Township of Westfield, NJ

Somerset County Park System

2018 NJRPA Awards

gold star

Photos courtesy of © Jaye Joyce

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Individual Awards

Recipients reflect high professional values and have rendered contribution through outstanding

service to the profession, distinctive service to the association,

and/or conspicuous service to their constituency, on a national, state or local level.

Friends of Minowaskin Park

Township of Westfield

Fay S. Mathewson Award

Mayor John G. Ducey

Lacey Township

Public Service Award

Anthony Simone

Princeton Recreation Department

Employee of the Year Award

David Guida

Summit Department of Community Programs

William D. Foelsch Young Professional Award

Jill K. Daggon

Mt. Olive Recreation

Association Service Award

Tom Mladenetz

CYO of Mercer County

Professional of the Year Award

Denise Lanza

Morris County Park Commission

Michael B. Berman Award

for Administrative Excellence

Agency Showcase Awards

Recognizing outstanding marketing campaigns and promotional materials which encourage participation in recreation activities.

2017-2018 Program Brochure

Clark Recreation

Activity, Facility or Agency Brochure

The Forever Young Newsletter

Westwood Recreation Department

Activity, Facility or Agency Newsletter

Not So Scary Halloween Breakfast with the Villains

Township of North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Activity or Event Flyer or Poster

Turtle Back Zoo Commercial

Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Digital Media Promotion

70th Annual Food, Fun & Fireworks Festival

Summit Department of Community Programs

Event, Facility or Agency Marketing Campaign

Excellence In Design of

Recreation or Park Facilities

Presented for excellence in design of public use recreation and park facilities which exhibit aesthetic quality, uniqueness of design, usability, and versatility.

James J. Braddock Park Athletic Facility

County of Hudson

Veterans Field

Borough of Edgewater

Cedar Grove Park

Essex County Department of

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Forked River Beach Bayfront Park

Township of Lacey

“My Playground” at Michael J. Tighe Park

Township of Freehold

Excellence In

Programming Awards

Recognizing outstanding programs and events which exhibit uniqueness, appeal, continuity, and participant satisfaction.

Youth Public Safety Academy

Hanover Township Recreation

Daniel M. Gasalberti Excellence in

Recreation Programming

Paint the Zoo

Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Excellence in Visual & Cultural Arts Programming

Middletown 350

Middletown Recreation

Excellence in Special Event Programming

Social Meeting After School Hours (S.M.A.S.H.)

Moorestown Department of Parks & Recreation

Jacquie Stanley Excellence in

Therapeutic Programming

Seasonal Healthy Lifestyle Celebrations

Ridgewood Parks & Recreation Department

Excellence in Wellness Programming

The Lenape Living History Programs

Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Excellence in Educational & Interpretive Programming

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