CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP
VOTING MEMBERSHIP: $600.00 ANNUALLY
Officials responsible for boating facility administration, design, and/or construction in states, commonwealths or territories. Two Affiliated Professional Memberships are also included (alternate and affiliate).
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: $500.00 ANNUALLY
Open to firms, corporations, businesses or associations that want to assist SOBA in its objectives. Two affiliated professional memberships are also included.
ADVISORY MEMBERSHIP: $300.00 ANNUALLY
Open to federal agencies, local government units, non-profit organizations, and similar groups in other countries with an interest in SOBA’s mission. Two affiliated professional memberships are also included.
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP: $125.00 ANNUALLY
Open to persons wishing to support SOBA but not affiliated with an agency association or business involved in recreational boating programs.
WHEN YOU JOIN SOBA
Members enjoy access to national experts, state-of-the-art information, and a host of other valuable services, including:
ANNUAL SOBA CONFERENCE
The Premier Event for Boating Access -- SOBA’s Annual Conference -- is hosted by a different member state each year. It is a one-of-a-kind event which covers issues that directly affect members working to design, build and maintain public boating access and related support facilities. Attendees can network with boating access leaders, participate in exhibits and demonstrations, and take field trips to local boating facilities.
TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH
Members receive a complimentary copy of publications, receive bulk purchase discounts, and can download materials from the member-only website.
• Design Handbook for Recreational Boating and Fishing Facilities (2nd Edition)
• Operations & Maintenance Program Guidelines for Recreational Boating Facilities
• CVA Performance Testing of Marine-Use Waste Pump-Out Stations
• Building a Better Boat Ramp Video
SOBA ONLINE RESOURCES
SOBA keeps its members connected through an active website. The SOBA membership network allows members to share information and promotes cooperation that can save significant time and money. Reports and publications are also available online.
SOBA ANNUAL AWARDS
SOBA Awards are presented each year at the Annual Conference to members whose work is worthy of national recognition. Categories include Outstanding Service, Outstanding Projects and Program Excellence.
Published monthly; the newsletter covers current issues and organizational news.