Park Champions: Bringing Capitol Hill to a Park Near You

Recorded On: 02/15/2018


Park Champions across the country are inviting their members of Congress and their staff to see their parks and programs first-hand at park dedications, program kick-offs, special events, and more! The Park Champion show-and-tell advocacy model allows our members to create meaningful experiences for members of Congress that demonstrate the importance of investing in parks and recreation.

Join the NRPA Public Policy team and special guest speaker and 2017 Park Champion of the Year, Som Subedi of Portland Parks & Recreation, as we gear up for another great year of the Park Champion initiative. Learn all you need to know about the tools and resources available to you so you can you have your voice heard by your elected officials. 

Jayni Rassmussen

Advocacy & Outreach Manager, National Recreation and Park Association

Jayni Rasmussen is the Advocacy and Outreach Manager for the National Recreation and Park Association. She manages the Public Policy's team's advocacy initiatives, including the Park Champion campaign. Prior to NRPA, Jayni worked at Ocean Conservancy, where she coordinated advocacy and outreach efforts both on Capitol Hill and on the ground to garner support for ocean health policy. Jayni is a graduate of Kent State University, where she received her B.A. in Political Science.

Som Subedi

Program Manager, Parks for New Portlanders, Portland Parks and Recreation

2017 Park Champion of the Year

Adriane Johnson

Commissioner, Buffalo Grove Park District

2015 Park Champion of the Year

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