Communications & Marketing Section Leadership

Katie Garrett
Fox Valley Park District
Marketing & Digital Communications Manager
[email protected] 

At-Large Representative:

Cassidy Reinhard
Vernon Hills Park District
Marketing Specialist
[email protected]
Kristina Nemetz, CPRE
Village of Montgomery
Communications Manager
[email protected]

Membership Council Representative:
Deanna Johann, CPRP
Gurnee Park District
Public Relations & Sponsor Specialist
[email protected] 


C&M Section Committees


Awards & Recognition

Conference & Education

JSS Golf Outing

Nominations & Elections


Agency Showcase

Fitness Marketing Committee

Sponsorship Committee

C&M Section Networking Links

C&M Community: IPRA Connect

C&M Facebook Page 

Submission Deadline: Monday, December 19, 2022

Agency Showcase is a spirited competition spotlighting the brightest ideas exhibited by park, recreation, and conservation agencies. This professionally judged competition recognizes Illinois agencies for their marketing and communication efforts ranging from print to multimedia. This year’s competition will include two divisions and 13 categories in which to enter. Come join in the fun and showcase your agency to industry professionals throughout Illinois!

Agency Showcase Booklet Click here
Agency Showcase Registration  Click here

We’re Looking for Judges!

If you know a professional outside the parks and recreation field who works in print, web, photography, or other related disciplines, let us know! 

Volunteering as a judge for Agency Showcase provides professionals with a great opportunity to network, receive free admission to educational sessions, and access to the conference exhibit hall.  Those that are interested in judging can contact: Kathy Herrmann at 847-965-0971or [email protected].

Note: Park and recreation professionals, board members, or others affiliated with your agency are not eligible to be judges. 

Presenting Sponsor:

Social Sponsor:

Category Sponsors:

a5 Branding + Digital

Berry Dunn

Campfire Concepts 

ComEd Energy Efficiency Program

Illinois Public Risk Fund

RAM Communications Inc.

RecStar Consulting