2020 Parks & Recreation Academy Helps Member Agencies Improve Services

The 2020 Parks & Recreation Academy, held in February in Indian Wells, received high marks from its 29 participants. Over the course of the 2.5-day academy, participants learned about risks and best practices unique to parks and recreation, such as playground safety, aquatics center operation, and emergency management planning for special events. The academy also covered general risk management lessons on topics including workers’ compensation and contractual risk transfer and insurance review.

Participants particularly appreciated that the academy provided information that would benefit their agencies. “I enjoyed my whole experience and learned so much that will help me better our services, said City of Morro Bay Youth Services Manager Angelica Gallardo. “I encourage everyone to attend an academy!”

City of West Hollywood Recreation Services Manager Stephanie Martinez affirmed, “The sessions were interesting, and the presenters had so many suggestions on how we can improve our agencies.”

The Parks & Recreation Academy is one of eight academies the Authority is conducting throughout 2020. For additional information about the California JPIA academies, visit cjpia.org/training/academies/ or contact Michelle Aguayo, Training Coordinator, by email or at (562) 467-8777.