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ACTIVE COMMITTEES
 

Boat Show Committee

The Boat Show Committee oversees the production of all NMTA boat show events. The group is responsible for setting exhibitor display rates, show dates, hours, budgets and space allocation for each show.

This is a closed committee. All committee members are appointed to terms by the Board of Trustees.
Click Here to view the Boat Show Committee Roster.

Committee Chair:
Greg Allen, Yachtmasters NW

Staff Contact:
Katie McPhail, Boat Show Director
206-634-0911


Boatyard Committee

The Boatyard Committee shares information relevant to the industry amongst its members and the rest of the NMTA; makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees; acts as a resource for staff on boatyard issues; unites financially and vocally to deal with common problems.

This is an open committee. All members are welcome to attend. View the NMTA Event Calendar for the next meeting date/time, or contact the committee's staff person.

Committee Chair:
Peter Proctor, Jensen Motorboat Corp.

Staff Contact:
Peter Schrappen, Director of Government Affairs
206-634-0911

 

Golf Committee

The Golf Committee oversees the planning of the association's annual Golf Tournament, held each September, and looks for ways to attract new members to participate in the event.

This is an open committee. All members are welcome to attend. View the NMTA Event Calendar for the next meeting date/time, or contact the committee's staff person.

Committee Chair:
Tim Groseclose, North Pacific Marketing Inc.

Staff Contact:
Katie Groseclose, Membership Coordinator
206-634-0911


Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee acts on behalf of the recreational boating industry and the NMTA Board of Trustees as its voice on legislative issues and state laws which impact, or are related to, the interests and visibility of our industry.

This is an open committee. All members are welcome to attend. View the NMTA Event Calendar for the next meeting date/time, or contact the committee's staff person.

Committee Chair:
Gregg Reynolds, Global Marine Insurance 

Staff Contact:
Peter Schrappen, Director of Government Affairs
206-634-0911


Grow Boating Committee

The Grow Boating Commitee oversees the management and allocation of NMTA's regional Grow Boating fund, and determines what programs, events and promotions should be undertaken to encourage boating in the Northwest.

This is an open committee. All members are welcome to attend. A member must attend three consecutive meetings to acquire voting rights when it comes to program decisions. View the NMTA Event Calendar for the next meeting date/time, or contact the committee's staff person.

Committee Chair:
Ryan Helling, Swiftsure Yachts

Staff Contact:
Karsten McIntosh, Dir. of Communications
206-634-0911


Marina Committee

Recognizing that marinas are an important sector of the recreational boating industry, the NMTA Marina Committee represents the interest of all member marinas, identifies issues important to marinas, acts as a forum for discussing these issues, and determine actions for NMTA members and staff.

This is an open committee. All members are welcome to attend. View the NMTA Event Calendar for the next meeting date/time, or contact the committee's staff person.

Committee Chair:
Tracy McKendry, Port of Seattle

Staff Contact:
Peter Schrappen, Director of Government Affairs
206-634-0911

 

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee discusses promotions and incentive programs to attract new members to join NMTA and to retain current members, and examines new rewards and benefits to provide added value for NMTA membership.

This is an open committee. All members are welcome to attend. View the NMTA Event Calendar for the next meeting date/time, or contact the committee's staff person.

Committee Chair:
Sterling Hines, Sterling Marine Services

Staff Contact:
Kate Anderson, Membership Director 
206-634-0911


 

Paddling Committee

The Paddling Festival Committee oversees the production of the Northwest Paddling Festival. Working with vendors, coordinating schedules, allocating space, and executing promotional efforts are a few of the many tasks this committee does to ensure the success of the NWPF. 

Committee Chair:
Greg Whittaker, Mountain to Sound Outfitters

Staff Contact:
Katie McPhail, Boat Show Director
206-634-0911


Political Action Committee

The Political Action Committee provides guidance and support for fundraising activities that benefit candidates for state or local government positions.  This committee's members approve campaign contributions for candidates who support our mission to grow boating. 

This is an open committee. All members are welcome to attend. View the NMTA Event Calendar for the next meeting date/time or contact the committee's staff person, Peter Schrappen, at peter@nmta.net.

Committee Chair:
Wendell Stroud, Marine Floats

Staff Contact:
Peter Schrappen, Director of Government Affairs
206-634-0911


Superyacht Committee

TheSuperyacht Committee shares information relevant to the large yacht segment of the industry; addresses issues such as taxation, pilotage, manufacturing and career paths into world of super yachts; discusses promoting the Pacific Northwest as a destination for super yacht owners and operators to drive business for the members who provide service, repair and chandlery to large yachts.

This is an open committee. All members are welcome to attend. View the NMTA Event Calendar for the next meeting date/time, or contact the committee's staff person.

Committee Chair:
Megan Deinas, Port of Seattle

Staff Contact:
Peter Schrappen, Director of Government Affairs
206-634-0911

 
 
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