Wake-Related Activity & Definitions - 2021 Virtual State RBS Workshop

In this session you will learn about the work of the Ad Hoc Committee on Wake-related Activities, the executive board and NASBLA's Enforcement & Training Committee on definitions of wake surfing, wake boats and proposed updates to the NASBLA Model Act for Towed Watersport


Tim Dunleavy

Captain, Boating Law Administrator

New Hampshire State Police – Marine Patrol

As a 32-year veteran of the New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol Unit, Captain Tim Dunleavy has been the unit’s Commander and NH Boating Law Administrator for the last ten years. Overseeing 75 sworn and civilian employees, Dunleavy’s oversight includes law enforcement operations, the boating education program, patrol fleet maintenance, and aids to navigation deployment and repair. Dunleavy also serves as the unit’s legislative liaison where he has served on various legislative commissions. Most recently, he was a member of the state’s Commission to Study Wake Boats and the Study of Shoreland Structures.

Captain Dunleavy is currently a member of the New Hampshire Port Security Committee and Sector Northern New England’s Area Maritime Security-Executive Steering Committee. He is currently serving his third term as a member of the Nation Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC) and is the chair of NASBLA’s Executive Board.

Adam Block

Boating Law Administrator

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Adam Block grew up in southern Minnesota, graduating from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science degree in law enforcement. Adam spent his first four years working for the Saint Peter Police Department before being hired with the Minnesota DNR as a State Conservation Officer in 2005. Adam spent 8 years in the Prior Lake field station, becoming an academy instructor, background investigator and a field training officer. In 2013, Adam was promoted to Water Resource Enforcement Officer, serving the East and West Metro districts. In 2015, Adam was promoted to Lieutenant, serving as the District Supervisor for the East Metro district, transferring to the West Metro District in 2016. In October of 2017 Adam began his role as the State Boating Law Administrator. During Adam’s career with the DNR, he has received two lifesaving awards and the Boat and Water Safety Officer of the Year award. Adam lives in Scott County with his wife Melissa and their two young boys, Parker and Grayson. In his free time he enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.

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