Water Sports Enthusiasts Sought For Boating Committee

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The Clark County Commission is accepting applications from boating enthusiasts who are interested in filling one of two vacancies on the county’s seven-member Boating Facilities and Safety Committee. Applicants must be a resident of Clark County.

One vacancy is for an individual who is a member of a nonprofit organization involved in outdoor recreational activities associated with boats and boating. The second vacancy is for a member of the general public who is not identified with a specific organization.

The new members will serve two-year terms beginning in July. The Boating Facilities and Safety Committee is a volunteer board that advises the County Commission on how to spend marina fuel taxes generated at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Interested boating and water sports enthusiasts are urged to call the Clark County Manager’s Office at (702) 455-3530 to obtain an application. Completed applications must be submitted to the Manager’s Office by 1 p.m. June 19, and applicants are encouraged to briefly address the committee during its 2 p.m. meeting that same day. New members are appointed by the County Commission based on recommendations from the committee.

Since the committee was created in 1986, more than $1 million in marina fuel tax revenue has paid for safety programs, equipment and educational projects that promote boating and water safety at Lake Mead, Lake Mojave and on the Colorado River.

Current members of the committee represent the Nevada Yacht Club, Desert Valley Water Safety Council, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Las Vegas Sail & Power Squadron, Lake Mead Boat Owner’s Association, the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the public at large.

The committee typically meets six times a year. Meetings are held at the County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, and promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear. Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license. For more information, visit www.ndow.org.