Honorary Fellowship Awards

This award is given to recognize persons (non-WPRA members) who have made outstanding achievements or contributions to the parks and recreation movement. The impact of their contribution should be of major significance to the local community or go beyond the local community.

Honorary Fellowship Awards Recipients

2020 Dean and Jayne Paynter 1999 Wisconsin State Park System
2019 Bill Lunney 1998 UW La Crosse Therapeutic Recreation Program 
& Ice Age Park & Trail Foundation
2018 Mary Behling 1996 Dr. George Arimond
2017 Randy Meyer 1995 August Revoy
2016 Casey Latz 1993 C.C. “Buzz” Besadny
2015 Lucille Taylor 1992  Fred Engh
2010 William "Bill" Barker  1989  Spencer Black
2009 Roger VandenLandenberg   1988 Dr. George Wilson
2008 Jim Guy Jr, Cottage Grove 1983 Harry Haskell, Jr.
2007 Jim Smrz 1982 Tony Mobley
2006 Floyd and Pat Hamus 1981 Phyllis Ovans
2004 Mary Deignan 1980 John Davis
2003 Robert & Irvin Goodman 1978  Dr. Anthony Earl
2002 Chuck & Jen Johnson 1976 Dr. Clifton Hutchins
2001 Marilyn Penn 1975 Robert Cleckner
2000 Herb Harris 1974 Hollis Meacham