General Manager Robert Doyle Elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration


Robert Doyle, General Manager of the East Bay Regional Park District in Oakland, CA, has been elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.

The Academy is a group of distinguished practitioners and educators who are leaders in the field of park and recreation. They must have served for at least 15 years in a high level of administration in a park and recreation agency or as a recognized educator in parks and recreation administration. They also must have demonstrated outstanding ability in administration, management or education in the profession; displayed broad interest with a direct service benefit to the advancement of public parks and recreation or assumed leadership with a keen desire to contribute to the advancement of the field. The Academy is limited to 125 active members.

Established in 1980, the Academy was formed to advance knowledge related to the administration of recreation and parks; encourage scholarly efforts by both practitioners and educators to enhance the practice of park and recreation administration; promote broader public understanding of the importance of parks and recreation to the public good; and conduct research, publish scholarly papers and/or sponsor seminars related to the advancement of park and recreation administration.

“The Class of 2013 is exceptionally talented,” said 2013 Academy President Tom Lovell, Administrator of Parks and Recreation in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. “The distinguished new members represent park and recreation agencies of all sizes and demographics as well as academia. The future of the Academy is bright.”

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By EBRPD Public Affairs