Parks and Rec Receives Awards

Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department earned a record twelve awards at this year’s GRPA Fourth District Banquet in Jonesboro on Wednesday, October 20.

“It’s been a very productive, stellar year for CPRD despite the pandemic that we’ve been learning to navigate for the past 18 months,” said Recreation Director Julie P. Ivey. “We are blessed to be able to provide quality programming, parks and facilities and a great staff to keep this ship headed in the right direction. We are grateful for the support we receive from the mayor and council and the community. It takes all of us, together, to make it successful.”

The CPRD received 12 awards, including Distinguished Professional awards, Agency of the Year award, project awards, network awards, volunteer awards and the Agency of the Year award for the Fourth District. Donna Ford will be awarded the Programming Network Distinguished Professional of the Year, November 2, at the GRPA State Conference in Columbus, Georgia.

GRPA 4th District Awards

Agency of the Year
Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department

Distinguished Professional
Donna Ford

Outstanding Project
Optimist Park
Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department

Administration Network
Outstanding Support Staff
Lisa Deming

Parks/Maintenance Network
Outstanding Support Staff
Gary Thompson

Athletic/Aquatic Network
Network Professional
Ora Chism

Athletic/Aquatic Network
Outstanding Program
Exceeding Expectations
Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department

Programming Network
Outstanding Program
Camp Woodland
Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department

Athletic/Aquatic Network
Outstanding Special Event
Youth Fishing Tournament
Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department

Programming Network
Outstanding Special Event
Parking Lot Party
Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department

Programming Network
Volunteer of the Year
Jennifer New

Parks/Maintenance Network
Volunteer of the Year
Going Batty
Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department

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