EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) recognized the City of El Monte as the 2017 Award of Excellence recipient for the City’s Fall programming brochure “Capture the Spirit.”

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The CPRS awards recognize cities, agencies, universities and companies for outstanding achievement in the areas of park planning, marketing, communications and community improvement. The City was recognized under the marketing and communications campaign category. CPRS evaluates entries based on the completion of four areas: challenge, resourcefulness, execution, accomplishment and mission.

“It a true honor to be recognized by the California Park and Recreation Society for our efforts to connect our community to programs that enrich lives,” said El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero. “On behalf of the City Council, I thank the El Monte City staff for their vision and execution of a captivating brochure.”

The City’s Fall programming brochure centered around the concept of making memories in El Monte. The front cover of the brochure displays a vintage background with Fall colored leaves and Polaroid photographs.

CPRS is a membership organization with 3,600 members representing the 535 local parks and recreation agencies throughout the state. The mission of CPRS is to advance the profession and its members through education, networking, resources, and advocacy.

The City of El Monte, located in Southern California, is committed to improving the quality of life for its citizens and strives to provide its community personalized service, uncompromising commitment, and individualized accountability. For information on the City of El Monte, please call 626-580-2001 or visit