IAAPA Service Awards

The IAAPA Service Awards honor members who excel in performing services for the association and the industry and are dedicated to its well-being. Without the individuals like those we honor, we would not be where we are today—a thriving global industry, proud of its rich history, and excited about its future.

The online nomination form is now available. The form must be completed in full and contain sufficient information documenting the nominee’s contributions and achievements to determine the candidates’ eligibility and qualifications to be awarded a service award. When considering a nomination, please keep in mind that service awards are given in recognition of an individual’s service to the industry or to IAAPA.  Awards are not given in recognition of an individual’s personal commercial success.   

Lifetime Service Award:
The Lifetime Service Award is presented in recognition of a member individual’s consistent and long-term achievements serving IAAPA and the industry in excess of 20 years.

Outstanding Service Award:
The Outstanding Service Award is presented in recognition of a member individual that works to foster the spirit of goodwill, professionalism, and higher levels of performance within the industry regionally, nationally, or internationally. This award recognizes excellence in service to the industry, which benefits IAAPA members at large.

Meritorious Service Award:
The Meritorious Service Award is presented in recognition of a member individual's service to and for the association by advancing the IAAPA mission. “Our mission is to serve the membership by promoting safe operations, global development, professional growth, and commercial success of the amusement parks and attractions industry.” This award recognizes a member volunteer who has given their time and talent to IAAPA.


If you prefer, you may download and print the PDF of the nomination form, complete it, and mail it to IAAPA, Attn: 2013 Service Awards, 1448 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

If you have questions, contact Jan McCool at jmccool@IAAPA.org or +1 703/299-5747.

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