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
Joyce Shaw – Chair
United States Power Squadron
Florence, SC 29501
Chris Edmonston – Vice Chair
Annapolis, MD 21401
Veronica Floyd – Past Chair
Alexandria, VA 22310-2267
Betsy Woods – Treasurer
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Nashville, TN 37204
Robin Freeman, Secretary
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Grover Beach, CA 93433
Chris Stec, Member-at-Large
American Canoe Association
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Richard Moore, Member-at-Large
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Matt Gruhn, Member-at-Large
Marine Retailers Association of America
Pam Doty, Member-at-Large
U. S. Army of Engineers
Virgil Chambers, Executive Director
Fred Messmann, Deputy Director
Rachel Johnson, Communications Director
Sheila Chappell, Office Manager
Sandy Smith, Financial Officer
Emily King, Training Director