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A Hot Time for Change - PerfectMind at APRA2016

The desert isn’t the only terrain heating up this summer: we are witnessing the parks and recreation industry undergoing major shifts and changes with evolving software and new technological integrations in everyday operations on all levels.


In palm tree lined streets and consistent 40°+ C weather, PerfectMind attended APRA’s 66th Annual APRA Conference and Expo last week. The Arizona Parks and Recreation Association held their 3-day conference in Litchfield Park, Arizona, situated approximately an hour drive west of Phoenix.


The event brought those in parks, recreation, conservation, and open space professionals together, many of them transitioning in their respective management software. Using Attendify to keep attendants connected, APRA provided access to their itinerary on all smartphone, tablets, and desktops. The integration was a great way to ensure no events were missed and all updates were sent via push notification directly to each attendant.




Saeid Safarmehdi, Enterprise Sales Executive, connected with delegates from over 40 organizations at the intimate conference and was happy to see new and familiar faces. He was fortunate enough to connect with two of our recent Arizona clients, The City of Peoria and Green Valley Recreation, in an enthusiastic atmosphere.


Golf lovers enjoyed a tournament at historic Wigwam Golf Course that boasts three 18-hole courses and those less interested in the outdoors, and scorching sun, participated in a casino social held at Wigwam’s Mohave ballrooms transformed into a mini Las Vegas full with poker, games and cocktails.





We’re delighted to announce our prize draw winners: Nick Scala, Assistant Recreation Manager of the Town of Oro Valley is the lucky winner of an Apple TV!



Kelly Cheeseman, Recreation Program Manager, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation took home a new FitBit One donation prize. Congratulations to you both! We hope you enjoy your new gadgets and they make every day that much better.


Many thanks to APRA and their teams for hosting a great event and we're looking forward to the next one!


Learn more about how PerfectMind parks and recreation management software can help your organization connect and grow your community.


Flory Huang
Flory Huang

Flory Huang is the Communications Specialist and media contact for PerfectMind. She brings a diverse set of content creation, branding, and design experience. She completed her BA in User Experience Design with a Minor in Communications and is also a BCRPA Personal Trainer.

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