For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary M. Russell, Marketing Coordinator
Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department
CULTURE, PARKS, AND RECREATION RECEIVE TWO AWARDS FROM CPRA
The City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department received two awards on Thursday, September 26 in Vail at the annual Colorado Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) banquet. Both the Youth Enrichment Division and the Greeley Arts Commission (GAC) were recognized as representatives from both programs accepted the awards in person that evening.
The Greeley Arts Commission was given a special award as a “Community Champion.” Art Commission Chairman, Ed Rogers, was there to accept the award with Andy McRoberts, Director of the City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department and Kim Snyder, Public Art Coordinator. The GAC was formed in 1993 to acknowledge the importance of the visual arts as a part of the community’s cultural diversity, heritage and overall quality of life. Their primary function is to review and accept artwork proposed for donation to the City of Greeley as well as to review and recommend artwork purchased through the community’s Art in Public Places Program (funded through a 1% for Public Art budget). The Commission consists of 12 volunteer members representing Greeley’s citizenry and each and every one of these voluntary members act as a custodian for the City’s growing permanent collection. To date, the City has over 300 indoor pieces of art and over 90 permanent outdoor sculptures.
In addition, a second award was given for the Rodarte Community Center Bus Wrap project that was a collaboration with the Art Commission as well. Charles J. Archibeque, Program Manager, and Brecken Arnold, Recreation Supervisor accepted the award from CPRA. This project received the “Columbine Award for Programming.” CPRA is a dynamic, proactive organization that creates healthy residents and livable communities by promoting excellence in parks and recreation. Their mission is to promote the parks and recreation profession and its growth throughout the State of Colorado.
“I enjoyed working with everyone on these projects; this is an honor well deserved!” stated McRoberts. “Most of all, I’d like to thank our Commission members and City staff for all that they do!” For more information about the awards, contact Andy McRoberts, CPRP at 970.350.9406. To learn more about Greeley’s Public Art Program visit www.greeleyart.com
. To find out more about the Youth Enrichment programs call 970.350.9430.