20 - Creating a Community Experience to Highlight Your Agency
Jodi Schultz, Triphahn Center Facility Manager, Hoffman Estates Park District; Jess Day, Recreation Supervisor, Village of South Elgin; Jennifer Sweeney, Superintendent of Recreation Programs & Facilities, Wheeling Park District; John Harris, Principal, a5 Branding & Digital; Isaiah Gransberry, Content Specialist, a5 Branding & Digital; Heather Weishaar, Communications & Marketing Director, IPRA
Learn how Illinois park and recreation agencies planned Unplug Illinois Day events through collaboration with other community groups, involving their staff, and planning calls coordinated by IPRA. Unplug Illinois Day is a great way to highlight the benefits parks and recreation brings to communities, including health and wellness opportunities, supporting economic development, protecting environmental resources, connecting youth to nature, and strengthening communities by making them livable and desirable. In this session, learn how IPRA members planned successful Unplug Illinois Day events to highlight the many opportunities at their park and recreation agency, and to focus attention on the importance of recreation and taking time to ‘unplug’!
- Effectively communicate the value provided to constituencies using the content in Unplug Illinois.
- Identify innovative tips, tricks, and strategies to plan Unplug Illinois Day events in their community.