June 14, 2021

Statement from the Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association Thanking the Joint Finance Committee on Stewardship Action

Today, Dawn Comte, the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association (WPRA) President released the following statement to thank the Joint Finance Committee for the reauthorization for 4 years and an increase in funds for the Local Assistance Grant (LUG) program in the 2021-23 executive budget: 

“WPRA member communities rely on LUG funds from the Stewardship Program to complete projects that protect the environment, enhance the quality of life for our residents and are equitable to all. We are excited to see an increase of $2 million ($8 million total) for LUG and continue to see lifelong benefits for these projects in our communities.”

WPRA is a membership association that represents over 1,200 individuals delivering a broad spectrum of services in Wisconsin. Our members include Park, Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation professionals in local, county, state, school district, private and agency settings. WPRA also represents public Park and Recreation Boards and Commissions, students, commercial firms, and retired members.