The Boating Programs Advisory Committee evaluates applications for grants that buy, develop, and renovate facilities for motorized boats and other watercraft, including launching ramps, guest moorage, and other facilities.

Committee members spend time reviewing grant proposals and advise the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board on which projects to fund.

Committee members also have the opportunity to provide advice on program-related policy.

Qualifications

  • Live in Washington
  • Have an interest in public policy
  • Enjoy finding creative solutions and appreciate other perspectives
  • Are interested in and knowledgeable about boating, including boat launches, guest moorage facilities, and boating amenities.

Support

  • RCO will provide the training needed to evaluate grants
  • Stipends are available to eligible committee members

Time Commitment

  • For Boating Facilities Program grants: 4-6 full days of virtual meetings every other fall and winter
  • For Boating Infrastructure Grants: 5-15 hours of written review and evaluation every summer
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies

2022-23 Dates

ItemDate
BIG Written Technical ReviewJuly 2022 (estimate)
BIG Written EvaluationAugust 2022 (estimate)
BFP Technical Review MeetingNovember 15-17, 2022
BFP Evaluation MeetingFebruary 14-16, 2023
Results MeetingFebruary 23, 2023

Committee Members

Community Members

  • Chris Cole, Poulsbo
  • Eric Fickeisen, Bellevue
  • Karl Harris, Shelton
  • Linda Henriksen, Port Townsend
  • Paul Sorensen, Anacortes

Local Agency Members

  • Doug Chase, Spokane County Parks, Recreation and Golf Department, Spokane
  • Greg Englin, Port of Kingston, Kingston
  • Tami Hays, Port of Friday Harbor, Friday Harbor
  • Sue Patterson, Port of Shelton

State Agency Members

  • Shane Belson, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia
  • Lowell Dickson, Department of Natural Resources, Olympia
  • Chris Guidotti, State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olga

Vacancies

  • Citizen representatives
  • Local agency representative

Term Length

4 years

Grant Programs Evaluated

General Resources