Alaska Recreation &Park Association

This page contains the list of award recipients for the most recent 5 years. To see the full list of recipients as well as detailed descriptions of award criteria click here

Professional Award

This is the highest recognition that ARPA can bestow upon a deserving candidate. The person will be carefully chosen. In considering a candidate for the Professional Award, he/she must meet the qualifications as set forth in the criteria for this high award.

 2016 Jason Avery
 Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Recreation
 2015 D. Tyrell McGirt City of Unalaska Parks, Culture & Recreation
 2014 Mike Illg City of Homer Parks & Recreation
 2013 Rachel Parra North Peninsula Recreation Service Area
 2012 Mike Bork
 Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Recreation


New Professional Award
(perviously Young Professional Award)

 2016  Ricky Borland
 Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Recreation
 2015  Albert Burnahm
 City of Unalaska Parks, Culture & Recreation
 2014  Luke Kline
 Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Recreation
 2013  Mike Kinney
 City of Seward Parks & Recreation
 2012  Dave Jones
 
 Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Recreation

Bob Robertson Service Award

 2016 Maggie Wilkins
 Boys & Girls Club, Seward
 2015 Brandon Harker
 Challenge Alaska
 2014 Melanie Hauze
 City of Seward Parks & Recreation
 2013 Jeff Dick
 Challenge Alaska
 2012 Jason Avery
 Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Recreation

Lifetime Achievement Award

 2016  Helen Clough
 Juneau / Anchorage
 2015  Shareen Adelmann  City of Seward Parks & Recreation
 2012  Jeff Hawley  City of Unalaska Parks, Culture & Recreation
 2009  Bob Robertson  "Father of ARPA"
 2007  Nancy Peterson  City of Valdez / City of Unalaska

Distinguished Service Award

 2016  Golden Rush Days, Inc.
 Valdez
 2015  Sally Dwyer
 Petersbug
 2014  Kristi West
 City & Borough of Juneau, Parks & Recreation
 2012  James "Jim' King
 Juneau

Outstanding Organization Award

 2016 Seward Prevention Coalition
 2015 Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
 2014 HoWL Homer Wilderness Leaders
 2013 Arctic Winter Games Host Society Fairbanks
 2012 Homer Hockey Association

Facility Excellence Award

 2016 Aquatic Park
 Jim Creek ATV Trails
 City of Unalaska Parks, Culture & Recreation
 Matanuska Susitna Borough Parks & Recreation
 2015 Outlook Park
 Petersburg Parks & Recreation
 2014 Soldotna Creek Park
 Tanana Lakes Recreation Area
 Soldotna Parks & Recreation
Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Recreation
 2013 Government Peak Recreation Chalet Matanuska-Susitna Borough
 2012 1st Lake Historical Park Mark Stauble, City of Seward Parks & Recreation Operations Supervisor

ARPA Appreciation Award

 2012 Helen Clough US Fish & Wildlife Service, Juneau
 2010 Shareen Adelmann City of Seward Parks & Recreation

ARPA Outstanding Business Partner Award

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 2016  ExerPlay  Farrell Smith
 2015  SiteLines  Gary Max
 2014  Northwest Playgrounds  Bob McGarvey

Nominate someone (or agency/organization) for an award.

The recognition and celebration of excellence within the field of Parks and Recreation is the sole purpose of the ARPA Awards committee. This group of volunteers undertake the difficult task of reading through the numerous qualified candidates each year in order to bestow most deserving professionals the honor of one of the following awards.

We invite you to take a moment and nominate a deserving co-worker, employee, volunteer or supervisor  Below are links to download Annual Awards Descriptions and Recipients and a Nomination Form. So many of our co-workers are deserving....here’s your chance to give them the recognition they deserve.

Nominations for 2016 Awards are due on August 1, 2017 and will be presented at the Valdez Annual Conference in October.  Remember these awards recognize accomplishments done/completed in 2016.

We are also looking for volunteers who would like to serve on the Awards Selection Committee.  We would like to have one person from each section and from different communities around the state on the committee.  If this is something you would be willing to do, please email Shari.


Click here to download the Annual Awards Descriptions and Recipients Document 

Click here to download the Nomination Form


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