The Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department was named the best Parks and Recreation Department in the state during an awards ceremony Wednesday, with WHOP Radio and County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble also receiving awards.
The Kentucky Recreation and Parks Society awarded Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation the Best Department Award in the Class Two category, which is determined by size, and the award recognizes a department that as demonstrated outstanding contributions in leisure services and demonstrated outstanding achievement in one or more areas.
Superintendent Tab Brockman says, “I have the best team in the world — a group of individuals who come together to work tirelessly for this community. We always say that Parks and Rec works so the Hopkinsville and Christian County community can play. That happens because we take pride in our jobs and making a difference in the lives of our residents.”
Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble was surprised when he was presented with the Outstanding Public Official award. He was given the recognition for exhibiting leadership skills, communicating parks and recreation benefits, setting the direction for innovative ideas and advocating for the KRPS mission of advancing parks.
WHOP’s Program Director Jeff Sisk and General Sales Manager Traci Mason accepted the Communication Award and behalf of the WHOP Family of Stations. The honor is presented to a media agency that provides outstanding articles, programs and coverage in the field of parks and recreation.
Brockman says, “Mike Chadwell and his team at the radio station are critical to our operation, especially when it comes to going above and beyond to inform citizens of all the parks and recreation opportunities in our community. This award is beyond deserved for WHOP.”