2024 Board of Directors


ANGIE SIMS, CPRP, CPP | CHAIR

James City County Parks & Recreation
757-259-5403
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THURMAN DIAMOND |CHAIR-Elect

Chesapeake Parks, Recreation & Tourism
757-382-6411
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Angela Hollingsworth | Treasurer

City of Portsmouth Parks & Recreation
757-393-8340
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Elizabeth Linthicum | Education Chair

Portsmouth Parks & Recreation
757-399-8481
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LEONTO D. BASS | SECRETARY

City of Norfolk Parks & Recreation
757-374-9226
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Sarah O'Reilly, CPRP | Communications Chair

James City County Parks & Recreation
757-259-4022
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Nakiesha Bridgers | member-at-Large

Chesapeake Parks, Recreation & Tourism
757-879-5834
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Ryan Gregory | Immediate Past Chair

Newport News Parks & Recreation
757-926-1448
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James Mickle, CPRP, CPSI | BOARD LIAISON

BerryDunn

757-535-1942
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2024 VRPS ESA Work Plan Goals

  1. Increase involvement of current ESA members by partnering with and participating in more projects and VRPS events
  2. Increase membership by identifying strategic ways to increase numbers, connecting with local universities and colleges and plan a spring and fall social event for ESA localities
  3. Increase communication to new members through a new member welcome packet and welcome email along with a visual online presence of current offerings. 
  4. Increase revenue by hosting Summer Survival, offer CEU Lunch & Learn twice a year and to create a municipality tournament

Vision

To broaden and strengthen the knowledge, influence and diversity of the Eastern Service Area through effective communication, continuous partnerships, responsive services and by increasing membership agency support.

Mission

To unite all Eastern Service Area members, professionals, students, and interested parties in the parks, recreation and leisure service field and provide the opportunity for networking, leadership, new and innovative training, education, scholarships and volunteerism, while fulfilling the mission of VRPS.

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  Future Meeting Dates

2024 dates coming soon!

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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