New York State
New York State is divided into three 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.
NYSRPS Regional Partners are independent associations who have partnered with NYSRPS. Regional Partners are regional organizations that meet regularly with their local leisure service professionals and extend joint membership.
Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, Tompkins
Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
Fellow affiliate organizations function completely independent from NYSRPS are termed affiliates. While NYSRPS works collaboratively with these outside organizations who share likeminded missions, they do not operate in the same manner as Partners.
Metropolitan Recreation and Park Society
NYSRPS Regional Partners Program
Members of the local organizations enjoy a dual membership; one membership covers both a NYSRPS State membership as well as membership in their local organization. This joint relationship provides dual membership to the local association as well as the State Society. The purpose of this relationship between local associations and the State Society is to combine strengths, reduce the duplication of services, and further the cohesiveness of New York State’s leisure service industry. These partnerships allow for each region to enjoy their autonomy, while expanding services offered to their members. The Regional Partnership model provides the the best unification with local connection and state support.
Be sure to check out our Regional Partnership Guide outlining the history of how Regional Partnerships began, the benefits offered to Regional Partners and a step-by step checklist of how to become a Regional Partner of NYSRPS.
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