Save the date . . . The past three years have proven the value of communication between boaters, the marine industry, and California state legislators and regulators in shaping future boating policy, funding, and regulation!
The Marine Recreation Association is again sponsoring the California Boating Congress, where the marine industry and boating community come together to advocate for issues affecting this important part of our state's economy and culture, and chart the future of boating policy in California.
"Based on the success of the last three years, we are expecting the 2019 CBC, and our influence at the State Capital, to grow substantially," said Mariann Timms, MRA Operations Administrator.
The 4th annual California Boating Congress will convene on March 6, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade hotel. A cocktail reception welcoming early attendees will be held the evening before on March 5th providing hosts, sponsors, and attendees an opportunity to meet and mingle before the main event.
Keynote speakers and a summary of legislative issues will be featured in the morning, followed by breakout sessions focused on key issues, and legislator meeting instructions. Lunch will be served, and then attendees will proceed to the State Capital for meetings with individual legislative representatives throughout the afternoon. Opportunities to meet with state representatives will be scheduled by organizers, and early registrants will get priority for scheduling with their State Legislators . . . so mark your calendar for March 5 - 6, 2019, and plan to register EARLY!
This year's Congress is being co-hosted by the MRA and twelve other boating related groups, including the California Yacht Brokers Association, National Marine Manufacturers Association, California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference, Boat U.S., Personal Watercraft Industry Association, California Sportfishing League, California Delta Chambers & Visitors Bureau, Recreational Boaters of California, Bay Planning Coalition, Sacramento Valley Marine Association, California Association of Harbor Masters & Port Captains, and the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association.
The 2019 CBC will provide the best opportunity for interested parties, to meet with state legislators and government regulators and discuss the impact of regulations, policies, and planning that affect recreational boating and other marine concerns in the state.
Planning is still underway for the event so watch your mail closely. Additional information will be posted soon online at www.calboatingcongress.com or contact Mariann Timms at 209-334-0061.
The Marine Recreation Association is a professional organization that represents marina owners, operators, and industry professionals located throughout the western United States with additional members in Canada, Mexico, and Australia. Created more than 46 years ago, the MRA actively promotes and represents recreational boating interests while providing educational management and operations seminars, and information for marine industry owners, operators, and staff.