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Eastern Service Area

Eastern Service Area Board of Directors

 

2019 Eastern Service Area

Board of Directors


Chair

Roberto Ramos

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

757-385-0474

rramos@vbgov.com


Vice Chair

DeMece Williams

Norfolk 

757-441-5835

demece.williams@norfolk.gov


Treasurer

Julia Karasiewicz

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

757-385-5948

jkarasie@vbgov.com

                           

Secretary

Regine Walme-Edwards

Isle of Wight County Parks & Recreation

757-365-6328

rwalme-edwards@isleofwightus.net


Immediate Past Chair

Mark Palamarchuck

Portsmouth Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services

757-393-8481

palamarchuckm@portsmouthva.gov



Training & Education Chair



Membership Chair

Rebecca Skinner 

Suffolk Parks & Recreation

757-514-4502

rskinner@suffolkva.us



Communications Chair

Angie Sims, CPRP

James City County Parks & Recreation

757-259-5403

angie.sims@jamescitycountyva.gov

                                     


Assistant Training & Education Chair

Dr. Eddie Hill, CPRP

Old Dominion University

Human Movement Sciences Department

Parks, Recreation & Tourism Studies Program

ehill@odu.edu


Board Liaison

Arlana Fauntleroy, MPA, CPRP

James City County Parks and Recreation

757-259-5377

arlana.fauntleroy@jamescitycountyva.gov


                                              

 

In the Know...

NEW DATE!  October 4, 2019

9 a.m. - noon

Register by October 3, 2019

Click here to register

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Upcoming Events and Meetings

VIRGINIA RECREATION AND PARK SOCIETY

EASTERN SERVICE AREA
2018 MEETING and EVENTS SCHEDULE

Date, Time and Event:


ESA Board Meeting

January 23

10 a.m. - noon

RSVP (Regine Walme-Edwards, rwalme-edwards@isleofwightus.net


ESA Board Meeting

April 10

10 a.m. - Noon



ESA Board Meeting

July 12

10 a.m. - noon

Place:     


Bayside Recreation Center

4500 First Court Rd. 

Virginia Beach, VA  23455



Brittingham-Midtown Community Center

570 McLawhorne Dr.

Newport News, VA  23601



Norfolk Boxing Center

150 Park Avenue

Norfolk, VA  23510


Meeting Minutes

January 11, 2018  Portsmouth

April 12, 2018  James City County

July 12, 2018  Portsmouth

January 23, 2019 Suffolk

April 10, 2019   Newport News

General Information

EASTERN SERVICE AREA

Vision

To broaden and strengthen the knowledge, influence and diversity of the Eastern Service Area through effective communication, continuous partnerships, responsive services, increasing membership and member agency support.
  

Mission

To unite all Eastern Service Area members, professionals, students, and interested parties in the parks, recreation and leisure service field and provide the opportunity for networking, leadership, new and innovative training, education, scholarships and volunteerism, while fulfilling the mission of VRPS.


Goals

1. Increase involvement of current ESA members
a. Partner with and participate in more resource groups, projects, and VRPS events.
b. Identify localities that have limited to no individuals at meetings and encourage members to attending meetings and activities.
2. Increase membership
a. Identify strategic ways to increase membership.
b. Connect with Universities (Old Dominion University, Virginia Wesleyan University, and Norfolk State University) and provide general information about the benefits of ESA and VRPS.
c. Plan a spring and fall social for ESA localities to increase networking.
3. Increase communication to new members
a. Create an ESA new member welcome packet.
b. Create a visual online presence of what we do and have to offer.
c. Create a welcome e-mail.
4. Increase revenue
a. Continue to host Summer Survival.
b. Offer a lunch and learn (CEU credits) twice a year.
c. Create a municipality tournament.


 Click here to view the Eastern Service Area by-laws.