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North America Public Affairs

Make a Difference in Your Community

IAAPA leaders work actively to make a positive influence on legislation that impacts the attractions industry. By lobbying Congress, contributing to the IAAPA Political Action Committee, or reaching out to local officials, members all over the region are making a difference. Learn more about IAAPA’s public affairs initiatives and services.

Top Topics in North America

Ride Safety Regulation
IAAPA Public Affairs Conference
Predictive Scheduling
COVID-19 | North American Resources
School Calendar

On Capitol Hill and In the Statehouse

IAAPA North America Public Affairs tackles issues of national and local significance.

U.S. Federal Government Relations

IAAPA is the leading advocate for the attractions industry to the U.S. federal government. In 2019, the association’s federal priority policy issues include:

  • J-1 Visa Summer Work Travel Program
  • Accessibility in compliance with the
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Drones
  • Ride safety

U.S. State Government Relations

IAAPA plays an active role in the policy-making process in statehouses across the country by serving as a credible source of information on complex issues that impact the attractions industry. These issues include:

  • Animals in Professional Care
  • Meal and Rest Breaks
  • School Calendar
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Sales Tax and Excise Tax
  • Predictive Scheduling
  • Ban the Box
  • Drones
  • Living Wage and Minimum Wage
  • Ride Safety

Safety and Advocacy Services Team

Keith Stephenson

Keith Stephenson

Director, Public Affairs
Zachary Stokes

Zachary Stokes

Manager, Public Affairs