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Charlotte County Community Services Named as 2020 Annual FRPA Award Winner

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2020) – The Florida Recreation and Park Association named Charlotte County Community Services as the recipient of the 2020 Agency Excellence Award in Environmental Sustainability Award. This award recognizes the outstanding work done by Parks and Natural Resources to advance the park and recreation profession in the area of environmental sustainability.

“Parks & Natural Resources is committed to enhancing the quality of life for our residents and visitors by providing safe, well maintained, accessible facilities for all users,” said Community Services Director Tommy Scott. “We are known for our pristine and unspoiled beauty, and we are thankful for our team that continues to enhance the beauty our community has to offer.”

The Florida Recreation and Park Association annually awards park and recreation agencies, employees, volunteers and partners that have made an impact on their community. Nominees must submit information and details supporting the nomination and a volunteer committee made up of their peers reviews and rates the submissions. The FRPA Awards presentation takes place at the Annual FRPA Conference in August. Winners are presented with a plaque and recognition through the FRPA Journal.

A panel of judges reviews the application for an agency’s overall commitment to the category selected, and how the agency has integrated efforts into the places and programs provided to the community. Acquisition and development of parks and natural areas, facilities, programming, administration and management, marketing and promotion, long and short-range planning, staff training and development, citizen involvement and community involvement are reviewed. More information on the Awards Program can be found at

About the Florida Recreation and Park Association

The Florida Recreation and Park Association was established in 1942 as an organization dedicated to the promotion, preservation, advancement, and advocacy of the parks and recreation profession. FRPA is directed by a volunteer board of directors and an executive office located in Tallahassee. Members are professionals working for federal, state and local park, recreation department and leisure service agencies throughout Florida. For information, visit

For information, contact Mike Koenig at 941-235-5003 or


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