Professional Development Committee


Identify, recommend, and oversee all education provided by WPRA with a long range vision of providing the highest quality education to park and recreation professionals at a variety of education and networking events throughout the year.

Annual Duties: 

  1. Oversee the work of all Professional Development Subcommittees.
  2. Work with all Sections, Regions, and Committees to ensure a long-range plan for education provide by WPRA is diverse and fresh.
  3. Manage and aid in coordination of the overall calendar of all WPRA events. 
  4. Assess and implement NPRA educational resources, themes, and initiatives as appropriate.
  5. Aid all Subcommittees in establishing appropriate participation rates for events.

2024 Committee Members: 

  • Chair: Nick Phalin
  • Past Chair: Matthew Vanderkamp
  • Pre-Chair: Gala Evers
  • Subcommittee Member - Leadership Academy: Ron Grall
  • Subcommittee Member - Conference: Andrew Rossa
  • Subcommittee Member - Conference: Elizabeth Konrath
  • Aquatics Section Representative: Tyler Mentzel
  • Park Section Representative: Sean Brusegar
  • Recreation Section Representative: Katie Roth
  • DEI Representative: Adrienne Lacy
  • Board Liaison: Derek Donlevy - President 

PDC Subcommittees: