MRAA Board Approves 2024 Advocacy Priorities

Minneapolis, February 14 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ (MRAA) Board of Directors recently approved its 2024 legislative and regulatory advocacy resolutions as recommended by the Advisory Council of Marine Associations (ACMA). The advisory council and its annual resolutions are an integral part of the MRAA’s advocacy efforts. ACMA was created to advise […]

Gathering to Share Recreational Boating Priorities in Massachusetts

• Recreational Boating Industry Meets with Paul Jahnige, Director of Massachusetts Office of Outdoor Recreation By Chad Tokowicz, MRAA Government Relations Manager Last week members of the recreational boating industry met to welcome Paul Jahnige as the inaugural Director of Massachusetts’s Office of Outdoor Recreation (OREC), making the Bay State the 18th state in the […]

MMTA Workforce Solutions Amendment Passes in the 2023-2024 Massachusetts State Budget

Recently, Governor Maura Healey signed the 2024 state budget, which included $150,000 in funding for workforce development and career technical education initiatives within the recreational boating industry.  This funding will continue the successful initiatives and progress that the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) has made over the last 5-plus years to help meet the workforce […]

U.S. Representative Jake Auchincloss Visits Discover Boating New England Boat Show

U.S. Representative Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04) visited the New England Boat Show Thursday, Feb. 16, touring the show with NMMA Vice President of Northeast Boat Shows Jon Pritko and MMTA Executive Director Randall Lyons. During the visit the importance the recreational boating industry plays in New England was discussed. The economic impact in New England is […]

MRAA Board of Directors Announces 2023 Advocacy Priorities

MINNEAPOLIS, January 27 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Board of Directors announces its 2023 legislative and regulatory advocacy priorities as recommended to them by the Advisory Council of Marine Associations’ (ACMA). ACMA, an integral part of the MRAA’s advocacy efforts, was created to advise the MRAA on its annual policy agenda and […]