Arva Moore Parks

Title: Author, Historian
Company: Arva Parks & Company
Location: Miami, FL United States

 
 
 
 
 

Affiliations/Associations/Societies:

  • Baptist Health Systems of Miami, Inc. (1992-2008)
  • Bi-Racial Tri-Ethnic Advisory Board, Miami (1984-1999)
  • Bok Sanctuary Board (2005-2010)
  • City of Coral Gables Museum Board (2005)
  • City of Miami Planning Advisory Board (chair, 2005-2009)
  • Dade Foundation (1997-2004)
  • Dade Heritage Trust, Miami (2016) (community advisory board, 1988-1997)
  • Drs. Hospital Board (2004-2008)
  • Florida International Women’s Forum (president, 2003-2005)
  • Governor’s Mansion Commission (chair, 1979-1983)
  • International Women’s Forum (board directors Florida chapter, 2005-2009) (president Florida chapter, 2003-2005) (foundation board member, 2001-05)
  • Louis Wolfson Media History Center, Miami (board of directors, 1985-1990)
  • Miami Today (board member, 2013)
  • Miami-Dade College (trustee, 1984-1990)
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation (board of directors, 1984-1993) (chairman, 1990-1991) (Federal Advisory Council for Historic Preservation, 1995-2003)
  • New World School of Arts, Miami (executive committee, 1986-1990)
  • Orange Bowl Committee (1989)
  • Pennsylvania Trust for Historic Preservation (2013)
  • University Florida St. Augustine Board (2013)
  • University of Miami (trustee, 1994)
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust Inc. (chairman, 1998-2004)
  • Zeta Phi Beta, Junior League

Achievements:

  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2018)
  • Alumni Hall of Fame, Miami Dade County Public Schools (2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2007-2015)
  • Florida Book Award, Nonfiction (2015)
  • Distinguished Florida Author Award, Florida House (2014)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2011, 2001-2002, 1991-1998)
  • Recipient, Finer Womanhood Community Fellowship Award, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (2011)
  • Honoree, Historian of the Year, Miami Woman’s Club (2009)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2009, 2008, 1999)
  • Recipient, Rosiland R. Luduig Chairman Award, The American National Red Cross (2009)
  • Recipient, Historic President Carl Weinhard Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)
  • Recipient, George Merrick Spirit of Excellence Award, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce (2008)
  • Honoree, Carolina O. Rossetter Outstanding Woman in Florida History Award, The Florida Historical Society (2008)
  • Recipient, Julia Tuttle Award, Commission on the Status of Women, City of Miami (2006)
  • Recipient, Olympian Award, Olympia Theater at Gusman Center (2006)
  • Recipient, Henriette Harris Award, Dade Heritage Trust (2004)
  • Recipient, Joseph R. Narot Community Service Award (2003)
  • Recipient, Edward T. Foote Alumnae of Distinction Award, University of Miami (2002)
  • Recipient, Theodore Gibson Unity Award (1999)
  • Recipient, Spirit of Excellence Award , Miami Herald (1999)
  • Recipient, Vizcayans Cultural Millennium Award (1999)
  • Honoree, Alumni Women of Distinction, University of Florida (1997)
  • Recipient, Tebeau Prize, Florida Historical Society for American Crossroad (1997)
  • Recipient, Woman of Distinction Award, Girl Scouts of America (1996)
  • Recipient, Women of Impact Award, Community Coalition for Women’s History (1996)
  • Recipient, Community Star Award, Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami (1996)
  • Inductee, Women’s Hall Fame, City of Miami (1996)
  • Recipient, Historic Preservation Award, American Institute of Architects (1993)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Women of History Award, Cuban-American Women’s Club (1992)
  • Recipient, Women Helping Women Award, Soroptimist International of the Americas (1992)
  • Honoree, Women Who Made a Difference, YWCA (1988)
  • Recipient, American History Award, Daughters of the American Revolution (1987)
  • Inductee, Women’s Hall of Fame, State of Florida (1986)
  • Inductee, Alumni Hall of Fame, Dade County Public Schools (1985)
  • Recipient, Pathfinder’s Award, Women’s Committee of 100 (1985)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Citizen Award, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce (1983)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Preservationist Award, Dade Heritage Trust (1983)
  • Recipient, Good Faith Award, The Black Archives and Research Foundation of Southern Florida (1981)
  • Recipient, Museum of Science Award

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