The annual conference gathers parks and recreation professionals from across the state to network, learn new tips and trends, share best practices, and discover new products from vendors. It is typically held in Sept./Oct. with hosting duties rotated between several locations.
2020 Conference Canceled
After much consideration, and motivated by concerns over safety and attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Board voted last week to cancel the 2020 SDPRA Annual Conference, originally scheduled for Oct. 13-15 in Yankton, SD. The board will explore options to provide CEUs if there is a need; please contact the president if interested. Conference organizers will be contacting vendors to offer alternate advertising and sponsorship opportunities. The next conference will continue with the approved rotation and will be held in Watertown in Fall 2021.
Some Functions to be Handled Electronically
Several functions of the association can be handled electronically. The association will move forward with both elections and awards this fall, using email and online resources. More information will come later this year. The constitution and by-laws do not allow the annual meeting to take place electronically, however, so the next annual meeting will take place in 2021.