Recreation Services Director, Michael Kalvort, has been elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, one of the most prestigious designations in the Parks and Recreation field.
For the past 25 years, Kalvort has improved organizations within the Parks and Rec. industry by delivering new parks and facilities, developing revenue sources and improving customer service delivery.
“Being inducted into the Academy is a tremendous honor and quite humbling,” Kalvort said. “The Academy is comprised of many thought leaders in the Parks and Rec. profession who I’ve learned from and admired throughout my 25-year career. I’ve focused my energies to make a lasting impact on the communities I serve and the team members I work beside. As a body, the Academy works to advance our profession to even greater heights and I’m excited to continue to mentor young professionals, much like some of my fellow Academy members have mentored me.”
The Academy is a group of distinguished practitioners and educators who are leaders in the field of parks and recreation. They must have served for at least 15 years in a high level of administration in a park and recreation agency or as a recognized educator in parks and recreation administration or they must manage a park and recreation department for an agency with a population of more than 500,000. They also must have demonstrated outstanding ability in administration, management or education in the profession; displayed broad interest with a direct service benefit to the advancement of public parks and recreation or assumed leadership with a keen desire to contribute to the advancement of the field. The Academy is limited to 125 active members.