About the National Working Waterfront Network

The National Working Waterfront Network (NWWN) is a nationwide network of businesses, industry associations, nonprofits, local governments and communities, state and federal agencies, universities, Sea Grant programs, and individuals dedicated to supporting, preserving, and enhancing our nation’s working waterfronts and waterways. Participation in the NWWN is open to all individuals and organizations involved in working waterfront issues at the federal, state, and local level. Our mission is to increase the capacity of coastal communities and stakeholders to make informed decisions, balance diverse uses, ensure access, and plan for the future of their working waterfronts and waterways.

To stay informed about NWWN acitivities, sign up to receive our newsletter (see left sidebar) and join the NWWN Community Center.

The work of the NWWN is guided by a 15-member Steering Committee, which is primarily responsible for providing overall direction and strategy for the mission, objectives, work priorities, and activities of the NWWN. Additional information about the NWWN governance and structure is contained in the NWWN Operating Procedures.

NWWN Executive Committee

NWWN Steering Committee Members

  • Mark Breederland, Michigan Sea Grant
  • Hugh Cowperthwaite, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
  • Jamie Doyle, Oregon Sea Grant
  • Nicole Faghin, Washington Sea Grant
  • Kristen Grant, Maine Sea Grant
  • Tom Murray, Virginia Sea Grant
  • Bob Swett, Florida Sea Grant
  • Jody Thompson, Mississippi - Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
  • Kenneth Walker, NOAA Office of Coastal Resource Management
  • Jack Wiggin, Urban Harbors Institute
  • Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant
  • Stephanie Showalter Otts, National Sea Grant Law Center
  • Nick Battista, Island Institute
  • Barbara Garrity-Blake, RTSWorks
  • Jeff Gabriel, National Marine Manufacturers Association