The NRPA Research Team focuses its energy on creating data resources and insights that help park and recreation professionals be more productive and give them the ability to “Make the Case” for greater and more steady funding. This session will review the key findings of 2019’s NRPA reports; including, the NRPA Agency Performance Review, Engagement with Parks report and the Farmers Market report. Further, the webinar will highlight three new NRPA Research resources: the Green Infrastructure Framework, NRPA Park Check and the Customer Feedback Surveys guide.
NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of your registration. The learning content is available for registration for one year from the date of origination.
Kevin Roth, PhD
Vice President of Professional Development, Research and Technology, National Recreation and Park Association
Kevin A. Roth is NRPA's Vice President of Professional Development, Research and Technology. Kevin leads the research team in its mission to create valuable data and metrics that enhance park and recreation agency performance and make the case for increased and more stable agency funding. Kevin also guides the development of innovative in-person and online educational offerings for professionals that advance parks and recreation in their communities. He also oversees the team delivering IT and web services to the association.
Kevin has served in research and leadership functions in the nonprofit association space for more than two decades, including overseeing both research and IT at the Association for Financial Professionals for 13 years and conducting survey research at the National Association of Realtors for four years. Kevin has a Ph.D. in Economics from George Washington University and a BA in Economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Senior Research Manager, National Recreation and Park Association
Melissa came to the NRPA research team in 2015 with a background in environmental planning, GIS, and flood plain analysis. At NRPA, Melissa helps with producing surveys and reports, as well as, creating interactive graphics that accompany all studies and poll results, including the annual Field Report, NRPA Park Pulse, and the Americans' Engagement with Parks Survey.