The New Jersey Recreation and Park Association awarded the Michael B. Berman Award for Administrative Excellence to Wendy Moyle, assistant deputy director of the Ocean City Community Services Department, on Feb. 26 at the NJRPA Annual Awards banquet in Atlantic City.
Moyle has been a valued member of the Ocean City Recreation Department for her entire career, according to a press release announcing the award.
As the 2019 award winner, Moyle’s dedication can be summed up through a career filled with success on the regional, state and national levels.
Moyle, who holds her degrees from Rutgers University, not only promotes a healthy lifestyle through her leadership in the Ocean City Recreation Department, but she lives the philosophy as well, the release said.
She has excelled in sports her entire life in both volleyball and basketball. She is also a tri-athlete and marathon runner.
The Ocean City resident worked her way up through the ranks at Ocean City Recreation to the position of Recreation Manager.
In addition to managing leisure services, she is a vital part of the city’s overall health and wellness initiatives and supervises the Fitness Center, Community Center, Ocean City Waterfront Park & Marina and Interpretive Centers.
Most recently, Moyle was involved in the $15 million expansion and renovation of the Ocean City Community Center.
Her commitment to fitness has also served the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association well. She has served in the following capacities: NRPA Fitness Coalitions Liaison Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; Treasurer of Cape May County Council on Physical Fitness & Sports; and the Commissioner of the Garden State Empire Volleyball Association.
Her commitment to the NJPRA has included both elected and volunteer positions. She has served as the NJRPA Member-At-Large Representative, NJRPA Vice President, NJRPA Secretary, Chairperson, District 5, Vice Chair, District 5, and Secretary, District 5. She also served on the NJRPA Executive Committee, Long Range Planning Committee, Awards Committee, Annual Conference Committee, State & National Issues Committee and the Nominations Committee.
The New Jersey Recreation and Park Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting parks and recreation; enhancing the professional development of its members; advocating sound policy and stewardship related to parks, recreation, resource management, and leisure services; and increasing awareness of the value of play and preservation of the environment to interested citizens and the public.