National Safe Boating Council
Strategic Plan ~ 2010 – 2014
Within the next 10 years grow the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) into the premier coalition to increase boating safety on our nation’s waterways.
The NSBC’s mission is to be the foremost coalition to advance and promote a safer recreational boating experience through education, outreach and training.
Role of the NSBC
The role of NSBC is to promote safe and enjoyable boating through education, training and shared resources.
The NSBC constituency is the recreational boating community and general public.
The NSBC provides safe boating materials, resources, tools, creative messages, training of instructors, education, and leads the annual safe boating awareness campaign.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT GOAL: Improve boater behavior through education, awareness, and training to make recreational boating a safe and enjoyable experience by reducing boating accidents.
Objective #1: Expand and enhance effective safe boating outreach*
Objective #2: Expand and enhance boating safety education resources*
Objective #3: Expand and enhance training programs*
SUSTAINABILITY GOAL: Ensure the viability and sustainability of the NSBC.*
Objective #1: Expand membership*
Objective #2: Increase member participation*
Objective #3: Increase and diversify the funding base of the NSBC*
Objective #4: Ensure that the Strategic Plan meets the goals of the NSBC*
*The strategies for each objective are available upon request from the NSBC office.
Board of Directors
Chris Edmonston – Chair
Annapolis, MD 21401
Richard Moore – Vice Chair
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Joyce Shaw - Past Chair
United States Power Squadron
Florence, SC 29501
Chris Stec - Treasurer
ACA/Canoe Kayak SUP Raft Rescue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Betsy Woods - Secretary
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Nashville, TN 37204
Matt Gruhn, Member-at-Large
Marine Retailers Association of America
Minneapolis, MN 55443
Pam Doty, Member-at-Large
U. S. Army of Engineers
Ft. Worth, TX 76102
Rachel Johnson, Executive Director
Fred Messmann, Deputy Director
Sheila Chappell, Office Manager
Sandy Smith, Financial Officer
Emily King, Training Director
Director Emeritus - Virgil Chambers