Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center General Manager Named VRPS President

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Provided by Prince William County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Kat Fish, long-time DPRT employee and General Manager of Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center, has been named 2023 President of the Virginia Recreation & Park Society (VRPS). Kat has more than 20 years of experience as an aquatic professional in Prince William County. She began her career in recreation as a 15-year-old lifeguard. After graduating from college, she went on to teach high school history and coach the varsity dance team but returned to her passion of aquatics in 2010.

Thriving on strategic networking in the community, Kat has built relationships that benefit Parks & Recreation as well as experiences for residents and employees such as cross training with the Fire & Rescue Department and a partnership with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to employ candidates in the field of recreation.

Kat’s career has benefitted from being engaged in VRPS and she encourages to network and build relationships within the industry. Since becoming involved in VRPS, Kat has served as Co-Chair of the Leadership Training Institute Board, to Chair of the Northern Service Area. She currently serves on VRPS’ Board of Directors as the Vice President as well as a liaison to the Administrative Action Team and the Aquatics Resource Group. Kat cannot stress enough to get involved in VRPS; no role is too small or too large.

“I am eager to continue the work of those before me by leading the member-focused Society. Having members at the forefront of the planning and decision making has allowed VRPS to continue to strengthen its membership and development,” said Kat.

“We congratulate Kat on her election as President of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society. We’re so fortunate to have her representing DPRT and PWC at such a high level,” said Seth Hendler-Voss, Director of DPRT. “Kat exemplifies the importance of professional development and getting active in the industry to strengthen the profession.”

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