Barbara Tulipane, CAE, president and CEO of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s FY18 budget request:
“NRPA is deeply troubled by the cuts outlined in President Trump’s FY18 budget request. These cuts, which are reckless and shortsighted, turn back the clock on decades of progress in the areas of health and wellness, conservation, and social equity. Parks and recreation services are cost-effective solutions to some of our nation’s greatest challenges, therefore, cutting funding for programs that park and recreation agencies rely on for support is outrageous. Without these programs, many of the communities our agencies serve will be adversely affected — especially those that are underserved.
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