City of Binghamton, New York

City Lands Four Awards For Parks & Recreation Excellence


(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — The City of Binghamton has landed four awards from the Central New York Recreation and Parks Society, the official leisure service industry organization for a 13-county region.

“These awards are a result of hard work by many talented and dedicated parks professionals,” said Mayor Richard C. David. “Our entire parks and recreation team contributed, including Commissioner Bill Barber, Carol Quinlivan, maintenance staff, laborers, youth coordinators and volunteers.”

The City won annual awards in four categories, announced Friday:

Elected Official, Mayor Richard C. David — recognition of an elected or appointed official to public office, at any level of government. Award winner must have provided unselfish service and made significant contributions on behalf of the residents in their area, in the interest of recreation, parks, conservation and/or community services through active participation, advocacy, or through policy and legislation.

Exceptional Park Design, OurSpace at Recreation Park — for a project that contains facility and landscape components.

Young Professional, Patrick McGinnis — presented to a current Parks and Recreation professional who exhibits the attributes of an emerging leader, as displayed through their initiative, innovation, and contributions to the parks and recreation field. Winners possess a record of career advancement, be engaged in professional and/or community organizations, and demonstrate outstanding service to their agency.

Special Event, Holiday Carousel Rides — a specific, one-time or annual event that made outstanding contributions to enrich the lives of individuals or groups in neighborhoods or communities in recreation, parks, or conservation.

Awardees from the Central New York region are automatically entered to win a state-wide award at the 77th Annual New York State Recreation and Park Society Conference April 2-4, 2017 in Rochester.

The Central New York Recreation and Parks Society is a regional partner of the New York State Recreation and Park Society. Regional partners are independent associations who have partnered with NYSRPS. The purpose of this relationship between local associations and the State Society is to combine strengths and further the cohesiveness of New York State’s leisure service industry.

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