APRA Annual Awards Program

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

All 2014 APRA Award Nominations, including the Awards Nomination Form and supporting documentation, must be submitted via e-mail to chris.gallagher@goodyearaz.gov, after registering and paying the nomination fee.

Nomination Deadlines:

Early Bird Deadline ($20 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 2, 2014.  Click here to pay the nomination fee.
 
Late Deadline ($30 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 16, 2014.  Click here to pay the nomination fee.

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
  • View YouTube videos of 2013 winners
Questions?
Chris Gallagher, Chairman, APRA Awards & Citations Committee
For information, call (623) 930-4334 or email chris.gallagher@goodyearaz.gov

2014 Award Categories

Click on each category for criteria information:

Citation of Merit Award

Media Award

Natural Resources Award

Outstanding Facility Award
Population Categories:
  1. Under 25,000
  2. 25,000 - 100,000
  3. 100,000+
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

Parks Professional Award

Partnership Award

Professional Emeritus Award

Professional Award

Volunteer of the Year Award

Young Professional Award

AWARDS BANQUET/DINNER
If you’ve never attended the APRA Awards Banquet/Dinner, once again you should ask yourself WHY NOT??? Although all nominations don’t win, they are recognized during the APRA Conference and Trade Show taking place at the Wild Horse Pass Casino and Resort. This year’s banquet is scheduled for Thursday, August 14. The banquet/dinner is a chance to dress up and visit with organization dignitaries and parks and recreation professionals from around the state.
 
 
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