The Oregon Recreation and Park Association (ORPA) recently held its annual conference in Medford, Oregon. GreenWorks staff members that attended included Mike Faha, Robin Craig, Michelle Mathis and Andrea Cameron. The conference offers a variety of activities including workshops, networking, and recreational opportunities. GreenWorks staff members gave presentations on two topics during the conference. Michelle Mathis presented “Ready, Set Go! Nature Play is Spreading Across Oregon” with Jerry Burgess, Capital Project Manager, Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District; and Mark Davison, Planning Team Leader, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Robin Craig presented “Parks Can Be Key to Economic Development” with Janet Bebb, Principal Regional Planner at Metro.
The Oregon Recreation and Park Association (ORPA) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1954 to serve members of the park and recreation profession. Our mission is to support our members through training, professional development, legislative advocacy, information and peer-to-peer networking in order to enhance the quality of recreation and parks services.