National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation. Their work draws national focus to the far-reaching impact of successes generated at the local level. Leveraging their role in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity to improve their communities NRPA’s members of park and recreation professionals and citizen advocates are more than 30,000 strong and represent public spaces in urban communities, rural settings and everything in between.
The California Park & Recreation Society provides career development, networking, resources and is the public advocate for California park and recreation professionals. Founded in 1946, CPRS is a nonprofit, professional and public interest organization with more than 4,000 members who create community.
The Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA) is an international nonprofit, non-regulatory organization comprised of professionals, educators, vendors and students in Resort and Commercial Recreation related industries. Their mission is to serve as a vehicle to communicate, educate and promote standards of professionalism within the industry and provide opportunities for continuing education, networking and awareness of industry trends.
Founded in 1956 as the Festival Manager's Association, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) today is The Premiere Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide.
The IFEA exists to serve the needs of our entire industry, who produce and support quality celebrations for the benefit of their respective 'communities' and all those who share our core values of excellence & quality; the sharing of experience, knowledge, creativity and best practices; and the importance of 'community' building both locally and globally. Our success lies in the success of those we serve through professional education, programming, products and resources, networking and representation.
The League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities.