Nominations sought for 2010 Darlene Briggs award

BOCA GRANDE, Fla. — The Marine Retailers Association of America is seeking nominations for this year’s Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award, which honors women in the marine industry.

The late Darlene Briggs, of Wayzata, Minn., was admired for her tireless dedication to the marine industry. To honor her memory, the Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year award was founded. It is presented annually to an outstanding woman who is actively involved in the marine industry at any level. It recognizes “long and devoted service, untiring commitment, and the advancement of women in the marine business.”

The Board of the Marine Retailers Association of America and Boating Industry jointly present the award. The recipient receives a trophy furnished by Boating Industry as well as a $1,000 honorarium presented by the Darlene Briggs Memorial Fund to be used toward her continuing education. Boating Industry will publicize the presentation and feature the successful candidate in an issue following the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo.

All nominations must be received by Aug. 23. The application is available here, or go to the MRAA website to submit a nomination online.

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