The Nevada Recreation and Park Society (NRPS) is a membership based 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization and gained affiliation with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in 1964. NRPS has been actively supporting the development of the recreation, parks, and leisure professions from that year forward. The Society filed articles of incorporation with the State of Nevada in March 1974. NRPS is divided into north and south districts, which operate independently. The NRPS President is elected by the Society’s membership. The office and the Society’s annual conference alternate between the north and south. The Society annually awards at least two academic scholarships, program and facility excellence awards, and recognizes in-state distinguished professionals with various awards.
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Brian started programming at a very young age. In elementary school Brian would contact his friends to come to his house to play organized basketball, baseball or football games. There were times when Brian’s backyard was full of little 10-year old’s in youth football equipment representing the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers. Brian represented the 49ers, because the Seahawks were not established yet
Brian started his career in Parks & Recreation 30 years ago after graduating from Western Washington University with a degree in Community Leisure Services. 25 years of those served as a Recreation Supervisor. Brian started his career at Metropolitan Parks District of Tacoma Washington, a short time at the Federal Boys & Girls Club, 16 years at the City of Lynnwood Washington and 3 years at Cordova Recreation & Park District in California before joining the wonderful Clark County Parks & Recreation team in August, 2019.
Brian enjoys spending time with his wife Kathy participating in community events. Things like festivals, movies in the park to walking his two Cavalier Kings Charles fur babies (Angus and Bella) in one of the local parks. Brian is a sports nut and is very supportive of his teams like the Washington Huskies, Seattle Sounders, Seattle Mariners, Seahawks and recently added to his sports teams to cheer for are the Vegas Golden Knights and soon to be Las Vegas Raiders.
Brian is also an AC/DC fan and he rides a 2011 Harley Davidson Road Glide. His motorcycle is named Rosie and she is hand airbrushed to represent the band AC/DC. Brian places her in bike and antique car shows for display.
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State & Local Agencies
Nevada Recreation & Park Society wants to provide you with all the necessary resources to contact your State & Local agencies.
Want to be involved?
NRPS is constantly seeking support from our members. There are a myriad of opportunities to help grow the Parks and Recreation profession and your resume. If you can’t afford to give much time, there are assignments that can match your availability. Many meetings are conducted where members can call in and be actively engaged.
There are volunteer opportunities on weekends; there are volunteer opportunities that can last an entire year; and there are special assignments that are short range and specific. From serving on the board, on a committee or helping at some of our special events there is a place for you!