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Using Data in Making Program, Facility and Parks & Rec Agency Decisions

Get the data-driven insights you need to better serve your community. Join Chris Nunes and Tom Venniro in our latest webinar and get equiped with the tools you need to make well-informed decisions to best manage your Parks & Rec agency.


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What's being discussed?

We all know that data has the power to help us make impactful and well-informed decisions. Yet knowing how to use data to do this isn't always so clear. Luckily for you, we have an exclusive webinar that will dive into all the strategic ways data can be used to better serve your community!

Whether your in charge of programs, facilities or management, this webinar explores the many ways parks and recreation professionals can use data to make strategically informed decisions.

In just 60-minutes you'll discover how to:

🔹 Optimize facilities and programs based on data-analytics    

🔹 Use data to drive efficiency and overall impact of your Parks & Rec agency 

🔹 Seamlessly integrate the use of data in agency management

🔹 Leverage data to demonstrate the impact and value of your parks to stakeholders

🔹 Identify and address key gaps through strategic data analysis

Don't wait on the opportunity to harness the power of data for the betterment of your community.

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Meet the Speakers


Chris Nunes

Chief Operating Officer at The Woodlands Township

Chris oversees a $50+ million operational budget and is accountable for the management of 151 parks, 14 swimming pools and aquatic facilities, 220 miles of pathways, 200 miles of streetscape, a park/ride system, circulator trolley system, and covenant administration. While in The Woodlands, he has implemented cost recovery strategies, developed business/operational plans for major and minor facilities, and has increase programming 200% with no additional staff.

Chris speaks and provides trainings around the country (over 500+ sessions) on topics including: business plans, contracting, creative programming, marketing, external funding, communication, leadership and succession planning and co-authored “Managing Programs and Services” in” Management of Park and Recreation Agencies – 5thEdition”. He is a Certified Parks and Recreation Executive and currently, he serves on the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management and a master’s degree in Sports Management from Springfield College in Massachusetts and a Doctorate in Parks and Recreation Administration from the University of New Mexico.

Thomas G. Venniro

Parks and Recreation Director at the Town of Hilton-Parma

For the past ten years, Tom has served as Director of Parks & Recreation for the Town of Parma, excelling in department branding, producing extraordinary team culture focused on providing extraordinary customer experiences, and developing future leaders. Tom is a highly rated national speaker who has presented at the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Annual Conference on numerous occasions, and is a regular state and local presenter, national award winner, published writer, and university adjunct lecturer.

Tom has repeatedly been honored by his peers with awards at every level. In 2013, Tom received the NRPA Robert W. Crawford Young Professional Award, and in 2022 he received the New York State Recreation and Park Society (NYSRPS) Outstanding Service Award.

At Hilton-Parma, Tom is responsible for leading all operations of the parks and recreation department, as well many organization-wide initiatives with his team that is dedicated to improving quality of life for residents of Parma and surrounding communities. In addition to his experiences listed earlier, Tom has been actively involved in a myriad of roles within his local Genesee Valley Recreation and Parks Society, NYSRPS, and NRPA throughout his career, including service as a past NYSRPS President, and former NRPA Network Chair.

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