I wanted to take a brief minute to introduce myself. My name is Terri Wilkerson and I have been hired by the KRPS Board as the new Executive Director. Many of you know me from my years with Georgetown-Scott County Parks and Recreation or my involvement with the KRPS Board. For those of you who are not familiar with my work, I look forward to meeting you! I have been working with Dave Kerchner in preparation for his departure. He has done a wonderful job for KRPS over the last 4 ½ years and is leaving us to welcome his first grandchild. I personally thank him for all he has done for the Society and know that many of you join me in wishing him well.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 859-619-1723. I will be getting out to visit departments and meeting new departments. Feel free to contact me if you need anything, have concerns or have neighboring departments you could recommend to me as well as vendors that you utilize and would like to see involved in KRPS.
We have several events and workshops in the planning stages including a maintenance workshop, a Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course, Aquatic Facility Operator and a Director's Forum as well as our Annual Legislative Luncheon coming up. Look for a survey to come your way about what you would like to see in the future. Also, don't forget to send in your articles and profiles for the KRPS Quarterly. IT will be getting back on track so watch the website for deadlines. Mark your calendars: January 11: Executive Committee Meeting Shelbyville/Shelby Co. Parks 10:30am - 12:00pm January 18: KRPS Board Meeting Louisville location TBD 10:30am - 2:00pm February 22 Legislative Luncheon Capitol Annex Room TBA 10:30am - 1:30pm (All times are local prevailing time.) The KRPS Annual Conference and Trade Show is being hosted by Louisville Metro Parks in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The dates are moving from November to late winter/early spring. Please email email@example.com and let us know if there is an annual event or training, etc., that we should be aware of when setting those dates. The departments that are normally in the rotation to host over the next 3 years are welcome and encouraged to be a part of the conference committee during their normal year. We are excited to see what the future holds!
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Terri Wilkerson, AFO, AFOI, CPO, CPSI Kentucky Recreation and Park Society
KRPS History / Mission ... celebrating 62 years of bringing parks and recreation to Kentucky
The Kentucky Recreation and Park Society was organized in 1954 as a nonprofit professional association for Kentucky's parks and recreation professionals. Concerned citizens, caring corporations and faithful friends are also invited to further the mission of KRPS.
Our Mission is to further the growth and development of recreation and park services in Kentucky.
The Society is affiliate member of the National Recreation and Park Association headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia.