Thursday, February 9, 2023

IAAPA seeks nominations for annual Service Awards


The IAAPA Service Awards honor exceptional members who dedicate themselves to the attractions industry and IAAPA. Without these individuals, the industry would not be where it is today — thriving and global, excited about its future.

IAAPA has three service awards each with its own criteria. If you know anyone who exemplifies these qualities, nominate them by August 3, 2018.

Lifetime Service Award: IAAPA’s highest honor. Winners of this award have served IAAPA and the industry for over 20 years. IAAPA is looking for nominees with these characteristics:

Devoted her/his own time to both IAAPA and the attractions industry for more than 20 years

Held numerous volunteer positions with both IAAPA and other nonprofit organizations

A leader and visionary

Provides guidance and support to others

Passionate attractions professional

Outstanding Service Award: recognizes service to the attractions industry. Winners of this award are:

Subject matter experts; your “go-to” person when you need answers

Leaders who elevate and mentor others

Dedicated to the attractions profession

Committed to positive change to improve industry standards

Meritorious Service Award: recognizes dedicated IAAPA volunteers. IAAPA would not exist without its devoted members. This award is for those who:

Give their time and expertise to fellow IAAPA members

Enthusiasticly volunteer; past winners have typically held more than one volunteer position with IAAPA such as show ambassador, committee member/chair, presenter at events or webinars, authored articles/books to name a few. Past winners have also held volunteer positions with other nonprofit organizations

Coach and encourage others to improve the industry through volunteerism

Drive the success of IAAPA’s programs and initiatives

Support IAAPA’s mission to “serve the membership by promoting safe operations, global development, professional growth, and commercial success of the amusement parks and attractions industry”.

Send your completed nomination form to Karen Secker at [email protected].

Learn about all of IAAPA’s awards here.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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