Chris Dropinski is a Certified Parks and Recreation Executive who has 24 years of Parks and Recreation administration and management and over 30 years in the field to support her current consulting role. Her passion for teaching and moving the field forward has led to many successful master planning and feasibility projects across the country. She served as Director of the City of Boulder, Colorado, Parks and Recreation Department for over a decade, providing leadership for the development and provision of parks,
open space, trails and recreation services. Chris has a unique and respected approach toward addressing such challenging areas as policy development, organizational development, strategic management, revenue philosophy in the public setting, building relationships with alternative providers, partnership building, cost benefit analysis, developing board/staff relationships, and establishing an effective public engagement process. Chris is a well known speaker at the local, state, and national level on many of these topics.
Management Consulting in Parks, Recreation, and Sports since 1995
• GreenPlay LLC, Co-Owner and Senior Principal: 2001 - present
• City of Boulder Parks and Recreation, Colorado, Director: 1990-2001
• Foothills Park and Recreation District, Colorado, Assistant Director: 1981-1990
• South Suburban Recreation and Park District, Colorado, Supervisor: 1977-1981