2018 NJRPA Awards

 gold star

Photos courtesy of © Jaye Joyce

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Individual Awards

Recipients reflect high professional values and have rendered contribution through outstanding
service to the profession, distinctive service to the association, 
and/or conspicuous service to their constituency, on a national, state or local level. 

Friends of Minowaskin Park

Township of Westfield

Fay S. Mathewson Award

Mayor John G. Ducey

Lacey Township

Public Service Award


Anthony Simone

Princeton Recreation Department

Employee of the Year Award


David Guida

Summit Department of Community Programs

William D. Foelsch Young Professional Award


Jill K. Daggon

Mt. Olive Recreation

Association Service Award


Tom Mladenetz

CYO of Mercer County

Professional of the Year Award


Denise Lanza

Morris County Park Commission

Michael B. Berman Award

for Administrative Excellence


Agency Showcase Awards

Recognizing outstanding marketing campaigns and promotional materials which encourage participation in recreation activities.


2017-2018 Program Brochure

Clark Recreation

Activity, Facility or Agency Brochure


The Forever Young Newsletter

Westwood Recreation Department

Activity, Facility or Agency Newsletter


Not So Scary Halloween Breakfast with the Villains

Township of North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Activity or Event Flyer or Poster


Turtle Back Zoo Commercial

Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Digital Media Promotion


70th Annual Food, Fun & Fireworks Festival

Summit Department of Community Programs

Event, Facility or Agency Marketing Campaign


Excellence In Design of

Recreation or Park Facilities

Presented for excellence in design of public use recreation and park facilities which exhibit aesthetic quality, uniqueness of design, usability, and versatility.


James J. Braddock Park Athletic Facility

County of Hudson


Veterans Field

Borough of Edgewater


Cedar Grove Park

Essex County Department of

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs


Forked River Beach Bayfront Park

Township of Lacey


“My Playground” at Michael J. Tighe Park

Township of Freehold



Excellence In

Programming Awards

Recognizing outstanding programs and events which exhibit uniqueness, appeal, continuity, and participant satisfaction.


Youth Public Safety Academy

Hanover Township Recreation

Daniel M. Gasalberti Excellence in

Recreation Programming


Paint the Zoo

Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Excellence in Visual & Cultural Arts Programming


Middletown 350

Middletown Recreation

Excellence in Special Event Programming


Social Meeting After School Hours (S.M.A.S.H.)

Moorestown Department of Parks & Recreation

Jacquie Stanley Excellence in

Therapeutic Programming


Seasonal Healthy Lifestyle Celebrations

Ridgewood Parks & Recreation Department

Excellence in Wellness Programming


The Lenape Living History Programs

Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Excellence in Educational & Interpretive Programming