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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. 

2022 Annual Conference Executive Board

Pictured above (back row left to right) VP Professional Development, Jason Marra, President-Elect, Julie LaFave, Immediate Past President, Linanne Conroy, Region 2 Representative, Jack Davison, Region 2 Representative, Heather Maltby, VP Programs and Services, Tom Venniro

Front row: Region I Representative, Bob Kaczmarek, President, Peggy Kenyon, Treasurer, John Hirliman, Region I Representative, Jessica Dickinson

NYSRPS Board is comprised of representatives from across New York State, elected by the NYSRPS membership.
New York State is divided into 3 regions (per bylaws) to provide full representation of park, recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals across New York State. Executive Board positions include: President, President-Elect, Past-President, two Vice Presidents (Programs and Services / Professional Development), Treasurer, Honorary Representative(s) and Regional Representatives.Two representatives from each region are asked to serve, each for 3-year terms. Regional representatives' terms are staggered in an effort to ensure each NY 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 2022-2023 Executive Board

Board President - 1 Year Term- Expires 2023

Julie LaFave, City of Syracuse

412 Spencer Street Syracuse, NY 13204

315-473-4330 / 

President-Elect - 1 Year Term- Expires 2023

Jessica Dickinson, Camp Pathfinders

Immediate Past President - 1 Year Term - Expires 2023

Peggy Kenyon, Town of Manlius 

301 Brooklea Drive Fayetteville, NY 13066

315-637-5188 /


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 2023

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

Anne Downes, City of Syracuse

412 Spencer Street Syracuse, NY 13204

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 

Robin Priano, Town of Pawling

2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, NY 12564

(845) 855-1131 / 

Region II Representative - 3 Year Term - Expires 2024

Heather Maltby, Town of Bethlehem

261 Elm Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054            

518 439 4955 x1603 /

Region II Representative - 3 Year Term - Expires 2022 

Leiko Kiggins, Onondaga County Parks

106 Lake Drive Liverpool, NY 13088

(315)435-5515 /

Region III Representative - 3 Year Term - Expires 2023

Naomi Sosnowski, Tonawanda Recreation

1 Pool Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14223

(716) 876-7424 /

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 /

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

Please log in to the Members Only section for all other important Board news, documents and latest approved minutes.


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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