Parks Big Winners at Annual Awards Ceremony

Friday, March 11, 2016

County Parks staff, facilities and partners won a total of nine awards at the Central New York Parks and Recreation Society Annual Awards Ceremony on March 10 at Skyline Lodge, Highland Forest. CNYRPS is the official organization for the leisure service industry in Central New York and the awards recognize outstanding achievements and efforts in the field of Parks & Recreation. All winners are automatically in the running for state honors next month.

Young Professional Award – Charlie Bisnett, Senior Recreation Leader, Onondaga Lake Park

Environmental Leadership – Beaver Lake Nature Center

Outstanding Corporate Partnership – Wegmans

Outstanding Service– Dimitrios Georgiadis, Syracuse Challenger Baseball & Cemetery staff

Stewardship Award – Friends of Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery

Excellence in Landscape Design – Beaver Lake Nature Center

Exceptional Facility Design – Lakeview Amphitheater

Promotional Brochures – Parks Discovery Guide

Digital Content – Parks Website & Fishing Website 


left to right, front row: George Boyle, Director of Operations; Leiko Benson, Director of Recreation, Heidi Kortright, Beaver Lake Nature Center Director; Mary Harkola, Friends of Beaver Lake

back row: Bill Lansley, Commissioner, Charlie Bisnett; John Hluchyj, Friends of Carpenter's Brook; Pat Goettel, Beaver Lake Nature Center; Dimitrios Georgiadis

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