James City County Parks and Recreation Chosen as an American Academy For Park and Recreation Administration 2004 Gold Medal Finalist
Date: June 9, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Amy A. Hibbard, Communications Coordinator
Williamsburg, VA - (June 9, 2004) James City County's Division of Parks and Recreation has been recognized as a finalist in the 2004 National Gold Medal Awards program in Class IV population of 25,000 - 50,000. These awards are presented annually to communities throughout the United Statesfor excellence in park and recreation management, in cooperation with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
The National Gold Medal Awards are open to any city, municipal park and recreation department, park and recreation district plus the 50-state park systems in the United States. Each department must have its own budget, official population statistics (provided by the census), and programs and activities within specific and exclusive boundaries to be eligible. A distinguished panel of leaders who have expertise in the field of park and recreation management selected the four finalists in each category, based on applications only. Finalists will then be requested to submit 2 VCR video cartridges and a copy of their 5-year plan for the final judging. Grand Awards will take place at the NRPA Congress for Recreation and Parks in Reno, Nevada in October 12-16, 2004.
On behalf of the division staff we are proud to be recognized as part of James City County's outstanding organization which is a leader not only in the region and the Commonwealth, but throughout the United States. We appreciate the support and opportunity to be a part of such a high performance organization.
For more information on Parks and Recreation programs, call (757) 259-3200 or visit us on the web at www.jccEgov.com.