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MRPA President’s Message - February 2017

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NRPA Agency Grant Opportunity

Upcoming Events
DI Field Maintenance
423 Washington Avenue, Oxford, Mississippi


District One's annual Field Maintenance Workshop kicks off at 8 a.m. with registration, coffee and donuts sponsored by World Class Athletics. Lunch will be provided by Ladd's Inc.. The workshop will conclude about 3:00 p.m. The location is the Oxford Park Commission's Stone Center located at 423 Washington Avenue in Oxford. To register send your check made out to MRPA to Bubba Robinson, 310 South 15th Street, Oxford, MS 38655 before February 24th. For more information call Bubba at 662-232-2390 or at (662) 816-5021.
DII Workshop
Richland Community Center


Do you need training in customer service, office etiquette, or social media advertising? Could you use a refresher course on athletic field maintenance? Well, this workshop could be for you! Lunch is included. Registration questions: Terri Wood 601-420-3400 *Vendor spaces are available for $125. For more information contact Cole Smith at 601-924-6082. Customer Service 8:30 - 9:00 Registration 9:00 - 9:50 Opening General Session (All) 10:00 - 10:50 Customer Service 11:00 - 11:50 Lunch 12:00 - 12:50 Social Media Promotions 1:00 - 1:50 Etiquette in the Workplace Field Maintenance 8:30 - 9:00 Registration 9:00 - 9:50 Opening General Session (All) 10:00 - 10:50 Breakout Session 1 11:00 - 11:50 Lunch 12:00 - 12:50 Breakout Session 2 1:00 - 1:50 Breakout Session 3
Quarterly Board Meeting
Traceway Park, Clinton


The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Clinton, Mississippi. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m.
D3 Development Workshop
Pascagoula Senior Center, 1912 Live Oak Avenue


Sessions will include bullying, training new staff, staff professionalism, ways to save money in programs, behavior and guidance of participants, program ideas and themes round-table. Please register by March 24. Make checks payable to MRPA and mail your payment and your registration form to Antoinette Johnson, 2935 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567. The $30 registration fee includes lunch, snacks and sessions. Call Antoinette at 228-938-2356 if you have questions.
MRPA Annual Conference
Tupelo, Mississippi


This is our 50th anniversary celebration. Please come share this milestone with us.
Our Mission

The Mississippi Recreation and Park Association provides avenues to build communities, reduce crime, and improve the health of Mississippians. We work closely with state and local recreation professionals to publicize and support statewide and local parks and recreational activities.

We engage students, faculty and elected officials across the state with open communications and improved educational and training opportunities.

MRPA supports our members through leadership development, advocacy and improved training opportunities.

Our members share their knowledge and promote the value of parks and recreation and we embrace networking and social opportunities.