State Senator Scott Oelslager (R–North Canton) was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association in a ceremony last night.

“Our parks and recreation facilities promote an incredible standard of community involvement,” said Oelslager. “By providing our children and families with these places and opportunities, we foster healthier individuals and stronger communities.” 

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association President Woody Woodward thanked Oelslager for being a long-time supporter of parks and recreation issues, also noting that the Senator has been a strong advocate in the legislature for Clean Ohio funding.

In 2000, Senator Oelslager was one of the primary architects of the Clean Ohio program and has continued to work closely with the Stark County Park District, as well as the statewide association, to ensure sufficient funding.

Also awarded during the ceremony were two student scholarships as well as awards for Youth Sports Coach of the Year and Outstanding Citizen, among others.

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