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Session Description: Expenses management for our programs and facilities is an essential skill for any parks and recreation agency. Participants will gain knowledge in the various methods in which to reduce costs through a variety of tips, tricks and techniques which range for supplies to staff. Specific attention will be paid to programs and facility management and how to ensure that these savings can be sustained over the long term. Most importantly participants will have the ability to reduce their cost of providing a service which can result in more profit or the ability to continue their vital services.
- Identify the major expenditure areas of your agency.
- Create an expense management plan in which to reduce your operational costs.
Identify a process in which saving money can result in enhanced services to your respective agency.
Speaker Info: Chris Nunes, PhD, CPRE, Director, The Woodlands Township, TX
Chris Nunes, CPRE is the Director of Parks and Recreation for The Woodlands Township, in The Woodlands, Texas. In that position, he oversees 100 full-time and 350 part-time staff members, a $19.1 million operational budget and is accountable for the management of 140 parks, 15 swimming pools and aquatic facilities and 220 miles of trails. He speaks around the country on topics including: business plans, contracting, creative programming, marketing, external funding, communication, leadership and succession planning. In 2012, Chris was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Parks and Recreation Administrators and in 2015 he received the National Distinguished Professional Award from NRPA and in 2016 he was elected the President of the American Academy of Parks and Recreation Administrators.