09-22-21 | News

NRPA Chair-Elect Named

Carolyn McKnight-Fredd Elected

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recently named the chair elect.

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recently announced the election of Carolyn McKnight-Fredd, CPRP, as chair-elect of the board of directors.

McKnight-Fredd retired from her superintendent position at the East Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission (BREC) in 2019. Shortly thereafter she founded Eagle Methods Management Consulting in Dallas, Texas. There she brings her vast experience in the military and civilian work to the table. She retired from the Air National Guard at the rank of Colonel (06) and she is the first African American woman t9 ever reach this rank in the state of Texas.

"On behalf of our entire board and staff, we are thrilled for Carolyn to take on this role," enthused NRPA President and CEO Kristine Stratton, "During her more than three decades in parks and recreation, Carolyn has earned multiple awards for her work, leadership and service to the profession. She has the skills, passion and experience to strengthen NRPA and show that parks are essential to creating a better life for everyone."


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