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Published: May 19, 2019


THE AMERICAN ACADEMY FOR PARK AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATION, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL RECREATION AND PARK ASSOCIATION, IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE TENNESSEE STATE PARKS AS A FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PARK AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, TENNESSEE STATE PARKS JOINS THREE OTHER FINALISTS IN THE STATE PARKS CATEGORY: FLORIDA STATE PARKS, MARYLAND PARK SERVICE AND WASHINGTON STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION.
AGENCIES ARE JUDGED ON THEIR ABILITY TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF THOSE THEY SERVE THROUGH THE COLLECTIVE ENERGIES OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS, STAFF AND ELECTED OFFICIALS. A PANEL OF FIVE PARK AND RECREATION PROFESSIONALS REVIEWS AND JUDGES ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS. THIS YEAR’S FINALISTS WILL COMPETE FOR GRAND PLAQUE AWARD HONORS THIS SUMMER, AND THE SEVEN GRAND PLAQUE RECIPIENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LIVE DURING THE N-R-P-A GENERAL SESSION AT THE 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND IN SEPTEMBER.