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NASBLA taps Maine administrator for top post

John Fetterman elected NASBLA president for 2007-2008At its 48th annual meeting, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators elected John Fetterman, Maine coastal boating law administrator, as president for 2007-2008. He succeeds Jeffrey S. Johnson, Alaska BLA.

Fetterman joined the Maine Bureau of Marine Patrol in 1977 as a field officer and spent much of his career in the air, logging some 12,000 flight hours as chief pilot. He also supervised the Bureau’s Special Services where he focused on safety programs for both recreational and commercial boaters.

Fetterman previously served on the NASBLA executive board as member-at-large in 2005-2006 and vice president in 2006-2007. He has also been appointed to a three-year term on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council.

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