APRA Annual Awards Program


Recognizing Excellence in the field of Parks, Recreation, Cultural and Community Services 

2016 APRA Annual Awards Information

Early Bird Registration ($25 per nomination)
All nomination information must be received by the Awards and Citations Committee Chair via email by no later than 5 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016. 

Late Deadline ($35 per nomination)
All nomination information must be received by the Awards and Citations Committee Chair via email by no later than 5 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2016. 

Nominating Tips
Each year the Awards Committee receives approximately 100 nominations. Each nomination is carefully reviewed by a panel of APRA members from around the State. Their responsibility is to select the most outstanding nominations for recognition. When submitting a nomination, please consider the following suggestions:

  • Read the criteria for each award category and the nomination procedures carefully;
  • The committee suggests that you use award criteria headings when writing your nomination. Each criteria is assigned a point value. Nominations should provide information pertaining directly to each award criteria.
  • Nominations should be clear, concise and well written
  • Submit complete nomination materials
  • Spend time preparing the nomination application; and submit
  • Awards Nomination Form 
Questions?
Chris Gallagher, Chairman, APRA Awards & Citations Committee
For information, call (623) 882-7536 or email Chris Gallagher


2016 Award Categories

Click on each category for criteria information:

2016 Citation of Merit Award


2016 Media Award

2016 Natural Resources Award

2016 Outstanding Facility Award
Population Categories:
  1. Under 25,000
  2. 25,000 - 100,000
  3. 100,000+
2016 Outstanding Program Award
  • Aquatics Program
  • Active Adult 50+ Program
  • Adaptive Program
  • Cultural Awareness Program
  • Educational Program
  • Sports Program
  • Youth Enrichment Program (formerly Youth at Risk and After School Programs)
  • Community or Neighborhood Special Event
Population Categories (for this category only):
  1. Under 25,000
  2. 25,000 - 100,000
  3. 100,000+
Outstanding Public Official Award


2016 Park Professional Award

2016 Partnership Award

2016 Professional Emeritus Award

2016 Outstanding Professional Award

2016 Volunteer of the Year Award

2016 Young Professional Award

AWARDS BANQUET AND DINNER PROGRAM

The Awards Banquet is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10th, and will take place in the Sachem Ballroom at the Wigwam Resort beginning at 5:30pm. All Full Conference Delegates will receive the option to attend as a part of their registration. All others will need to request space on the wait list in order to purchase a ticket ($75.00). This year we will have a plated dinner as part of the program with three main course options.

*Due to limited seating a wait list will be created for anyone outside a full conference packages and a notification will be sent when seating is available prompting you when/if tickets are available for purchase. A limit of (2) tickets per person.  


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