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officiating, parental involvement and sportsmanship.

Additionally, Idris was the program chair for the 20...
Idris Jassim Al-Oboudi ادريس جاسم العبوديAward In 2005 From The Cprs And Report Of It
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Idris Jassim Al-Oboudi
ادريس جاسم العبودي
ialiraqi@hotmail.com
ialoboudi@citymb.info



Idris is a nationally recognized Recreation and Parks professional and public speaker. A Highly motivating, energetic, passionate leader with vision and a pragmatic approach to recreation issues and needs, has been working in the field of Recreation for the Past 28 years. He is currently the Manager of Parks and Recreation for the City of Manhattan Beach California. Idris is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and State / National and International notoriety and acclaim.

In February, 2008 Idris, received the Professional Distinguished Service Award. This is the highest award bestowed by the NRPA Pacific Southwest Regional Council. It recognizes professionals in the Region who have consistently given outstanding service to the park, recreation and conservation movement on the State, National and in the case of Mr. Al-Oboudi the international level. He also received the 2007 NRPA’s Program Excellence Award for Special Event.

In February, 2008 Idris, received Los Angeles County Special Commendation Award form forth District Supervisor Mr. Don Knabe. This Commendation is in recognition of dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all the citizens of Los Angeles County California.

In March- 2006 Idris received The California Park & Recreation Society’s (CPRS Over 4000 in Membership) highest Award and Citation that recognizes outstanding contributions to CPRS and the parks, recreation, and/or human serves profession. This award also recognizes his contributions that significantly affect the parks & recreation profession on a regional, sectional, state & national level. Idris was honored for his contributions to the profession and commitment to the Creating Community VIP Action Plan. Both in 2005 and 2006 Idris received the California Parks and Recreation Society’s President’s Award for outstanding Leadership and dedicated service to the parks and recreation profession in California.

In 2004 Al-Oboudi was the first Chair of California Parks and Recreation Society’s Youth Sports and Fitness Task Force (Initiative) in charge of providing modality, revamping and re-directing the youth sports experience in California municipalities and organizations. This Plan was rolled out in fall 2005 and is being implemented state and nation wide starting in spring 2006. Mr. Al-Oboudi was in the lead as a creator and organizer of the Rally in support of Youth Sports and Fitness at the California State Capital on March-8-2007 during the CPRS annual Conference.

Mr. Al-Oboudi is a 25 year member of the CPRS & a long time member of the NRPA. He has served the CPRS membership in many areas, he was the Education Program Chair of the 2008, CPRS Conference, and served in the same capacity in 2004. He has been and Advisor for the CPRS Director of Education for the CPRS CONF 2003-2005& 2006. He was elected as Southern CA CPRS Administrators Section representative serving from 2003 to 2005.

Mr. Al-Oboudi is a frequent contributor to leadership workshops and meetings on recreation issues in Local Collages, Universities, and California Cities, community organizations, CPRS, NRPA and nation wide organizations. Mr. Al-Oboudi Developed a proto type frame work for Vision Insight Planning and Programming (Purpose Driven Programming). This tool was further developed and adopted in Programming for Community and youth recreation, cultural and social activities (Purpose Driven Programming) for the Islamic Community in the USA and the World. This is the First Vision Insight Planning programming tool developed for Muslim Organizations world wide. This ground braking work is a prelude to a comprehensive Initiative Mr. Al-Oboudi is Envisioning, Espousing and Creating, for the Muslim Community in the USA.

A 25 year resident of the Cal

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Idris Jassim Al-Oboudi ادريس جاسم العبوديAward In 2005 From The Cprs And Report Of It

  1. 1. Agenda Item #: Staff Report City of Manhattan Beach TO: Honorable Mayor Fahey and Members of the City Council THROUGH: Geoff Dolan, City Manager FROM: Richard Gill, Director of Parks and Recreation DATE: April 19, 2005 SUBJECT: Presentation of Commendation to Parks and Recreation Services Manager Idris Al- Oboudi for Receiving the 2004 California Parks and Recreation Society Presidential Award RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends that the City Council present a commendation to Parks and Recreation Services Manager Idris Al-Oboudi for receiving the 2004 California Parks and Recreation Society’s Presidential Award. FISCAL IMPLICATION: There is no fiscal impact associated with this commendation. BACKGROUND: Each year, the President of the California Parks and Recreation Society’s Board of Directors selects one individual in the profession who most exemplifies outstanding leadership and dedicated service in the profession to receive the President’s award. This year, Mr. Idris Al-Oboudi, Recreation Services Manager for the City of Manhattan Beach, was chosen for the award. DISCUSSION: Mr. Al-Oboudi has worked for the City of Manhattan Beach for over 19 years. He joined the City after the passage of the State Proposition 13 which reduced property taxes and negatively impacted recreational and community services. At that time, Idris was credited with designing and implementing a wide variety of events and classes that became cost covering for the City and he was one of the first in the profession who realized the importance of thinking like an entrepreneur for certain recreation classes and programs. During the past 19 years, Idris’ responsibilities included almost all aspects of recreation, including aquatics, teen and playground programming, senior activities, tennis, cultural arts and a variety of special events. In 2004, Idris worked with the C.P.R.S. Youth Sports and Fitness Task Force to develop a model youth sports program for the state, utilizing values, vision and the mission of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (N.A.Y.S.). N.A.Y.S. is a national organization working with state/municipal recreation agencies across the country to develop standards for youth sports, including coaching,
  2. 2. Agenda Item #: officiating, parental involvement and sportsmanship. Additionally, Idris was the program chair for the 2004 C.P.R.S. conference. His main responsibility was to program over 200 workshops/classes for all the members of the profession. Idris received the highest survey marks ever from his peers in the profession for the excellent job he did developing and implementing the conference program. Idris is also credited with being one of the leading ambassadors in the state, implementing the C.P.R.S. V.I.P Action Plan, which includes the vision to “Create Community and Quality of Life through People, Parks and Programs.” Idris is known here in Manhattan Beach, as well as C.P.R.S., as a professional who truly believes in the benefits of Parks and Recreation and is committed to providing the leadership and dedicated service to improving the profession as well as the services provided the community. Page 2

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