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Pictured above (back row left to right) Region I Representative, Tom Meyering, VP Programs and Services, Gregg Goodman, President Elect, Linanne Conroy,  Region 2 Representative, Patrick McGinnis, Region 2 Representative, Jack Davison,and Region 3 Representative Nick Berlin. Front row: VP of Professional Development, Peggy Kenyon, NYSRPS Executive Board President, Charry Lawson, NYSRPS Past President, Debra Keville, NYSRPS Secretary, Julie LaFave, OPRHP Representative Mary Ann Corbisiero, and  Treasurer, Nathan Nagle. Not pictured, Region 3 Representative Joseph Menter


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

NYSRPS 2021-2022 Executive Board

Board President - 1 Year Term- Expires 2022

Peggy Kenyon, Town of Manlius 

301 Brooklea Drive Fayetteville, NY 13066
315-637-5188 /

President-Elect - 1 Year Term- Expires 2022

Julie LaFave, City of Syracuse

412 Spencer Street Syracuse, NY 13204
315-473-4330 / 

Immediate Past President - 1 Year Term - Expires 2022

Linanne Conroy, Town of Penfield 

1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526

585-340-8655 /


Vice President of Programs & Services - 2 Year term - Expires 2022

Tom Venniro, Town of Hilton-Parma

59 Henry Street  Hilton, NY 14468

585-392-9030 /

Vice President of Professional Development - 2 Year Term - Expires 2022

Jason Marra, Great Neck Park District

65 Arrandale Avenue Great Neck, NY 11024

516-487-7665 /

Treasurer - 2 Year Term - Expires 2022

John Hirliman, City of Saratoga Springs
15 Vanderbilt Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-587-3550 /

Secretary - 2 Year Term - Expires 2023

Kyle Derry, Town of Ogden Parks and Recreation

269 Ogden Center Road, Spencerport, NY  14559

(585) 617-6177

Region I Representative - 3 Year Term - Expires 2023

Robert Kaczmarek

100 Post Road.  Scarsdale, NY 10583

914-722-1160 /

Region I Representative - 3 Year Term - Expires 2024 

Jessica Dickinson, Town of Pawling
Lakeside Park 2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, NY 12564
845-855-1131 /

Region II Representative - 3 Year Term - Expires 2024

Heather Maltby, Town of Bethlehem

Heather Maltby, Bethlehem Parks & Recreation

261 Elm Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054            

518 439 4955 x1603

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 2023

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

Yolanda Bostic Williams, New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207
518-474-1559 /

Mark Your Calendars-

2021-2022 Preliminary Board Meeting Dates

August 10th (via Zoom)

October 12th (via Zoom) 

December 14th (Via Zoom)

February 8th (via Zoom)

April Annual Meeting (date tba) Saratoga Springs NYSRPS Conference & Expo

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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