Association recognizes leadership and commitment through awards

Congratulations to the 2019 SDPRA award winners! These individuals were recognized Wednesday night for their outstanding contribution to parks and recreation in South Dakota.

Years of Service Recipients
  • Years of Service Awards: Steve Papendick, Paul Beckwith, Jon Corey, Becky Graff, Sue Palmer
  • President’s Award of Appreciation: Brandon Brake
  • Distinguished Citizen Award: Karen Olson
  • Individual Citation Award: Mitch Best
  • Young Professional Award: Erin Homes, Rapid City Parks and Recreation
  • Professional Service Award: Emilie Miller, South Dakota State Parks, Pierre
  • Hall of Fame Award: Bob Schneider, South Dakota State Parks, Pierre
  • Hall of Fame Award: Lon Van Deusen, Rapid City Parks and Recreation

Learn how these folks impacted parks and recreation through their leadership, contributions, and commitment.