National Recreation and Park Ethnic Minority Society

EMS at NRPA Conference

Interested in our activities for the 2023 NRPA Conference in Dallas, Texas? You can find details regarding our social,…

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Ira Hutchinson Award Program

Ira Hutchinson Bio The NRPEMS Awards and Citation Committee is pleased to announce the 2023 award Program and detailed…

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EMS is now seeking sponsors for annual conference events. We look forward to highlighting your company/agency in support of…

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Who We Are

NRPEMS is an organization of minority members of the National Recreation and Park Association who have joined for the express purpose of: productively representing the park, recreation and related leisure service interest and rights of minorities while participating in the overall effort of the park and recreation profession and the National Recreation and Park Association to serve the park, recreation and related leisure service needs and desires of the public. 

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NRPEMS Objectives

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Our Services

Experienced Faculty

To unite all persons concerned with ethnic minorities in the Park and Recreation profession. This includes those in municipal, state, federal, private, voluntary, correctional facilities, church and religious institutions, academic communities, commercial, tourism, industrial organizations and interested individuals.

Library Facility

To serve as an exchange media of information on all ethnic matters pertaining to park, recreation, leisure programs and activities.

Learn From The Best

Lakita S. Frazier, CPRP Secretary

Lakita S. Watson is the Director of Parks and…

Sherron Wilson Treasurer

Sheron Q. Wilson is a retired  Management Supervisory Specialist…

Tiffany Johnson, MPA, CPRP Immediate Past Chair

Tiffany Johnson is  currently the SE Recreation Manager for…

Alicia C. Bradford Chair

Alicia C. Bradford is the former Director of the…


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