Each year the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association (TRPA) recognizes one or more persons with the Fellow Award. This is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Parks and Recreation Profession.
Our guest today is Michael Gorham, the 2023 TPRA Fellow. Mike served as President of TRPA in 2001-2002, at which time he was Parks and Recreation Director for Portland, Tennessee. Mike is a graduate of the UT Martin Parks and Natural Resources program and attained his Masters Degree in Recreation Administration from Western Kentucky University.
We have a conversation about Mikes widely varied career which included service in both municipal recreation and also military recreation.
Mike retired in 2019 as Chief of the Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Division at Fort Campbell.