Towne Park Takes Top Honors at NPA 2017 National Valet Olympics
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Valet parking competition showcased skill, speed and professionalism
Washington, DC (October 5, 2017) — After two days of competition on October 4 and 5, the National Parking Association (NPA) crowned Towne Park's Twain Frazier as the nation's Best Valet. The team from Towne Park also came in first overall. The Annapolis-based valet company took home the Herb Citrin Trophy, named for the late "father of valet parking" and the founder/owner of Valet Parking Service.
LAZ Parking based in Hartford, Conn., was the second place team overall and in third place was Advanced Parking Concepts, Verona, N.J. Coming in fourth place was Aristocrat/Ambassador Valet, St. Louis, Mo. In addition to the skills competition, NPA Convention attendees participated in the Valet Olympics by voting for the valet team with the best uniform —won by LAZ Parking. Advanced Parking Concepts won team with the best attitude.
The National Valet Olympics is a skills competition representing valet teams from both the public and private sectors. This year's biennial competition showcased the professionalism and speed of front-line employees serving parkers throughout North America.
The 2017 National Valet Olympics was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Palm Springs, in conjunction with NPA's 2017 Convention & Expo. The teams competed in the Key Box Challenge, Luggage Load, Precision Parking and Valet Relay.
"Through the Olympic trials and the National Valet Olympics itself, competing teams built morale and instilled the spirit of friendly competition," said NPA President Christine Banning, CAE. "The Valet Olympics concluded with an award lunch, and competing companies shared best practices."
NPA's Valet Council, the Valet Olympics Committee and NPA's Convention Program Planning Committee presented the National Valet Olympics.
About NPA: Founded in 1951, the National Parking Association is the voice of the $28 billion parking industry that employs more than 143,000 individuals. NPA is the leading trade association for the parking industry in North America representing the interests of public and private parking sector leaders and professionals. NPA provides research, advocacy, professional development and credentialing to its members. To learn more, visit NPA at WeAreParking.org.