165 - Local Government Officials’ Views of Park & Recreation Services

Tuesday, September 26
4:10 PM–5:25 PM

Location: Room 221

Days: Tuesday, 26 September
Track: Advocacy
Session Type: Education Session

This session will detail the results from a recent nationwide survey of elected and appointed officials’ views of local park and recreation services. This study, conducted by Penn State University and supported by NRPA, will identify how local officials prioritize funding for parks and recreation relative to other government services. Findings from this study will help park and recreation professionals and advocates better communicate the value of their services to their local decision makers.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Communicate the results of this nationwide study with other members of their recreation and parks department
Apply the results from this study to their ongoing communication, marketing, and advocacy efforts.
Use the results from this study to further their efforts in securing more constant public funding for their agency.