Angela Summers, Recreation Services Manager for the City of Henderson was born and raised in Northern California and started her recreation profession as a lifeguard for the Greater Vallejo Recreation District. During her career, she has worked for recreation facilities in California, Hawaii, Japan and, most recently, in Nevada. In 2003, she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in recreation and leisure studies from California State University, Sacramento and she is currently finishing her master’s of science degree in recreation administration. In April 2008, Summers joined the City of Henderson’s Parks and Recreation Department and has brought an enormous amount of creativity and leadership to her department. With expertise in the areas of leadership, communication, management, internal and external customer service, Summers provides new perspectives and fresh ideas that promote growth and development within the parks and recreation industry. Since 2008, Summers has served as the Pacific Southwest Region Representative on the board of directors for the National Aquatic Branch (NAB), a branch of NRPA, as a President and Past President for the Nevada Recreation and Parks Society-Aquatic Committee and as the Swimming Lesson Committee Chair for the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition. She is currently serving as the President of the Nevada Recreation & Park Society. Summers has conducted various training sessions, at state and national levels, where she stresses the importance of professional networking, mentoring and community involvement to further enhance recreational programming, teamwork and superior customer service. As a professional speaker, leader, and mentor, Summers’ goal is to educate recreation professionals on the key elements needed to motivate, spark creativity and create positive working environments that promote leadership and produce future leaders. Her enthusiasm and passion for recreation and for teaching make her education sessions informative, inspirational and most importantly, fun!
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