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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Dallas Park and Recreation Employees Receive National Certification

Seventeen Dallas Park and Recreation Department professionals earned National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) certifications in 2018.
NRPA awarded 16 staff the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) distinction for their commitment to the profession and their in-depth educational and work experiences in the field of parks and recreation. Assistant Director Oscar Carmona achieved NRPA’s Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE)
designation. The master-level CPRE establishes a national standard for managerial, administrative and executive parks and recreation professionals.
In addition, the International Association of Venue Managers recognized Ryan Bonifas, event manager at Fair Park, with the Certified Venue Professional (CVP) that recognizes the competence of middle to senior-level managers of public assembly venues.

2018 CPRP / CPRE / CVP Recipeints

Roderick Ballard, CPRP
Beatrice Black, CPRP
Christy Burgess, CPRP
Jenny Cantu, CPRP
Oscar Carmona, CPRE
Kelly Cloughy, CPRP
Rob Cutwright, CPRP
Christi Giles-Reed, CPRP
Russell Hooper, CPRP
Tanaia Keyes, CPRP
David Lopez, CPRP
Lisa McClendon, CPRP
Jeremy McMahon, CPRP
Vernon Pellum, CPRP
Richard Sharnsky, CPRP
Juanita Sharpless, CPRP
Robin Steinshnider, CPRP
Ryan Bonifas, CVP

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