Tina Royer, an eighteen year veteran in the aquatics industry, is the community services aquatics coordinator for the City of Tempe. She comes to the City of Tempe from the City of Scottsdale, where she served as recreation coordinator since 2006.
At the City of Scottsdale, Tina was responsible for organizing and planning recreation activities, including April Pools Day, Hawaiian Luau, Water Safety Day and Critical Incident Training. Tina used her leadership and teamwork skills to collaborate with neighboring parks and community centers as well as the local Boys and Girls Club. While at the City of Mesa, Tina advanced to increasingly responsible positions, culminating in her role as recreation programmer for the city’s aquatics program.
The City of Scottsdale awarded Tina the City Manager Award in 2009 for her efforts in aquatic planning and innovation. She gained national distinction with her 2012 award from the magazine, Aquatics International: Best of Aquatics, for managing the City of Scottsdale aquatics program. Royer has previously received the Outstanding Recreation Professional and Outstanding Service as Vice Chair Sports and Aquatics Awards from the APRA.
Royer is an active member locally and nationally with aquatic and recreation professional organizations, including the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona (DPCA), Arizona Parks and Recreation Association (APRA), and National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA). Additionally, she is a board member with the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona and serves as chair of sports and aquatics for the APRA.