New York State
Recreation & Park Society

Genesee Valley Recreation and Park Society

Genesee Valley Recreation and Park Society (GVRPS) is the professional organization for recreation and park professionals in the Genesee Valley region which includes all of the following counties: Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben and Wayne.

Good afternoon GVRPS Members and Friends, 

First off, I would like to welcome the incoming 2021-2022 GVRPS Executive Board. I am very fortunate to work with an amazing group of professionals. The Board is eager to get things rolling and offer the membership some amazing programs and opportunities for the year!  We had our first Executive Board meeting yesterday and have exciting news to share with the membership. GVRPS is offering a professional scholarship to the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee from September 21–23, 2021 at the Music City Center. Below is the official application link with necessary requirements and information, please read through the application process and requirements very carefully. If you have any questions, please reach out to myself or the Scholarship Committee Co-Chair Tom Venniro at .


  1. The official application MUST be completed via Google Forms. Attached is hard copy informational only packet.
  2. Official application link:
  3. Important dates and information at a glance:
    1. All materials must be received by July 21, 2021.
    2. A winner will be selected based on a review of applications and supporting documents. Notice of awards will be on or before July 26, 2021.
    3. The successful applicant will be awarded registration, travel, and housing fees (up to $1,600) required to attend the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference.
    4. 2021 NRPA Annual Conference early bird registration ends on August 6, 2021.
    5. Scholarship awardee is expected to serve in a volunteer capacity with GVRPS i.e., serving on a committee, conference planning, etc. during the 2021-2022 Executive Board year.


Good luck to all the applicants!

Ryan Rockefeller

2021-2022 GVRPS President

Assistant Recreation Director

Hilton-Parma Recreation

59 Henry Street

Hilton, New York 14468





Region 3

Genesee Valley Recreation (GVRPS)

President: Tom Venniro, Hilton-Parma Recreation,

Past-President: Anke Applebaum, Town of Hamlin

President-Elect: Ryan Rockefeller, Hilton-Parma Recreation,

Treasurer (2020-2022): Stacie Paris, Town of Gates

Secretary: Ellen Fridman, Town of Gates

Member At Large: Kelly Attridge, Town of Perinton

Member At Large: Joe Battaglia, Town of Irondequoit

For more about GVRPS, the association's current events, news and current postings visit their Facebook Page.

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

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