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Bill Dryburgh Receives Outstanding Volunteer NACPRO Award
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Bill Dryburgh Receives Outstanding Volunteer NACPRO Award


CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (July 1, 2020) – Charlotte County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Chairman Bill Dryburgh received the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials 2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award. This award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution of personal time and talent to a NACPRO member agency.

Dryburgh has been an active member of the Charlotte County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for 14 years and has been the Chairman for the past 10 years. During his tenure with the board, Dryburgh has played an instrumental advisory and support role for numerous projects that have improved the park system and quality of life in Charlotte County. 

"Bill has always been focused on serving his community and has been a shepherd for our department by how he has helped our parks & recreation system through the creation and development of our Regional Park system and receiving national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies," said Tommy Scott, Community Services director. "Bill has also helped our community survive and recover after tropical storm events and the economic downturn as a steadfast, civic minded, community leader. Charlotte County is a better place for having Bill as one of our own!"

Counties across the country may nominate their volunteers, officials, support organizations, programs and more. Nominations are accepted annually and award recipients are selected by the NACPRO Board of Directors.

Dryburgh has contributed to Charlotte County's Parks Master Plan and the planning and design of three regional parks and the event center. He assisted the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office in redesigning several neighborhood parks using the Crime Prevention through Environmental Design program, making the parks safer for all.

Bill Dryburgh is actively involved in our community as a member of the Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Board of Trustees, ambassador for Tampa Bay Rays spring training games, served on the Teacher of the Year committee for seven years and State Chairman for Veteran Services for the Florida Elks.

About the National Associations of Counties

The National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials is a non-profit professional organization that advances official policies that promote county and regional park and recreation issues while providing members with opportunities to network, exchange ideas and best practices, and enhance professional development. NACPRO is an affiliate of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

For information, contact Mike Norton at 941-235-5024 or Mike.Norton@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.


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