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Recognizing Excellence

Apr 03, 2017 01:34PM ● By Elena Hutslar

Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District is pleased to announce multiple winners from the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) District 3 Annual Awards Program, recognizing excellence in agencies, individuals, and professionals in Park and Recreation in 2016 in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.


  The District's Care Management Speaker Series led by Dana Krider, won the competitive Showcase Award for Outstanding Park & Recreation Program. This free monthly event brings seniors and their families together to learn about a variety of relevant topics related to the aging experience, thereby facilitating a more educated aging community who can proactively plan and manage their own long-term care. CMS series is tremendously successful and continues to grow as the demand for aging education increases.

 District-nominated Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center 

 and District Business Partner Land Home Financial won Outstanding Agency Awards for Outstanding Non-profit and Business Partner in Parks and Recreation, respectively. Both organizations devote tremendous resources for the improvement of the Pleasant Hill community.


Paul Cotruvo was awarded the Outstanding Community Volunteer Award. Cotruvo, a popular 

 local musician, strongly believes that musicians should actively give back to the local communities that support their passion for music. His extensive volunteer efforts at many of the district’s signature events have contributed greatly to the quality of these programs, all while inspiring others to volunteer.


 Bob Berggren, retired district general manager, won a CPRS District 3 Lifetime Achievement Award for 40 years of outstanding leadership and service with the district and contributions to the community.


“These five award winners exemplify the passion and dedication that the district staff, community partners and affiliated individuals all share to make life better for residents in the Pleasant Hill community,” said Zac Shess, chair of the district’s board of directors. “We are so appreciative of their efforts.”


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