WSBAA Annual Conference - May 15-18,2022

Glacier National Park

May 15-18, 2022
Whitefish, Montana

Named one of the "Top 25 Ski Towns in the World" by National Geographic, Whitefish is located on the shores of Whitefish Lake and at the base of Big Mountain-home to Whitefish Mountain Resort. A short jaunt to Glacier National Park, Whitefish is a year-round destination with plentiful attractions and a mixed array of shops, coffee houses, restaurants, accommodations. Visitors can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, boating and live professional theater, as well as stellar dining. Amtrak's Empire Builder stops daily in Whitefish, while Glacier Park International Airport is only 15 minutes away.



The U.S. Coast Guard's Division of Boating Safety will have also hold Grant Training, May 19 - 20, 2022.


A block of rooms is available at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake at a rate of $96 per night plus tax. For reservations, please call the hotel directly at 877.887.4026 and identify as being with the WSBAA Conference.

Online reservations can use the following link:
Group ID: “WSBAA22”
Group Password: “WHITEFISH”

To receive the group rate, you must book your room no later than April 15th, 2022. Any rooms reserved after April 15th, 2022 may not receive the group rate.

USCG State Grant training - May 19-20,2022

The U.S. Coast Guard will be hosting a two-day, state focused training on May 19 - 20, 2022, in Whitefish, Montana, following the WSBAA Conference.

Training itinerary:

Thursday, May 19th – 8 am to 4 pm MDT
Cooperative Agreements & Substantial Involvement
(DO NOT REGISTER ON THEIR WEBSITE; see below for more information)

Friday, May 20th – 8 am to 2 pm MDT
This day will feature customized curriculum – including 2 CFR 200, cost principles, and subawarding – designed to address state-related challenges and concerns.

This training will be held in conjunction with the Western States Boating Administrators Association (WSBAA) Conference taking place on May 15 - 18. You must register for the conference independently from the training, and there are specific room block instructions if you are attending one event or both.

To register for this training, please contact Cynthia Dudzinski directly by no later than Friday, April 7, 2022.

Additionally, the USCG understands that travel is still difficult for some entities. Please contact Cynthia Dudzinski if you would be interested in a virtual option. They are open to exploring a hybrid model if there is enough interest.