Mark Zanmiller, past board member of the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District, has received the Voluntary Service Award from the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association.
The award was presented last week at ORPA Annual Conference held in Welches. This award honors significant contributions to parks and recreation in Oregon by a volunteer.
Zanmiller received this award because of his 16 years of service as a member of the Parks District Board. He served as secretary and helped to make the district financially stable; spearheaded three different master plans; worked to create the methodology for the system development charges; and led the process for development of the district’s new logo.
Zanmiller was seen as a great collaborator, problem solver and creative individual. He opted to give up his seat on the Park District Board when he took on his new role as Hood River City councilman in 2013.