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Professional Membership - $65

A Professional Member is a career professional by virtue of training and experience in the field of park and recreation services. A Professional Member may be nominated for NCRPA’s Board of Directors. Members are eligible for awards, member only event discounts, networking opportunities, learning communities and  and other unique benefits

Agency Membership includes:

  • Member discounts on all events and workshops:

  • Receive NR Recreate Magazine quarterly.

  • Access to NCRPA Professional Learning Communities 

  • Volunteer opportunities 

  • Access to NCRPA Regional Networking Communities 

  • Eligible for NCRPA Awards 

  • People in the News updates in NCRPA NEWS magazine

  • Participation in NCRPA Mentor Program 

  • Access to NCRPA Listserv and Forum

  • Participation in member discount programs: Tickets at Work and National-Enterprise

  • Networking events and more! 


 

NCRPA Agency Membership - $175-$4,500

NCRPA Department Agency Package: This package is for State, County, Town and other Municipal Parks and Recreation Departments and is  based on the number of permanent full-time employees in an agency. This membership includes all full-time employees in the agency. In addition once you purchase an agency package you will be eligible to register all appointed/elected board members (Parks and Recreation Board, Mayor and Council and Managers). 

Agency Membership includes:

  • Individual member benefits for all permanent staff plus:

  • Ability to add or renew membership by one staff person with one invoice/payment

  • Ability to have one staff person register multiple individuals for conferences and workshops with one invoice/payment

  • Unlimited Basic Career Connection job listings

  • Includes all Citizen Board Members, along with elected or appointed officials

  • SWAC Tournament participation

  • Eligible for agency awards such as Arts and Humanities and the Innovative Program Award

  • Opportunity to apply for grants through NCRPA partnerships (such as healthy equipment grant $100,000, Nourishing NC $300,000)

  • Opportunity for agency profile in NCRPA NEWS magazine

  • Participation in NCRPA Ambassador Program 

  • Partnership opportunities and more! 


Student Members $10

A Student Member is a student pursuing a degree in the field of parks and recreation and not employed full time as a professional in the field. The following colleges and universities have agency accounts, if you are a full time student, your membership is free under their umbrella. Please contact your adviser or administrator for a link to join. For further assistance email membership@ncrpa.net  

North Carolina State University
East Carolina University
North Carolina Central University
Appalachian State University
Mount Olive University
UNC Greensboro 


 

College/University package. - $400


A College/University Agency Membership includes all faculty, staff and students at colleges and universities that have a parks and recreation (or related) curriculum. They will receive discounted exhibitor space at our Annual Conference and promotion via the NCRPA website. Students also working full-time in the field are NOT eligible for a student membership. 

Membership includes:

  • All faculty, staff and students would receive full member benefits plus:

  • Students attend Annual Conference for free

  • Student discounts at Summits, Workshops and Events. 

  • Promoted as education partner on NCRPA’s website

  •  Ability to add or renew membership by one staff person with one invoice/payment

  • Ability to have one staff person register multiple individuals for conferences and workshops with one invoice/payment

  • Unlimited Career Connection job and intern listings

  •  Opportunity for agency profile in NCRPA NEWS magazine


 

Retired Professionals - $20-$100


Professional Members are eligible upon retirement for the Retired Professional Membership. A Retired Professional Member shall have the same privileges and rights as the Professional Member. Retired professionals can join for one year at  $20 or receive a Lifetime Retired Membership for $100. Agencies or individuals wishing to gift a lifetime membership to a soon to be or recently retired member can contact Membership@ncrpa.net.  Retired members who work, consult or contract with commercial companies serving NCRPA members and are actively selling at NCRPA events may have their membership suspended if they do not properly register as an sponsor or vendor. 





SWAC Sanctioned Organization — $55.00 


Sanctioned Organization is an agency or organization providing services in the field of recreation, parks or a closely allied field. A SWAC Sanctioned Organization membership is required for any group wishing to participate in a SWAC tournament that is not already a current NCRPA member agency. A SWAC Sanctioned Organization has no voting privileges, may not hold office and the employees of said agency/organization shall not be considered as individual members of the Association under this classification. 




Professional members not part of an agency or College/University package can purchase an Individual Professional membership for $65/person. Students that attend a college/university without this membership will be offered a $10 NCRPA student membership. For assistance with starting your agency membership, contact membership@ncrpa.net

Any members who work, consult or contract with commercial companies serving NCRPA members and are actively selling at NCRPA events may have their membership suspended if they do not properly register as an sponsor or vendor