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ADVOCACY
Public policy development and
advocacy are continuous efforts.
Public Policy and Advocacy at the
2021 NRPA Annual Conference
By Dan McCarthy
P
ark and recreation agencies increasingly recognize public policy
and advocacy as essential functions of their work. However,
many professionals remain unclear about how to best engage
in these spaces to achieve measurable results and effect systemic
change. That's where NRPA's Public Policy and Advocacy team
has you covered!
Whether you're an old hand
in public policy and advocacy or
you're new to this work, here are
three sessions taking place at the
2021 NRPA Annual Conference
you won't want to miss:
Elevating Parks in the
Policy Debate Over the
Next Five Years
Park and recreation agencies provide
essential services for their
communities.
However,
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when
decision-makers hold tough policy
or budget conversations, park
and recreation agencies often find
themselves left out and unheard.
As the saying goes, " if you're not
at the table, you're on the menu. "
This session will outline strategies
park and recreation professionals
can employ to stay
relevant in policy and budget conversations.
The session will highlight
the key policy debates and
trends happening in Washington,
D.C., and in communities across
the country, illustrating how park
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and recreation professionals can
bring their unique perspective to
these conversations.
Show Me the Money!
Federal Resources Available
for Your Department
Congress and the Biden administration
took historic steps to
meet the multiple crises presented
by the coronavirus (COVID-19)
pandemic. The American Rescue
Plan Act invests $1.9 trillion to
help families and communities
recover from the pandemic and
build back better. NRPA's Public
Policy and Advocacy team
worked with Congress and the
administration to ensure that
park and recreation agencies were
eligible for these funds.

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