On Wednesday, September 29, Catamount was given the award in the organization/agency category by the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association at the Annual Vermont Governor’s Conference on Recreation. We are honored and thank longtime Board member Mark Berry (a former winner of the award in the professional category himself) for his generous nomination.
The Theresa S. Brungardt Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association. This award was established in 1975 to recognize recreation pioneer, Theresa S. Brungardt. Mrs. Brungardt was Vermont’s first state Director of Recreation and she traveled tirelessly throughout Vermont to help communities with their recreation programs. Mrs. Brungardt was nationally recognized for her expertise and in 1952 was elected the first female president of the American Recreation Society. In 1977 she was inducted into the NRPA Hall of Fame.