Professional Development Committee


Identify, recommend and oversee all education provided by WPRA with a long range vision of providing the highest quality education to park and recreation professionals at a variety of education and networking events throughout the year.

Professional Development Events: 

Annual Duties: 

  1. Oversee the work of all Professional Development Subcommittees
  2. Work with all Sections, Regions and Committees to ensure a long-range plan for education provide by WPRA is diverse and fresh.
  3. Manage and aid in coordination of the overall calendar of all WPRA events. 
  4. Assess and implement NPRA educational resources, themes and initiatives as appropriate.
  5. Aid all Subcommittees in establishing appropriate participation rates for events.

2020 Committee Members: 

  • Board Liaison: Jacob Anderson - President 
  • Pre-Chair: Rebecca Price
  • Chair: Andrew Rossa
  • Subcommittee Member: OPEN - Educational Events Chair
  • Subcommittee Member: Ron Grall - Leadership Academy Chair 
  • Subcommittee Member: Erin Cross - Conference Pre-Chair
  • Subcommittee Member: Abby Schultz - Conference Past Chair 

PDC Subcommittees: