Committee is comprised of the three most recent Slattery/Trueblood Outstanding Professional recipients in addition to the two most recent Carole J. Hanson New Professional recipients. Information contained herein is for historical purposes only. All materials and awards offered are subject to change.
Any IPRA member in good standing may nominate candidates for each award. The nominees may be endorsed by other members of the IPRA with the exception of Awards Committee members. Awards Committee members may not nominate, sponsor, or write letters of support for nominees.
All nominations are to follow the appropriate criteria listed in the 2019 brochure. Following information is subject to change. Descriptions are for historical information only.
The nomination should be typewritten or legibily printed and include the appropriate information as stated for each award. Nominations should include any supporting data, such as letters of support, copies of news releases, etc. Each nomination must include the nomination cover sheet, as well as all applicable nomination criteria listed in this brochure. (Available on IPRA website.)
Please note that nominees for the T. Ray Frame, Claude Ahrens Community Service, Business Support, Lay Organization, Service Club, as well as new Outstanding Part-time Team Member awards need not be members of IPRA; however, they must be affiliated with a department or staff member that is an IPRA member.
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Please be sure to include items 1-5 under ALL AWARDS and also address pertinent information under the specific awards you are nominating. Other information may be included as criteria for the nomination with the total packet not to exceed fifteen (15) pages.
Slattery / Trueblood Professional AwardThe highest professional award in the IPRA program. The “professional” encompasses many traits. To be considered for this award, the nominee should be a person who has given of themselves as they work with their clientele. Their everyday life should exemplify outstanding, dedicated and unselfish service to the profession, community and to this Association. IPRA membership required. Nominee must have been a member of IPRA for at least 10 years.
Dr. Carole Hanson Young Professional AwardRecognizes the professional who has exemplified commitment and outstanding service to the leisure services profession and to this Association. It is designated for the person who has joined the professional ranks within the past seven (7) years. IPRA membership required.
T. Ray Frame AwardThe T. Ray Frame award is given to the outstanding maintenance person with a park and recreation department who has demonstrated a high level of skill in his/her work; goes beyond what would be considered adequate or expected in the position; shows a devotion on and off the job. This is a “blue collar” award designed for an individual in a non-supervisory or working supervisor position. IPRA membership not required.
Claude Ahrens Community Service AwardFormerly known as Lay Person Award. Recognizes a lay person outside of our profession who has provided support and contribution to the strengthening of programs and resources within their communities, area and state. IPRA membership not required.
Business Support AwardDesigned to recognize a private commercial organization that has contributed to the leisure services profession and enhanced the quality of life within the community, county or state. IPRA membership not required.
Lay Organization AwardRecognizes a group of lay people outside of our profession who have support and contributed to the strengthening of programs and resources of leisure services by an outstanding contribution to the park, recreation and conservation movement within their communities, areas, county and state. IPRA membership not required.
Service Club Award of ExcellenceThis award recognizes a service group outside of our profession who has supported and contributed to the strengthening of programs and resources of leisure services by outstanding contributions to the park, recreation and conservation movement within their communities, areas, county and state. IPRA membership not required.
Part-time Team Member AwardThis award recognizes those individuals who are part-time or ongoing seasonal employees within a parks and recreation department. These individuals perform necessary duties in providing top quality programs, special events, and other services which full-time staffers do not have the time or financial wherewithal.