Congratulations!

to Jessica Cady-Bartholomew

WPRA Young Professional of the Year!

Young Professional of the Year is presented to a WPRA Recreation Section member who is currently working as either a full-time or permanent part-time professional in the field, with seven or less years of service.

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Evaluation Considerations


  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
  • Active membership on WPRA committees, Recreation Section Committees, and affiliate involvement
  • Awards and honors
  • Recognized innovative recreation programs within agency, community, or WPRA
  • Contributions as a writer, articles published or other promotion of furthering the Parks and Recreation field
  • Community involvement: work related, volunteer, or personal
  • Demonstration of on-going support of the Recreation Section through program presentations, workshop attendance, committee involvement, and as an informative source of one’s agency, affiliate, community, or school.