327 - Essential, Indispensable, Vital, Crucial, Fundamental: Redefining Your Park & Recreation Agency

Thursday, September 28
9:45 AM–11:00 AM

Location: Room RO7

Days: Thursday, 28 September
Track: Advocacy
NRPA Three Pillars: Social Equity
Session Type: Education Session

Are you one of the leaders who are asked their opinion about major projects? Is your agency involved in decision making about the real issues that face your local government? Does your community show that they value your agency’s efforts when it’s time to vote? This session will provide you with a guide to making your organization be seen as “essential” to those who really matter – the administration and taxpayers – so that you can leverage that fan base when you most need it.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Learn how to advocate for your agency's involvement on all major events in your community
Understand how having a business plan and performance data tied to community benefit can be advantageous when advocating for resources.
Learn the small, but effective ways to make adminstration and taxpayers stand up and take notice of your agency's importance to the community.