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Recreation and Park Society Event Offers Inspiration for Local Officials

Friday February 10th, 2017

Township officials and recreation board members who want to improve their recreation programs can gain inspiration and knowledge at the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society’s (PRPS) 70th Annual Conference, scheduled for March 26-29 at the Hershey Lodge. Early bird rates are available through February 20.

This year’s conference theme is “All-Inclusive Adventure” and features motivational speakers, educational sessions and workshops, exhibitors, and recreational and networking opportunities.

Speakers will include:

• PRPS CEO Tim Herd, an award-winning writer and broadcaster, who will discuss his Game Plan for High Performance;

• Jody Urquhart, who will share her expertise on the importance of fun and meaningful work environments;

• comedic duo Tim Wambach and Mike Berkson, whose presentation "Handicap This!" will challenge your thinking, wake up your attitude, and prepare yout o tackle any obstacle; and

• Dr. Andrew Mowen, the lead researcher for the state's award-winning 2014-2019 outdoor recreation plan, who will speak on the future of parks and recreation in Pennsylvania.

For more information, call the Recreation and Park Society at (814) 234-4272, go to, or follow conference updates on the PRPS Facebook page.