Recreation and Community Services Earns Third Silver Star Award

Recreation and Community Services Earns Third Silver Star Award
Posted on 02/03/2021
This is the image for the news article titled Recreation and Community Services Earns Third Silver Star AwardWe are pleased to announce that our Recreation and Community Services Department was awarded the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association’s 2020 Silver Star Award in Youth Programming for the Operation Recreation Mobile Recreation Play program.  

The WPRA Silver Star Award is selected by a distinguished panel of recreation professionals who have expertise in the field of recreation service delivery.  Entries are judged based on five criteria that are essential to having a successful recreation program: Goals and Objectives, Participation, Operational Efficiency, Creativity and Innovation and Marketing.  This is the department's third Silver Star Award since 2018.  

“Special recognition goes to our program manager, Amanda Schwichtenberg for her leadership and initiative with the Operation Recreation program.  We would also like to thank and recognize our amazing Operation Recreation crew: Becca Bojarski, Casey Farner, Lauren Francis, Jake Krueger, Britney Matev, Gabrielle Strasser and Kelsey Urbaniak,” said Director of Recreation and Community Services, Shelly Strasser.

According to Amanda Schwitchtenberg, “Operation Recreation is loaded on a truck that travels to events and parks throughout the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District community.  We bring all kinds of equipment such as hula hoops, agility ladders and hurdles, tumbling wheels, bubbles, a giant connect four, and the very popular Imagination Playground’s Big Blue Blocks.”

“Once we arrive, Operation Recreation becomes a pop up play program that engages children in physical activity,” adds Schwitchtenberg. “It’s a hit wherever we go and we love bringing families and the community together to have some fun!”