Game and Fish employee receives award from national boating safety organization

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September 29th, 2008

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) has honored Madelynn Fenske, watercraft customer service supervisor for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, with its esteemed President’s Award for her contributions to the association and to boating safety over the past year. She received the award at the association’s 49th annual meeting in Clearwater Beach, Fla., Sept. 6-10.

NASBLA President John Fetterman recognized Fenske for the extensive time and effort she devoted to the association’s Vessel Identification, Registration and Titling Committee. She worked on the revision of the Standard Numbering System Regulations and also led the committee through several revisions of the Model Act for Vessel Titling. She was instrumental in the development of the National Vessel Numbering and Titling Manual as well as the development and execution of the Vessel Numbering and Titling Program Measures of Effectiveness project. She continues to monitor the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels.

Fenske joined the Arizona Game and Fish Department in 1987 as the revenue control technician in the watercraft section. In 1993, she became the customer service supervisor. She is responsible for the statewide watercraft registration program, which has considerable scope, complexity, and monetary and public impact. Fenske provides technical guidance and direction to department personnel throughout the state and to the public in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the program.

NASBLA is a national nonprofit organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety. It represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories and offers a variety of resources, including training, model acts, education standards and publications. For more information, visit

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