Applications Open for National Safe Boating Advisory Council
| July 17, 2017
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC), announced that they are soliciting applications for 2018 positions, although 2017 appointments remain undeclared. According to the Federal Register, NBSAC, which advises the Coast Guard (USCG) on recreational boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters, seeks to fill seven total vacancies. Applications must reach the USCG by August 29 to be considered for the following Council positions, opening on January 1, 2018:
  • Three representatives of State officials responsible for State boating safety programs;
  • Two representatives of recreational boat and associated equipment manufacturers; and
  • Two representatives of national recreational boating organizations or the general public.

NBSAC typically meets at least twice each year at a location selected by the Coast Guard. Each member serves for a term of three years and may be considered to serve a maximum of two consecutive full terms. Travel expenses are provided.

A completed application should include, desired membership category, a resume and cover letter expressing interest in the appointment, and be delivered to the USCG on or before August 29, 2017. Please contact NMMA's Nicole Vasilaros for a letter of recommendation at For more information on NBSAC applications, please contact Jeff Ludwig, US Coast Guard, at 202.372.1061 or


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