Michael Brantley, CPRP, Parks Division Manager

I chose to get involved with GRPA for a few reasons, with the first to be able to network with fellow professionals in my field. This has been very valuable to me over the years to have people throughout the state to discuss issues we are seeing and listen to how others are handling these issues. I also got involved to help increase the professionalism of the parks maintenance staff when it comes to maintaining the buildings and grounds in our parks, through certifications and training targeted at our maintenance crews. We all play key roles in the operation of our parks, without maintenance there are no places for programming and without programming there is no need for maintenance. We are only as strong as our weakest link and my goal is to increase the knowledge of our weakest link.