Colorado Parks and Recreation Association

CPRA Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for the oversight and direction of the CPRA professional development plan and provides leadership and support in the development of, implementation, evaluation, elimination and addition of CPRA professional development initiatives. Together with the CPRA staff, the committee will provide a clear focus for professional development by creating an operational structure for professional development.   


Alison Rhodes, North Boulder Recreation Center Supervisor, City of Boulder

Amber Thill, CPRP,  Parks & Recreation Coordinator, City of Golden

Andrew Pimental, CPRP, District Manager, GVR Metropolitan District

Andy Fraser,  Facility Coordinator- Parker Fieldhouse, Town of Parker

Chris Lucas, CPRP, Sports & Fitness Program Supervisor, Highlands Ranch Community Association

Clay Shuck, Deputy Manager of Recreation, South Suburban Parks & Recreation

Kris Fister, Youth Program Coordinator, City of Brighton

Mike McDonnell, CPRP, Manager of Parks, City of Arvada

Peggy Boccard, CPRP, Recreation Services Manager, City of Westminster

Tom Barnes, CPRP, Director of Parks & Recreation, City Glenwood Springs


If you would like to get invloved in the Professional Development Committee, contact Ashley Perillo, Professional Development Program Manager at 303-231-0943 or


Click here to view a list of upcoming professional development opportunites.

CPRA Office

Mailing Address:

POB 1037
Wheat Ridge, CO  80034
Fax:  303.237.9750

Physical Address:

Richards Hart Estate
5349 W 27th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO  80214
*All deliveries must be made to the north door at 28th & Benton St


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