NASBLA releases its 2020 Annual Report
The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), a national nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety, has released its 2020 Annual Report. The report covers a wide range of achievements by NASBLA and its members, stemming from NASBLA policy committees, grant projects, annual events, national awards and more. NASBLA represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories.
“Like our member agencies and other able partners in boating safety and maritime security nationwide, NASBLA pressed on in the face of the challenges we confronted this year,” said NASBLA Chief Executive Officer John Johnson. “I am pleased to present a synopsis of the initiatives that NASBLA undertook and the objectives we accomplished in this annual report.”
Throughout the year NASBLA faced many challenges due to COIVD-19 restrictions, including the postponement of numerous Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program courses, converting annual in-person events into engaging virtual events, as well as moving into a new office building in the midst of the pandemic. Despite these challenges, NASBLA was able to continue to provide professional development, resources and insights to its members throughout the year.
Some of the top accomplishments highlighted in this report include launching the Certified Recreational Boating Professional (CRBP) Program, issuing the NASBLA Emergency COVID-19 Virtual Classroom and Testing Authorization for boater education, partnering with Louisiana State University’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education to produce a video for officer safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between NABSLA, the U. S. Coast Guard, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC).
Overall, the Annual Report features an overview of the association’s key programs, campaigns and capabilities and how these reflect the association’s strategic goals. There are summaries of of ongoing efforts such as Operation Dry Water (ODW), the BOAT Program, the National Education Standards Panel and much more.
2020 NASBLA Annual Report
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