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The NYSRPS Executive Board is a group of distinguished individuals from a varied background of park, recreation, and therapeutic professions, as well as commercial enterprises that serve park and recreational needs. This dedicated group oversees the interests of NYSRPS and works to protect and advance the interests of its constituents. 

NYSRPS Board is comprised of regional representatives
New York State is divided into 3 regions (per bylaws) with the intent to provide full representation of park, recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals across New York State on the NYSRPS Board. Two representatives from each region is asked to serve, each for 3-year terms. Regional representatives' terms are staggered in an effort to ensure each region is represented at all times. 

Region 1- Hudson Valley, Long Island, Metro and Westchester

Region 2- Central NY, Capital Region, Adirondack-Lake Champlain and North Country

Region 3- Genesee Valley and Niagara Frontier

Pictured above (back row left to right) Past President, Eric Bacon, Region I Representative Tom Meyering, VP Programs and Services Gregg Goodman, Region II Representative Patrick McGinnis, Region III Representative Linanne Conroy, (front row) Region II Representative Leiko Benson, Treasurer Nathan Nagle, President Debra Keville, VP Professional Development Kristine Zingaro and President Elect Charry Lawson. Not pictured- Region I Representative, Jason Marra and Region III Representative, Joseph Menter.


Have you considered serving on the NYSRPS Executive Board, but were too afraid to ask? Take a moment to review the Executive Board Nominations packet for a listing of all positions, duties and responsibilities and nomination requirements. Deadline to submit February 8th. Contact Debra Keville for questions and further information. Download 2020 Nomination Packet

NYSRPS 2019-2020 Executive Board

Board President - 1 Year Term- Expires 2020

Charry Lawson, Town of Onondaga 

4834 Velasko Rd. Syracuse, NY 13215

315-469-3464 / 

President-Elect - 1 Year Term- Expires 2020

Linanne Conroy, Town of Penfield 

1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526

585-340-8655 /  

Immediate Past President - 1 Year Term - Expires 2020

Debra Keville, Retired OPRHP

2899 Skyline Drive Schenectady, NY 12306
518-506-6928 / 

Vice President of Programs & Services - 2 Year term - Expires 2020

Gregg Goodman
585-752-1980 /

Vice President of Professional Development - 2 Year Term - Expires 2021 

Peggy Kenyon, Town of Manlius 
301 Brooklea Drive Fayetteville, NY 13066
315-637-5188 / 

Treasurer - 2 Year Term - Expires 2020

Nathan Nagle, Village of Horseheads
202 S. Main Street Horsehead NY 14845

Secretary - 2 Year Term - Expires 2021

Julie LaFave, City of Syracuse
412 Spencer Street Syracuse, NY 13204
315-473-4330 / 

Region I Representative - 3 Year Term - Expires 2020 

Jason Marra, Great Neck Parks District
65 Arrandale Avenue Great Neck, NY 11024
516-487-7665 / 

Region I Representative - 3 Year Term - Expires 2021 

Thomas Meyering, Town of Poughkeepsie
1 Overocker Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
845-485-3628 /

Region II Representative - 3 Year Term - Expires 2021

Patrick McGinnis, City of Binghamton
38 Hawley Street Binghamton, NY 13901
607-772-7017 /  

Region II Representative - 3 Year Term - Expires 2022 

Jack Davison, Town of Onondaga

4834 Velasko Rd, NY 13215

315-469-3464 /  

Region III Representative - 3 Year Term - Expires 2020

(Photo Coming)

Joseph Menter, Grand Island 
3278 Whitehaven Road Grand Island, NY 14072
716-773-9680 /  

Region III Representative - 3 Year Term - Expires 2022

Nick Berlin, Town of Perinton 
1350 Turk Hill Road, NY 14450
585-223-5050 /  

Honorary Representative

Maryann Corbisiero, New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207
518-474-0457 /  


August 22, 2019
October 17, 2019

December 20, 2019 (Holiday Meeting)

February 13, 2020

April 27/28, 2020 (Annual Conference — Westchester)

May 21, 2020

Board meetings are at 10 am and are open to all to attend. We welcome guests and encourage participation.
Please contact for meeting room specifics and location.

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New York State Recreation & Park Society  501 C3 Not-for-Profit Organization

19 Roosevelt Drive, Suite 200 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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