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Parks Superintendent wins national award for leadership
Seattle Parks and Recreation Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams was recently selected to receive a National R.O.S.E. (Recognition of Significant Efforts) Award by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
Each year, NRPA National Awards are presented to individuals and agencies across the U.S. to honor their efforts—both professional and personal—in the field of parks and recreation. Recipients are selected from a pool of applicants by NRPA’s National Forum Awards Committee, and are chosen for excellence in a variety of topics, including professional and voluntary service, programming, leadership, research and public outreach.
NRPA recognized Christopher for his leadership during a time of transition for Seattle Parks, his innovative thinking about Parks operations in a time of declining revenues, and his management style, which is to assume positive intent and “manage by relationship.”
Posted by: April Thomas