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.
NRPS 2020 Conference
The next NRPS Conference in 2020 is going to be in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Conference will take place at MEET Las Vegas located at 233 South 4th Street on the North East corner of 4th and Bridger.
Jolie Telios is the new Territory Aquatics Specialist for the American Red Cross covering the southwest region of the U.S. Jolie started her first job as an American Red Cross lifeguard in 2000.
Jolie has spent most of her 20-year career operating aquatic facilities, both in the public and private sector in Las Vegas. Jolie is passionate about aquatics, water safety and helping others. She looks forward to working with a new team and serving the regional community.
She holds several certifications including Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, Water Safety Instructor, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, and CPO. She also has a Bachelor’s degree from UNLV in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Phoenix.
In her free time, Jolie likes to spend time with her dachshund Cici, cheer on her sports teams (Philadelphia Eagles and Vegas Golden Knights), sing karaoke, and enjoy new films in the theater.
Becoming a nrps member!
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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!