City of Thornton News Release Logo For Immediate Release:   5/21/2019
Thornton Community Services Director
Seve Ghose, 303-255-7705

Thornton Community Services a finalist for National Gold Medal Awards

THORNTON, CO… City of Thornton Community Services is one of four finalists for the 2019 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The NRPA Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition. 

Thornton is a finalist in the Class III (population 75,001 – 150,000) category. "Agencies are judged on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the collective energies of community members, staff and elected officials," says Thornton Community Services Director Seve Ghose. "To be a finalist is a high honor, and the city of Thornton will continue to raise the bar on public service and community engagement."

Finalists will compete for Grand Plaque Award honors this summer, and recipients will be announced in September at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference in Baltimore. 

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