recognized for four GRPA awards
Forsyth County Parks
& Recreation has received the 2019 Georgia Recreation and Park Association
(GRPA) District 7 Agency of the Year Award. The agency of the year award
identifies the outstanding efforts of recreation and park agencies across the
seventh district. Nominees were judged on staff development, budgeting and
resources, facilities offered, use of technology, outstanding programs and
Youth Athletic Supervisor
Clayton Munnell received the GRPA District 7 Recreation Programmer of the Year
Award. Munnell was recognized for his contributions to the athletics division
as well as his leadership in the annual Slugfest baseball event that raises
money for local charities.
Denmark High School
student Olivia Edge received the GRPA District 7 Volunteer Service Award. Edge
was recognized for her efforts in preserving her community’s natural
environment as well as her commitment to keep Caney Creek Preserve (2755 Caney
Rd.) litter free.
President of the Forsyth
County Parks Foundation Kristin Morrissey received the GRPA State Volunteer
Service Award. Morrissey was recognized for her efforts in developing a
volunteer board, raising funds for scholarships and promoting the importance of
parks and recreation for local communities.
“I am so proud of the
outstanding efforts made by our staff and volunteer citizens to receive these
recognitions,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “These awards are
made possible because of the continuous support we receive from the Board of
Commissioners and the citizens.”
About GRPA: The Georgia Recreation and Park Association was formed in 1945 as a private, non-profit institution to support and promote the recreation and park industries within the state of Georgia.