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OPRA Presents a Regional Training Opportunity

($$) Developing an Operational Assessment Tool
to Maximize Revenue and Enhance Cost Recovery

Featuring Jeff King, President, Ballard*King & Associates
Sponsored by
Dynamix Energy Solutions



Job Posting:  Director, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department

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If you operate a park or recreation center then you have probably been asked to reduce expense and increase revenue at some point. With increasing pressure from political entities the requirement that park and recreation centers become more operationally self-sufficient is common. It is important to maximize all revenue opportunities that are available and conduct an operational assessment to assure you are keeping up with changing market conditions and operating trends to meet the challenge of less tax support and with the pressure to improve cost recover levels present. This workshop will highlight the steps in completing an operations assessment, explore methods for increasing revenue and introduce a self-evaluation tool to score your operating standards.

Establishing meaningful performance indicators are critical in assessing trends and creating measurement tools to evaluate your level of service standards. The performance measurements will focus on developing the specific indicators that create the tools necessary for evaluating the effectiveness of your park or recreation center operations. Efforts will be made to incorporate what other facility operators and session attendees are doing with revenue enhancement, operations efficiency and performance measures. 

As a founding partner of Ballard*King & Associates, Jeff King has over 30 years experience in recreation facility operation and planning. Jeff has provided consulting services to more than 200 communities who have benefited from his extensive background in recreation center planning and management. Jeff’s expertise comes from a vast array of experience and projects.

Jeff’s management and project experience includes facility planning and construction, facility renovation, grand opening celebrations, economic impact studies, energy conservation systems, preventative maintenance programs, staffing, budgeting, marketing, cost accounting and programming. In addition, he has preformed park and recreation master plans as well as audits.

This workshop is $60/member and $75/non-member and includes a light lunch.  Participants earn 0.3 CEUs.  OPRA individual members who are part of a group membership package are eligible for a 50% discount. Space may be limited at some locations so please register early to ensure your first location choice.

Click here to download a registration form.

April 13  ●  10:30am – 3:30pm
MetroParks of Butler County
Voice of America Park
Ronald Reagan Lodge
7850 VOA Park Drive
West  Chester, Ohio 45069
Register Today

April 14  ●  9:30am – 2:30pm
Medina County Park District
Buffalo Creek Retreat
8708 Hubbard Valley Road
Seville, Ohio 44273
Register Today

April 15  ●  9:30am – 2:30pm
Dublin Recreation Services
Dublin Community Center
5600 Post Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017
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