This past Saturday our very own Recreation Director Simon Bradbury was named President of the TRPA (Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association). TRPA is a non-pro t professional society that has been servicing Tennessee since 1952 and currently consists of 800 members.
Simon has over 20 years of experience in professional recreation management. He has also collected a CPRE certification along with his bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management, as well as, a master’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Simon also graduated from the following institutions; National Director’s School and Graduate Program, Revenue Management School, and Parks Maintenance School.
Simon was instructed, as tradition, to select people who inspire him to induct him. He was sworn in as president by his family as well as Doug Bataille, founder of the Legacy Parks Foundation.
Simon described this honor as, “One of life’s truly rewarding moments. Feeling blessed, humbled, touched, grateful, and incredibly red up,” Simon also said that, “I decided years ago while in the Navy that if I make it out, I will do something fun that gives back to the community as my career.” He found that recreation management was exactly the career for that.
Simon has been with the POA for 2 years and with the TRPA for 20. We are very fortunate to have him as a part of our team and want to congratulate him and wish him the best in his new role.
Source: Tell-e-gram. Download a copy here.