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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:
Kelly Hawley, Tom-n-Jerry's Boat Center

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


   

Government Affairs/PAC 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:
Neil Falkenburg, West Bay Marina

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:
Mike Kirshenbaum, HO Sports

Staff Contact:
Mark Yuasa, Dir. of Grow Boating Programs
206-634-0911


Marina & Boatyard Committee

Recognizing that marinas are an important sector of the recreational boating industry, the NMTA Marina & Boatyard Committee represents the interest of all member marinas and boatyuards, 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:
Brandon Baker, Elliott Bay Marina

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:

Staff Contact:
Alashia Wartelle, 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


Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show Committee

The ABAYS Committee provides guidance and support for the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show.

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, Katie McPhail, at katiemc@nmta.net.

Committee Chair:
Larry Graf, Aspen Power Catamarans

Staff Contact:
Peter Katie McPhail, Boat Show Director
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:
Monique Webber

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

 
 
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