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Building Strong & Inclusive Park Systems

National Association of State Park Foundations

2022 Annual Conference

October 13 & 14

via Zoom

(All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time)

Thursday, October 13

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm   

 Welcome and Introductions

Cindy Dunn, Secretary of PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)

Lauren Imgrund, Deputy Secretary for Conservation & Technical Services at DCNR

1:25 pm to 1:30 pm   

National Association of State Park Foundations

Marci Mowery, Chair, National Association of State Park Foundations

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm  

Opening Presentation: National Park Service

David Szymanski, Associate Director of Partnerships and Civic Engagement

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   

Breakout Session 1: Getting Your Board to Fundraise (Option 1)

Chad Barger, CFRE, Owner of Productive Fundraising

Breakout Session 2: Key Trends in Volunteerism Since the Start of the Pandemic (Option 2)

Kelly Burnett, Program Director for Conservation for National Public Lands Day/NEEF, and representatives from state parks

Includes audience participation / round-table discussion

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Updates on “I Love My State Park Week”

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

NASPF Annual Meeting

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Networking “Happy Hour”

Friday, October 14

1:00 pm to 1:20 pm


Stephenne Harding, Senior Director for Lands for the White House Council on Environmental Quality

1:20 pm to 2:05 pm

Opening Panel Discussion: Telling Our Parks’ Stories with Economic Data

Nathan Reigner, Director of Outdoor Recreation for PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)

Jennifer Clinton, Senior Parks and Conservation Economist for the Trust for Public Land in Massachusetts

Jeremy Sage, Director of Tourism & Visitor Research for RRC Associates

2:05 pm to 2:50 pm

Breakout Session 3: System to Collect Exclusionary Incidents in Parks (Option 1)

Marcus Shoffner, President & CEO of The Outdoor Inclusion Coalition

Breakout Session 4: Insurance and Liability for State Parks (Option 2)

Panel with insurance agents Robert Johnson, Conservation United, and Jonathan Romero, HUBInternational

2:50 pm to 3:15 pm 

Closing Presentation: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility - How Welcoming and Embracing Diverse Narratives Can and Should Support DEI and Belonging in our State Parks

Dr. John Scott, adjunct faculty member at CIIS and UC Berkeley EdD LEAD program (Leaders for Equity and Democracy)

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm

Closing Remarks - 2023 Conference Host State, Georgia

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