Alumni Author "Coping and Recovering from the Great Recession"

Greg Weitzel, '97 - Director of Parks and Recreation, Allentown, PA, and faculty member Dr. Andrew Mowen '92, '99 - co-authored an article for Parks & Recreation, a magazine published by the National Recreation and Park Association.

The article titled, “Coping and Recovering from the Great Recession,” explains how today's agencies are facing levels of financial crisis not experienced since the Great Depression. The article outlines three strategies for doing more with less. Strategies include (1) creating a strong volunteer and contractual services reserve program using friend organizations, retired employees, and local businesses; (2) increasing financial resources by pursuing an expanded menu of revenue sources; and (3) reducing expenditures and operational costs. The full article can be read here: