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Valley-Wide's Keri Price wins statewide award

Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District’s Recreation Supervisor Keri Price has been honored as Outstanding District Employee by the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts. She was recognized during the 2024 CARPD annual conference on May 23 in Sonoma.

Outstanding District Employee is awarded to any employee whose significant contributions have gone above and beyond in service of their district.

Price has been an outstanding employee for almost 17 years. She built her career at Valley-Wide rising through the ranks from a part-time instructor to a recreation supervisor.  She is chair of the Oldlympics, a series of competitions for seniors and a key member of the District’s Event and Holiday Committee, planning activities to celebrate Easter, Halloween and Christmas and other occasions, which attract thousands of visitors to facilities across Valley-Wide’s 800-square-mile district.

She keeps a cheery disposition and is great working with the public and helping to find solutions when issues arrive. She is a valuable resource to her fellow supervisors and is always ready to volunteer and lend a hand in every aspect of the District. She never hesitates to go above and beyond to improve the District’s facilities and programs.

Price was hired in September 2007 as a part-time instructor. The next summer, she started working at the Aquatic Center, and worked both positions part time until she became the lead supervisor for the San Jacinto P.A.L. program. She then became Recreation Supervisor at Valle Vista Community Center.

She not only programs activities for the District’s oldest participants through the Oldlympics, but Price also works with our youngest as the co-leader of the Mom and Me program for preschool-aged children.

Price has a degree in child development psychology and wanted to be a teacher before falling in love with Recreation and Parks … and Valley-Wide.

“The CARPD Awards of Distinction are among the highest recognitions our agency can receive and the award for Keri is well deserved,” Valley-Wide General Manager Dean Wetter said. “She is an invaluable leader in the District and more importantly, she is the ultimate team player by providing a lending hand to serve the community.”

The California Association of Recreation and Park Districts represents special recreation and park districts throughout California. CARPD has been dedicated to improving the quality and efficiency of recreation and park districts. The California Association of Recreation and Park Districts advocates for and provides park districts with the support needed to fulfill their role as providers of quality programs and facilities to their local communities.  Learn more at


A person holding an award plaque in front of a banner for the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts (CARPD).