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High honor for Elgin’s Parks & Rec savant

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Elizabeth Marzec with her new trophy, in front of the center’s pollinator garden that she helped develop. Photo by Niko DemetriouOne of the many critters that now reside in an Elgin garden, thanks to Marzec. Photo courtesy Elizabeth Marzec

After only a five-year campaign as program manager for Elgin’s Parks and Recreation Department, earning over $564,000 in grant funds, Elizabeth Marzec took home the title of Parks Professional of the Year for the central region of Texas. The Texas Recreation and Parks Society recognizes a professional every year who has made an outstanding contribution to their department, community and the profession.The honor is typically awarded to workers who have been in the profession for several decades and is comparable to a lifetime achievement award in this particular workspace, according to Marzec. The competing central region includes bigger cities like ...

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