The Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association is comprised of professionals in the parks & recreation field dedicated to improving your quality of life! Members of the organization are affiliated with local, county, state and federal agencies and are featured throughout this website in picture collages. For further information, many have provided links to their respective websites on our Member Links page.
The Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association annually recognizes individuals or organizations of our state who meet the criteria established for the Media Excellence and Citation of Merit Awards. This year the awards were presented at the annual MTRPA conference in Bozeman on October 26-29, 2015.
EJ Porth, Communications and Outreach Manager for the Gallatin Valley Land Trust
In recognition of her success in increasing the exposure and importance of parks, trails and open space within the community of Bozeman.
(Presented by Mitch Overton)
Awarded to the Billings Parks and Recreation Department In recognition of Program Innovation with the Establishment and Expansion of the Amend Park Community Garden.
(Accepted by Chris Waite)
Awarded to Fred Bicha, Parks Superintendent, Kalispell Parks and Recreation Department, In recognition of his professionalism, dedication, passion for his career and the City of Kalispell.
Awarded to the Billings Parks and Recreation Department in recognition of their Engagement of Citizens from the Community in the delivery of Parks and Recreation services
(Accepted by Michael Whitaker)