Question & Answer Session 2 - March 25 - 2021 Virtual State RBS Workshop

Questions and answers for these two sessions:

Grant Reporting: Performance Report Part II
Reading the Allocation Table

Vann Burgess

USCG RBS Specialist

U.S. Coast Guard (CG-522), Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety

Vann Burgess retired from the United States Coast Guard in February of 2000 after serving more than 21 years on active duty. During his career, Burgess’s primary fields were Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue. His last tour of duty was as the coordinator and lead instructor for the Marine Patrol Officer’s Course and a regulatory subject matter expert for the Boarding Officer’s Course at the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement School, Yorktown, Virginia.

 In July 2000, Burgess came to the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division, Coast Guard Headquarters, where he now serves as the Coast Guard’s Senior Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Specialist. In his current position, Burgess oversees the programmatic operation of the State RBS Grant Program, provided under the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. This grant program provides funding to all U.S. states and territories for the purposes of vessel numbering, RBS law enforcement, RBS education, search and rescue and boating accident investigation and reporting. Burgess also serves as the programmatic lead for the Vessel Identification System (VIS), a national database for state numbered and Coast Guard documented vessels for the purposes of law enforcement and security.

 Vann Burgess is the Coast Guard’s Boating Safety liaison to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and serves on the Boat Accident and Training (BOAT) Program Advisory Board.

Lynne McMahan

Grant Management Specialist

U.S. Coast Guard (CG-522), Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety

Lynne Carliss McMahan has almost 30 years in Federal service. The last 20 years have been served as a Grant Management Specialist with the Division of Boating Safety. During that time she was the State coordinator for more than 35 States and Territories. Lynne began her Federal career as an auditor for the Department of Transportation’s, Office of Inspector General, where she performed audits of Coast Guard as well as other DOT components. Lynne works at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC and lives in Northern Virginia.