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RBFF President Receives NASBLA Award
Award Received for Contributions to Boating & Boating Safety

Lexington, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2009) – During its 50th annual meeting, held in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 26-30, 2009, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) announced Frank Peterson, president and CEO of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), as the recipient of its esteemed NASBLA Award.
The NASBLA Award is the oldest award presented by the nonprofit organization. First presented in 1969, the award is given to a person or persons who have contributed to NASBLA as well as boating safety in general.

Since taking the reins of RBFF in February 2007, Peterson has been a true leader in creating an environment where boating and, more importantly from NASBLA's perspective, boating safety are fully integrated portion of the organization's outreach message.

“Frank, along with his staff and Board, deserve to be commended for their recognition of this critical missing link and for making a wholehearted effort to actively support national efforts to keep recreational boating as safe as possible and to ensure it remains as one of our nation's premiere pastimes,” said Capt. Richard Moore, immediate past president of NASBLA.  

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators is a national nonprofit organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety. NASBLA represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories. 

NASBLA offers a variety of resources, including training, model acts, education standards and publications. Through a national network of thousands of professional educators, law enforcement officers and volunteers, the organization affects the lives of over 83.6 million American boaters. To learn more about how NASBLA continues to make the waterways safe, secure and enjoyable, visit

For more information call NASBLA Headquarters: (859) 225-9487