Want to Honor a Really Special Park Ranger?

The Florida Park Service Ranger Association is hosting the 2023 Park Ranger of the Year Awards, sponsored by Tyler Technologies. This is the 2nd year of the award that recognizes exceptional Florida Park Service employees who exemplify the Ranger First attitude: Service to the land and to the public who use the land and Service Above Self.  

Do you know a ranger who exemplifies that? Read on:

The Park Ranger of the Year eligible nominees include all Florida Park Service employees regardless of their official position title.

Nominations may be made online, at www.fpsra.org, until Feb. 5, 2023, Anyone may make a nomination of a Florida Park Service employee who was employed from Jan. 1, 2022, to Dec. 31, 2022. Self-nominations are not permitted.

Nominations must include the nominator’s name and email address, the employee’s name, position, years of FPS service, park/office, a 100-word description of the employee and this or her role at their park/office, a 250-word description as to why the nominee exemplifies the Ranger First attitude with specific examples that demonstrate Ranger First, and a 100-word statement from someone in the nominee’s supervisory chain attesting to the worthiness of the nominee.

That’s a lot of work, so save it for a really special ranger.