Twenty-four attendees from 16 agencies gathered to participate in the Authority’s annual Parks and Recreation Academy, which was held in February in Westlake Village. Instructors Butch De Fillippo and Dr. Nancy White kicked off the Academy with sessions on risk management, workers’ compensation, and playground safety, while attorney Scott Grossberg conducted a full day of sessions on aquatics centers, participant waivers, and background checks.
The Parks and Recreation Academy is an annual, three-day academy in which attendees learn about and discuss the risks and hazards unique to parks and recreation. With best practices in mind, attendees are presented with strategies for effective and creative solutions.
The next Parks and Recreation Academy will be held February 4 – 6, 2020 in Indian Wells. For more information on this and other Authority academies, contact Michelle Aguayo, Training Coordinator, by email or phone at (562) 467-8777.