The Boating Advisory Council (BAC) represents various user groups to help review and make recommendations relating to boating laws, rules, education and programs. The BAC meets up to four times annually. Meetings are open to the public, and you may view BAC meeting agendas and meeting minutes.
The nine-member BAC is appointed by the Board of Utah State Parks and Recreation to a four-year term. Members must be active boaters and advocates for their sport.
Mike Williams, Boating Safety & Education Organizations: Represents boating safety and education organizations such as the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron and Tread Lightly.
Lucy Minahan- Sailing: Though sailboats make up less than two percent of registered boats, they represent significant use at our larger boating waters and marinas.
Bill Rouleau, member elect - Personal Watercraft: Personal watercraft make up 18% of registered boats in Utah. PWC users have unique issues with their sport.
Troy Mann, chair - Marine Dealers: Marine dealers are often the first contact with new boaters and have a valuable relationship with all boaters.
Tim Gaylord- Outfitting Companies: Represents outfitting companies, which carry passengers for hire on the water. Commercial outfitting on the water includes those involved in river running, motorized and non-motorized tours, guided fishing, and water sports schools.
Rebekka Stone, Paddle Craft: The paddlesport area is one of the fastest growing water-based activities.
Ray Schelble- Boating Anglers: Forty-four percent of boat owners engage in fishing from a boat.
Hank Cobb- Water Sports: Thirty-five percent of boat owners participate in water sports, such as waterskiing, wakeboarding or other towed activities.
Guy Taylor, Vice Chair- Motorboats: Eighty percent of registered boats are motorboats, with 20% of boat owners engaging in general boating activities not covered by other members. These activities include marina use, boat camping, touring, and sightseeing.
To contact a member of the Boating Advisory Council, please send an email to email@example.com and include the names of the council members you wish to contact.