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2015 OPRA Awards of Excellence

The OPRA Annual Awards of Excellence recognize organizations throughout Ohio that embody the vision, dedication and demonstration of excellence in parks and recreation.  These awards highlight the efforts of those organizations that transcend everyday standards to make a difference and improve the quality of life in our Ohio communities.

Submission deadline is October 21, 2015.  Visit the awards homepage to view the brochure, download templates, or make your submission.


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2015 Aquatics Symposium
October 23, 2015  ●  Dublin Community Recreation Center

Revitalize your facilities and prepare your staff for success!

Join aquatics professionals from around the state at the 2015 Aquatics Symposium to learn from some of the best professionals in the field.  Sessions include ‘Real Aquatic Court Cases’ and ‘Lifeguard Blindness Strategies’ from Dr. Tom Griffiths of Aquatic Safety Research Group, ‘Aquatic Energy Savings for Every Budget’ from Doug Persohn of Buckeye Aquatics, and ‘The New Old Pool’ from Bill Pisano and Bill Schwandt of O.P. Aquatics.

For more information or to register, click here.


2015 Leadership Summit
Presented by Dynamix Energy Services
November 17-18, 2015  ●  Sheraton at Capitol Square

OPRA is proud to present our 4th Annual Leadership Summit.  The Summit will be held on November 17-18 at the Sheraton Capitol Square in Downtown Columbus.

We have an outstanding group of presenters and topics for you again this year, including:

  • “Community Partnerships” leader and Founder/Creative Director of The Harmony Project David Brown
  • Pelotonia President and CEO and former LIVESTRONG Foundation CEO Doug Ulman on “Crisis Communication”
  • Lee’s Summit, MO Administrator of Parks and Recreation Tom Lovell on “Stress for Success” and “High Performance Board Programs”
  • Former Editor of The Columbus Dispatch Ben Marrison on “Working with the Media”
  • Former Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton on “Servanthood Leadership”


For more information or to register, click here.







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