- Steve Anthony, Coeur d’Alene recreation director
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Two HPERD Alumni Honored for Parks and Recreation Dedication
Receiving the highest honor from his peers would have been enough for alumnus Lynn Moss, ’75, ’86. But the Idaho Recreation and Park Association’s Dr. Leon Greene Award he received is named after Moss’s college mentor – an added bonus.
“Receiving an award with Doc Greene’s name on it really means a lot to me,” says Moss. “He was always a gentleman and a mentor to students; there was no bigger Vandal supporter. It’s a great honor.”
Moss, Lewiston Parks and Recreation director, was honored at the Idaho Recreation and Park Association Tri-State, Parks and Trails Conference with alumnus Coeur d’Alene recreation director Steve Anthony, ’74, ’93 with the individual merit award for his work with the city’s arts commission.
“It’s very gratifying to be nominated by my peers and to be recognized for the work that I do,” says Anthony. “I’m never too old for new challenges.”
Anthony’s challenge was creating a four-by-four poster map of art pieces in the community that also serves as a master plan, which will be updated every five years.
When he became liaison to the arts commission, Anthony began working on a master plan for the commission and the numerous pieces of art highlighted around the city. Since he has become liaison, the city has added 15 major art pieces. To highlight those efforts and artwork, he decided to turn it into a poster rather than a document that would sit in a drawer for the next five years.
“The public has a lot of input about what and where we install our art in Coeur d’Alene, so the master plan should be accessible to them,” says Anthony.
For 35 years, Anthony has been working for the CDA’s recreation department, crediting the community and his excellent foundation he received at the University of Idaho. He credits the College of Education's recreation program with affording him not just a good base, but an extended network of Vandals across the state with whom to work.
“We form a close bond, and Idaho prepared us well,” says Anthony.
That network extends to Moss. With 32 years under his belt in Lewiston, he has been an integral part of developing the parks system over the last 15 years and served on the IPRA board vice president, treasurer, secretary and general member.
Recently, he has helped facilitate the purchase of 310 acres in Lewiston with the Lewiston School District and Lewis and Clark State College to preserve undeveloped land. The city’s portion will be developed into recreation areas.
He has also worked on several projects along the Snake River and with the Idaho Department of Transportation on natural beauty enhancements to increase park and recreation opportunities for residents and visitors. He also helps orchestrate the light festival during the holiday season.
“It’s been a lot of fun,” says Moss. “We’ve had some great projects for the city and area. Some were more time intensive than others, but all worth it.”
Moss adds it is only with the support of his family, staff and elected city officials that he has been able to succeed.