Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association Park Section Announces 2014 Award Winners including:
Matthew Collins, Unit Coordinator
Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture
Matt worked to develop a pilot program that offers underprivileged youth an opportunity to experience career options within the Milwaukee County Parks system. This partnership with the Milwaukee Job Corps, a federally funded campus offered to financially underprivileged youth seeking to obtain experience with a skilled trade after graduating high school. This program has not only provided opportunity and experience for the participants, it has provided Milwaukee County with park services in a non-costly manner.
This past summer, Milwaukee Job Corps workers installed the lion’s share of the new fencing in Grant Park along the top edge of the seven bridges ravine.
Please join the Friends of Grant Park in congratulating Matt, the 2014 Park Section Outstanding Young Professional of the Year.