New York State
Recreation & Park Society

NYSRPS Committees and Networks

For over 80 years NYSRPS has been the best professional membership organization for park, recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals across New York State. What makes this possible is adherence to the founding documents that allow NYSRPS to serve its constituents in a meaningful manner. Please visit the Articles of Incorporation and NYSRPS Constitution to see the tenants upon which NYSRPS was built. The Strategic Plan formulates how the original objectives will be accomplished and the Annual Report is a snapshot of how well we are meeting these goals.

NYSRPS would not exist without its membership and the dedicated volunteers who serve to preserve the Society's mission. It is with the belief 'The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts' that we as a body can speak with one voice for the park, recreation, and therapeutic recreation professional. If you would like to be a part of something bigger than yourself, join us and consider serving in the many ways available.

Do you have a passion for parks and recreation and helping your fellow colleagues? Contact the Chair of your choice to see if their committee has an opening. Once accepted, please complete the NYSRPS Volunteer Registration today!

2020-2021 NYSRPS Committee Chairs

Executive Committee: Linanne Conroy, Town of Perinton

Finance Committee: John Hirliman, City of Saratoga Springs

Elections Committee: Eliot Schwebel, BSN Sports

Nominations Committee:  Charry LawsonTown of Onondaga

Annual Conference Committee: Tom Venniro, Town of Hilton-Parma

Recognition and Awards Committee: Charry Lawson, Town of Onondaga

Constitution and Bylaws Committee: Gregg Goodman, Upstate Safe Play

Professional Ethics Committee: Joanne Coast, Retired

Past Presidents Committee:Debra Keville, Retired

Strategic Planning Committee Chairs:

Strategic Planning CommitteeLinanne Conroy, Town of Perinton

Public Policy Development: Eric Bacon, Town of Camillus

Membership Development: Gregg Goodman, Upstate Safe Play

Professional Development: Kristine Zingaro, Town of Manlius

Public Awareness: Tom McGerty, Garden City

Resource Development: Tom Meyering, Ft. Ticonderoga




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