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  • 18 Sep 2017 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    KState sports properties, Stormont Vail and the Kansas Health Foundation have teamed up to create the Powercat Health Partnership. The Partnership was formed to raise money for an organization to impact health and wellness statewide. KRPA was chosen as the recipient of the money raised!

    You will hear several ads on the radio and TV promoting the partnership during the games. Stormont Vail and KHF will donate money for each field goal (football) and 3 point basket (basketball) made by the KSU football and basketball team. This should draw a lot of attention as Coach Bill Snyder is the spokesperson.

    Here is a link to the press release.

    They have also created a social media contest, powercat health. Click here for more information.

    We are grateful to have been chosen as the recipient of these funds. This is directly attributed to the hard work and dedication of our members in creating an environment for all Kansans to be healthy. 

  • 31 Aug 2017 11:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please welcome Amanda Sterling to the KRPA staff as the new Communication Coordinator. Amanda may look familiar. You may have seen her running around the conference in past years or corresponded with her about magazine articles. She has been involved with KRPA for almost 11 years doing contract work as our bookkeeper, photographer and communication work. Amanda officially joined our staff last week. She will be taking care of the KRPA Today magazine, the KRPA website and all news for members. If you need to reach her, she will be in the office most Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays or email her at amanda@krpa.org.

  • 13 Aug 2017 8:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Missouri Park and Recreation Association and Kansas Recreation and Park Association have joined forces to present the sixth annual MPRA-KRPA Parks and Recreation Executive Forum on October 25-26, 2017. This dynamic leadership conference targets upper-level management professionals in key decision making positions within public agencies in Missouri and Kansas providing parks, recreation and similar community services. We invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity! 

    For more information click http://www.mopark.org/executiveforum.html.

    EF Registration Form 2017 (1).pdf

  • 20 Mar 2017 4:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The schedule for the Midwest Regional Conference is released and posted to the website. Click here to view.

  • 19 Mar 2017 9:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    KRPA members, 
    We have been working for the last few years to encourage our members to engage in the association’s advocacy efforts. In the next week, we have two opportunities for you to do so. We will be opposing HB 2390 and would like our members to send in written testimony opposing this bill. Please email it to Erika Devore, erika@krpa.org, by 12:00 pm on Monday. 

    A second way to get involved is to come to Topeka for the hearing scheduled for March 21st. If you are coming please let Erika know in advance. It would be nice to show the members of the committee we are strongly against this bill by having a good group of members.

  • 09 Mar 2017 1:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pathways to a Healthy Kansas is the largest community grant program ever
    funded by BCBSKS. It provides community coalitions with the tools and
    resources needed to remove barriers and engage their communities in ways
    that enable healthy eating and tobacco-free, active living to become a way
    of life. The grant funding for each community includes a coordination
    grant of $100,000, with the opportunity to apply for non-competitive
    implementation and achievement grants amounting to $400,000, for a total
    of $500,000 per community. The funding period is from Aug. 1, 2017, to July
    31, 2020.

    More information, including dates for two informational webinars and frequently asked questions, is available at http://www.bcbsks.com/pathways/.

    A Letter of Intent must be received by 4 p.m. Friday, March 31 to receive
    the application packet.

  • 06 Mar 2017 9:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    KRPA Members check your email. Voting is currently open for the new Board Governance Structure. Voting ends on Friday, March 10th.

  • 05 Jan 2017 3:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NRPA came out with a great post with 7 tips for an awesome award application. Kansas was proud to have 2 Gold Medal Award Finalist in 2016. Learn more here: http://www.nrpa.org/blog/2017/1/7-tips-for-an-awesome-award-application/?utm_source=facebook.

  • 30 Nov 2016 11:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A federal judge in Texas blocked the Department of Labor’s new federal overtime rule, which would have doubled the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA’s) salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay and was scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1. For now, the overtime rule will not take effect as planned Dec. 1, but it could still be implemented later down the road. Employers may continue to follow the existing overtime regulations until a decision is reached. 

    For more information, click here.

  • 11 Nov 2016 1:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    KRPA has released a new 5-year Strategic Plan. To view click here.

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