Proposed Updates to NASBLA’s Education Policy For Boating Safety Education Courses
The Education Committee has been working on updates to the NASBLA Policy Sections 8, 9, and 10 for Boating Safety Education Courses. With the adoption of the American National Standards in the CORE, plus format, in June of 2022, the existing policies became outdated.This session reviews the details of the proposed policy that were adopted at the NASBLA the Business Meeting on Friday, September 30, 2022. If your state approves boating safety courses or you are a course provider, this session will provide you with the details of the new and improved NASBLA policies for boating safety education courses.
Boating Law Administrator
Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
Stacey Brown has worked for the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources as the Boating Safety Manager for 14 years and was recently promoted to the position of Boating Division Deputy Director. Her primary functions are to manage the implementation of the mandatory boating education requirement, compile boat incident reports, and serve the primary cheerleader for boating safety and boating programs throughout the Commonwealth.
She was born and raised in Virginia and currently lives in Hanover, Virginia with her husband and two young men. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. She enjoys gardening (planning and planting, not weeding), biking, reading mysteries and thrillers, and spending time on the water and in the water at Smith Mountain Lake.
Boater Education Coordinator
Oregon State Marine Board
MariAnn has been with the Oregon State Marine Board since March 2006 in the Boating Safety Section. She is the coordinator for several programs including Boating Safety Education, kids/school education, “Let’s Go Boating” Grant Program, Incident and Fatality Data, and the Boating Safety Advocates Program. She was also the Team Leader for the Non-motorized Boat Oregon Advisory Team (BOATs) and was the Project Manager for the Non-Motorized Boating Project linked to the Marine Board’s Strategic Plan. She was also the interim Boating Law Administrator during the first half of 2022.