Annual Conference and Exhibit Hall

MRPA Annual Conference and Exhibit Hall 2017

Thank you to everyone that attended the 80th MRPA Annual Conference and Exhibit Hall.  The conference committee put hard at work into providing delegates, students, retirees and associates engaging education opportunities, valuable networking events, and meeting with 70 innovative vendors during the exhibit hall.

We extend sincere gratitude to our amazing sponsors and conference partners, as well as the Annual Conference Committee for helping make the 2017 MRPA conference a great success. Thank you for joining us to celebrate our profession through stories, experiences, and the continuing quest to build lasting legacies throughout the great state of Minnesota. This conference was an exceptional learning opportunity!

Chris Esser, City of South Saint Paul
Jamie Cassidy, City of Becker
2017 Annual Conference Co-Chairs

MRPA is grateful to our conference sponsors, whose support made this event possible. We extend our appreciation to the following partners:

  • Minnesota Recreation and Park Foundation – Delegate Gift and Student Luncheon
  • Hiway Federal Credit Union – Keynote Presentation
  • WSB & Associates – Keynote Presentation
  • Landscape Structures / Flagship Recreation – Keynote Presentation
  • Gopher Sport – Exhibit Hall
  • Musco Sports-Lighting – Networking Event
  • Anova – Recharge Station
  • St. Croix Recreation – Adventure Race and Breakout Room
  • Minnesota Wisconsin Playground – Off-Site Institute
  • USA Inflatables – Adventure Race
  • Taho Sportwear – Signage and Exhibit Hall Bags
  • Warning Lites – Off-Site Institute and Conference Support
  • SRF Consulting Group – Laser Tag Tournament

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