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
I don’t want to sound cliche, but I would like to bring my passion to the role. My passion is to improve individuals’ and communities’ overall health status, and the best place to be able to work on this passion would be with WPRA. I found myself networking, collaborating, and sharing resources with a lot of individuals during the last year and realized that a lot of what I was doing aligns with WPRA’s mission “to provide professionals and agencies with leadership, educational, personal, and professional development opportunities, in order to promote the benefits of park, recreational, environmental, and cultural services to our State and communities." I believe being able to work with those who can have an impact on their communities’ well-being would be the perfect fit to be able to bring my passion to this role.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
Would this be the place to say unimaginable greatness? The one thing I would say was a blessing in disguise during the pandemic was how enlightened communities became aware of the vital importance of parks and recreation within their community. During the shutdown, no one could do anything to break their mundane routine of waking up at home and staying home all day. However, local parks and recreation departments were right there during the toughest of times of isolation. The creativeness and innovation every single department did during that year alone show how fast we can adapt to be able to serve the public. The pandemic, I believe, really showed the public population how important it is to have the amenities parks and recreation can provide for a community and it’s only going to get better from here on. The future for WPRA does hold unimaginable greatness.


REPRESENTATIVE AT-LARGE (2022-2023)

Bennett Andrews, Office Assistant
Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation & Forestry, Region II

How would you describe your style of leadership?
​I have always pushed for a style of leadership that prioritizes both productivity and fun. In my experience, I have worked in many jobs where managerial staff and supervisors focus too heavily and form, function, and productivity, while seeming to alienate the human aspect of the workplace. With my leadership style, I find it especially motivating to create a fun, friendly, and welcoming work-environment that fosters beneficial colleague relationships and creates a positive workplace experience.

What is one thing you want to bring to your elected role?
​As someone with coursework and field experience in Parks & Recreation, Health Promotion, Music Education, and Physical Education, I believe strongly in using my experiences in the classroom as well as the field to bring a fun and fresh perspective to WPRA. Similarly, with my unique combination of coursework I believe firmly in the promotion of Health, Physical Education practices, as well as affordable, accessible outdoor recreation opportunities for Wisconsin's youth.

What do you feel the future has in store for WPRA?
The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed our day-to-day lives. Because of this, the field of Parks & Recreation has seen increases in the use of outdoor spaces, as well as a drastic decrease in attendance and registration regarding youth sports, events, and other in-person organized programs. This being said, the future of Parks & Recreation is unclear. What is clear however, is a need for fresh and unique programs that make use of virtual or online mediums, as well as completing a reevaluation process of how in-person events are structured and implemented. As this world changes, so should that of Parks & Recreation.


 The following positions are still open. If you are interested in WPRA leadership or know of someone that is interested, please fill out the form, WPRA Nominations Form or email [email protected].

Aquatic Section

  • Secretary/Treasurer (2022-2023)
  • Representative At-Large/Commercial (2022-2023)

Recreation Section

  • Region III Representative (2022-2023)