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Here is your chance to help make a difference for the whole waterpark industry. WWA Committees are small groups of waterpark professionals who are committed to improving the industry as a whole. Below are the following established Committees. To connect with a committee leader or ask the committee a question, click on the links provided:

Canadian Waterpark Committee Provides support for Canadian waterpark operators
Chair: Alon Shatil, Wally World at East Park
Vice Chair: Sylvain Lauzon, Calypso Water Park
Secretary: Ori Ovics, Fallsview Indoor Waterpark 

Education Committee Focuses on designing, improving and expanding the educational programs offered by the WWA.
Chair: Chris Landgrave, Deep River Waterpark LinkedIn 
Vice Chair: Sasha Mateer, Deep River Waterpark
Secretary: Andrew Chafatelli, SplashDown Beach

Government Relations Committee Monitors and reports about legislative and regulatory issues that affect the operation of waterparks in the U.S. market
Chair: Dale McFarland, KeyLime Cove Water Resort
Vice Chair: Rick Fuller, Hyland Hills Water World
Secretary: Nicole Van Winkle, RivCo Parks

International Committee Provides support for operators outside of the U.S.
Chair: Roger Currie, Neuman Aqua Ltd.

Marketing & Communications Committee  Provides marketing and education support for waterpark members.
Chair: Tom Bergman, BERGMAN Communications/mmoinc. 
Vice Chair: Joann Cortez, Hyland Hills Water World
Secretary: Stephanie Hee, NRH20 Family Water Park

Public Sector Committee Focuses on support for public sector operators.
Chair: Jessica Steinberg, Rockford Park District
Vice Chair: Eric Dombrowski, City of Palmdale
Secretary: Zack McIntyre, Magic Waters Waterpark

Safety Committee  Provides information and updates on issues related to safety.
Chair: Mike Fijas, Vana Nava Waterpark
Vice Chair: George Deines, Swim & Surf, City of Garland
Secretary: Murphy Neenan, SAI

Technology & Innovations Committee  Provides direction to the WWA on how technology may be used to improve member relations, as well as report on new technologies important to the industry.
Chair: Chris Swartz, Wild Wadi
Vice Chair: Bryan Kendzierski, Deep River Waterpark
Secretary: Cheryl Salazar, The Cove Waterpark

Waterpark Resort Committee - This committee focuses on support for indoor and outdoor waterpark resort and hotel operators. 
Chair: Kristie Moses, CoCo Key Water Resort
Vice Chair: Blake Ford, Blue Harbor Resort
Secretary: Kari Tjader, CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort