Programming for Success with Chris Bass

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"To Raise the Bar, we have to show that we are essential to our communities. Recreation Professionals have to tell our stories, and show that we make an impact. Parks and Recreation is key to the community because we save lives."

From developing program ideas, evaluating success, and managing teams, there’s so much to know when it comes to know when it comes to recreation programming.  It’s one of the most rewarding elements of a parks and recreation career – to develop programs that make a difference in the community.  Sometimes it can help to hear the perspectives of other programmers who are rocking it so you can learn from them.  You can learn how others overcome obstacles similar to yours.  Have you ever experienced:

  • a limited budget?
  • low participation?
  • part-time/seasonal staff?
  • lack of resources?

Most professionals have!  In this episode, we talk with Chris Bass about what it’s like to be a parks manager who faces many of these challenges.  We dive into how to develop programs based on community input, how to evaluate programs, and some creative programming ideas (which are a win-win for your department and your community!).

Head over to iTunes or your favorite podcast player and have a listen.  I’d so appreciate it if you’d leave a review if you enjoy the show.  Thanks!



Chris Bass

Chris Bass

Chris is the Parks Manager with the City of Douglasville, Ga Parks and Recreation Department. Chris began his career as a recreation professional in Columbus, GA, where he served in several different positions to include; facility manager, project director and division manager. Chris is a member of NRPA, he serves on the Board of Directors for the National Recreation Ethnic Minority Society and he also serves on the GRPA (Georgia Recreation and Parks Association) Board of Trustees as the Programming Network Chair.

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