Al Turner Commitment to Excellence Award

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Awarded to individuals, parks or organizations that have through their consistent business and professional excellence provided leadership and/or fostered a sense of community in the World Waterpark Association membership. Find information on the nominations process and timing: More Info

Current Honorees

Below are the 2017 Award recipients.  Click the More info button to download a PDF with more details about each recipient. 

Jim Basala 

Deep River Waterpark 
Crown Point, Indiana, USA

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Joann Cortéz

Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District  
Federal Heights, Colorado, USA

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Gary Slade

Amusement Today, Inc
Arlington, Texas, USA
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Prior Years' Honorees

Find the list of previous award winners from 1992 to 2017 in a downloadable PDF format. This award, previously known as the Commitment to Excellence Award, was named in 2001 in honor of Al Turner who passed away that year.