As part of Boating Industry magazine’s report on sustainability within the marine industry, Associate Editor Jamie Stafford spoke with MRAA Government Relations Manager Chad Tokowicz.
Under the header “Retailers” on page 24 of the August / September issue of the magazine, Chad shared the MRAA’s advocacy efforts and its approach to sustainability, conservation and legislative efforts. Chad, who resides in Washington D.C., attends many important meetings, connects and events as well as authors letters to address some of the marine industry’s most significant legislative topics and concerns.
One quote from Chad, read: “Everyone has a role to play in conservation! Just by going out fishing, boating, or hunting, you can do your part in conservation. In the U.S., we are very lucky to have a unique conservation system that allows folks to support State and Federal agencies that do this work by simply purchasing a fishing or hunting license or a fishing rod or buying fuel for your boat.”
Tokowicz has also built a dedicated page on MRAA.com that keeps boat dealers and marina operators in the loop as to advocacy letters and testimonials. You can find that here. He also updates MRAA members monthly with his contributions to the MRAA’s “The Dealer Advocate” newsletter.
He’ll also be attending MRAA’s annual Dealer Week Conference & Expo Dec. 5-8, in Austin, Texas. Attending dealers will have a chance to connect with him face to face to share their concerns with him about proposed legislation or issues within their state, region and at the national level. You can always reach out to Chad via email if you are unable to connect with him in person to share your voice.