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Cameron Smith, 29
Ph.D. Student, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Clemson University (SC)
As a scholar and practitioner, Cameron Smith has made profound contributions
to the field, with a particular focus on racial equity. He has worked tirelessly to
ensure underserved and marginalized communities have access to the benefits of
parks and recreation. Professionally, he primarily has served as a community center
director in low-income areas across North Carolina. In this role, Smith strived to
create accessible opportunities for his community members by providing affordable
programs, developing nature-based curriculums tailored for his specific
population, and advocating for greater social needs and well-being for
those he serves. His commitment to fostering racial equity is evident in
every project and program he leads.
Kennedy Terrill, 25
Recreation Coordinator, City of Chandler (AZ)
Kennedy Terrill, the coordinator responsible for City of Chandler (Arizona)
Recreation's teen programming and community engagement, has made a
remarkable impact. Her commitment to community engagement and mentorship
distinguishes her as an exceptional leader. Terrill was tasked with
creating a community engagement program. In less than a year, she has
expanded this initiative to more than 40 events annually. Her consistent
presence at these events means she is the face of Chandler Recreation
in the city. What's more, Terrill created the Teen Mental Health
Summit as a crucial platform for discussing and addressing pressing
mental health concerns among local youth.
Adam Trujillo, 29
Activities and Special Events Manager, Harker Heights Parks and Recreation (TX)
Adam Trujillo, activities and special events manager for the City of Harker Heights (Texas)
Parks and Recreation, consistently goes above and beyond in creating meaningful
experiences for the community. Trujillo transformed what was once an activities
center with rental space and occasional programs into a one-stop shop for passive
and programmed experiences for all ages. Trujillo also worked with the
community to create a " Maker Space, " where families are welcome to participate
in various STEAM activities that expand creativity and spark innovation.
Although it is still a work in progress, Trujillo turned a simple classroom into a
game room for esports, board games and everything in between.
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