|Please note, the Searcy conference has been canceled.
October 7, 2010
Arkansas Trails Council Meeting
Pinnacle Mountain State Park Visitor's Center
October 25 - 29, 2010
2010 NRPA Congress & Exposition
November 14 - 17, 2010
American Trails National Symposium
Registration Now Open!
Member to Member Questions
The Nashville Parks and Recreation Commission was recently asked to consider the entire park going Smoke Free. Our Commission would like to know if any other parks in Arkansas have done this. If so, was it successful and how did you enforce it? See the answers>>
Join ARPA in welcoming Jodie Adams, Director of Parks for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board to Little Rock. Adams, who has been with the parks department for 36 years and has served as its director since 2006, oversees a metropolitan park system of 92 park sites, 40 facilities, more than 80 miles of linear park greenway trails, a zoo and a $34 million operating budget. She received her bachelor’s degree in recreation administration from Missouri State University. Adams is also the current past president of the National Recreation and Park Association and is a former executive officer of its Board of Trustees. In June 2009, Leadership Springfield awarded Adams its most prestigious leadership award, the O. Franklin Kenworthy Award.
Please come to Little Rock and meet Jodie. A reception will be held from 10am-noon for ARPA members and guests. Adams will then speak at the River Market Pavilion from Noon to 1pm. The speaking engagement presented by the Clinton School of Public Service is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Email email@example.com to reserve your seat.
ARPA Commercial Member, Southern Aluminum, receives the 2010 Bloom Award for Occasional Furniture. The Bloom Award is presented by Interiors & Sources in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). The award recognizes commercial products that combine sustainability and innovation in the interior design of commercial spaces.
LWCF Call to Action
Call both Senator Lincoln’s office and Senator Pryor’s office and let them know you want a bill that guarantees a 40% split for the stateside LWCF Program to grant to local park projects, a 40% split for the federal LWCF program, and the remaining 20% for other types of projects including a discretionary fund available to the Secretary of the interior. Keep phone call brief and don’t debate. Share your past grant project successes with them or what you need grant funds for in the immediate future. Invite them to tour your facilities.
For Senator Lincoln’s office ask for Bart Kempf 202-224-2035. Following your phone call go to her contact form and send her an e-mail stating your request. Next call Senator Pryor’s office. Ask for Stephen Lehrman (202) 224-2353. Then send him an e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your request. Do not mail your requests as all mail has to go through a security screening process that can take weeks and months. If you want to send a letter to your Senators or Representatives write it and fax it to them and then drop the original in the mail. For more information contact Bryan Kellar at 501-682-1301 or email@example.com.