Published DateALTON — Safe Boaters of New Hampshire is gearing up for the 2013 boating season with a new team in place to lead New Hampshire's grassroots boating organization into the future.
Robert Flannery a resident of Alton, who has served in the past as a spokesman for SBONH and most recently as the Vice President, has agreed to lead the organization as President, taking over from John Harrington, who is stepping aside after two years at the helm of SBONH.
Harrington has done yeoman's work during his tenure, assisting the Marine Trades Association with initiatives and supporting new legislation that, if approved, would return money for boat registrations in New Hampshire back into the Navigation and Safety Fund ending the current tax on boaters and restoring the boating user's fee to support safe boating activities in the state.
Harrington has agreed to remain an influential voice in Safe Boaters of New Hampshire and will become the board's Secretary.
A founding member and behind the scenes helmsmen of Safe Boaters of New Hampshire, Chris Hazel has agreed to become Vice President. Jason Pridham continues in his critical role as teasurer.
Scott Verdonck continues to be the spokesman for our organization along with the continuing in his role as Legislative Director.