2018 SERVICE TO THE CITIZEN AWARD WINNERS

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

YOURPASSNOW

2018 SERVICE TO THE CITIZEN AWARD WINNERS

CHRISTINE WILLIAMSON

FEE PROGRAM MANAGER

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

YourPassNow provides an alternative to the traditional paper-based, in-person purchase method of park passes and as of December 2017, any NPS property can use YourPassNow to offer digital park entrance passes.  Additionally, YourPassNow has grown to offer land access permits to U.S. Forest Service (USFS) locations, as well as America the Beautiful Senior Pass.

 

Using a personal device, park entrance passes and land access permits can be conveniently purchased anywhere, anytime from yourpassnow.com, but convenience is just one of the many benefits offered by YourPassNow.  Benefits include:

 

  • For agencies that manage public lands, YourPassNow serves as a valuable new way to collect the revenues needed to maintain our nation’s natural and historic landmarks.

  • YourPassNow helps promote understanding about how fees are used to protect our most treasured outdoor spaces.

  • YourPassNow allows public lands to actively detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse through a built-in pass and permit validation feature that requires no internet connection to use.  

  • YourPassNow alleviates the need for rangers, foresters, and the men and women working on public lands to carry cash, enhancing their safety while in the field.

  • YourPassNow offers automated and real-time ID check, eliminating the need to provide documents to certify age when purchasing an annual or lifetime america the beautiful senior pass.

The National Park Service within the Department of Interior oversees America’s federal lands which represent some of our country’s most impressive and inspiring outdoor places.  The fees visitors pay to access these national treasures are used to fund critical projects that improve visitor services and protect natural and cultural resources within the lands.  As the Fee Program Manager for the NPS, Chris Williamson helped ensure federal lands are preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.

 

When the NPS undertook an initiative to make park entrance passes available for purchase online in late 2015, Chris and her team were essential to the selection of a digital solution that would meet the rising expectations of visitors to America’s public lands.  Under Chris’ leadership, what began as a small pilot program tested at three national parks in early 2016 has evolved into a solution for digital park entrance passes available for use by any NPS united called YourPassNow.

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