About the Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual or agency that has shown outstanding dedication to the parks and recreation profession or field through a special project or effort. Examples of distinguished service include leadership in meaningful legislation at the local, state or national level; initiation of a significant project or donation of land, facilities, art or collection of monies; or the ability to motivate private enterprise, service organizations, or the community to assist in bringing a project to fruition. Results of these efforts must serve as a standard for other projects or programs and have lasting value and long-term impact upon the parks and recreation movement in the State of Oregon. The recipient must have made outstanding contributions to enrich the lives of individuals or groups of individuals in neighborhoods, communities, or the State of Oregon.

Nominations are due Wednesday, September 2, 2020 by 5:00 PM.

To nominate an individual or agency for the ORPA Distinguished Service Award, please answer the following questions and provide any required information as instructed. Contact the Awards Committee at director@orpa.org with any questions about the nomination process.

ORPA Awards will be presented at the 2020 ORPA Conference Awards Luncheon in Sunriver, Oregon on November 10th. Winners are strongly encouraged to be present to receive their award. If your nominee is selected to receive the award, you will be expected to provide a two- to three-minute video that highlights the winner's contributions. If production of a video is not possible, a 2-3 minute slide presentation with accompanying script may suffice. Videos are not required as part of the nomination process. The video or slide presentation for the winning recipient will be due on Friday, October 30, 2020.

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* 1. Your Information

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* 2. If you are nominating an individual, please provide the following information.

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* 3. If you are nominating an agency, please provide the following information.

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* 4. Is the nominee an active ORPA member? (ORPA will verify membership.)