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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 Issues in North America

Ride Safety Regulation
School Calendar
Predictive Scheduling

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

Randy Davis, Senior Vice President, Safety and Advocacy Services +1 703/299-5753

Randy Davis

Senior Vice President, Safety and Advocacy Services
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Erika Scheffer, Director, State Advocacy

Erika Scheffer

Director, State Advocacy
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Ausitn Gold, Senior Manager - Advocacy

Austin Gold

Senior Manager, Advocacy
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Melissa Teates, Director, Industry Research and Analysis

Melissa Teates

Director, Industry Research and Analysis
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Roxanne Pope, Executive Affairs and DC Office Manager

Roxanne Pope

Executive Affairs and DC Office Manager
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Contact our Government Relations Office
1448 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314
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