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.

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.

2021 Committee Members: 

  • Board Liaison: Dawn Comte - President 
  • Pre-Chair: Rebecca Price
  • Chair: Andrew Rossa
  • Subcommittee Member - Leadership Academy: OPEN
  • Subcommittee Member - Conference: 
  • Subcommittee Member - Conference: 
  • Aquatics Section Representative: Kabel Helmbrecht
  • Park Section Representative: Joleen Stinson
  • Recreation Section Representative: Troy Clarke
  • Young Professional Section Representative: John McDonald

PDC Subcommittees: