Venice resident David Lumian, the government and regulatory liaison for the American Sailing Association, has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Small Craft Harbor Commission.

Lumian was nominated to the post by Second District Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

“I am very pleased to have David Lumian represent the Second District on the Small Craft Harbor Commission,” said Ridley-Thomas. “His background and expertise on matters that impact the boating community and the Marina at large will bring a well-balanced and thoughtful perspective to the commission.”

The Small Craft Harbor Commission is responsible for advising the county Board of Supervisors on matters related to Marina del Rey including operations, development, leases and activities.

As a liaison for the American Sailing Association, a national organization of 300 sailing schools, Lumian handles relations between the schools, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security. He also conducts instructor qualification clinics at about 30 locations across the nation and overseas annually.

“I am excited to be joining the commission,” said Lumian. “I look forward to helping shape policies that will increase public access, improve recreational activities and update Marina del Rey.”

Lumian co-founded free sailing and kayaking programs for the Boys & Girls Clubs in Venice and Oxnard, which have received recognition from the California Youth Authority, US SAILING and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Lumian is cross-certified as an instructor by the American Sailing Association, National Safe Boating Council, American Canoe Association and US SAILING.

He is also a director on the Southern California Yachting Association board, serves as government relations chair for the Association of Santa Monica Bay Yacht Clubs, co-founded the Marina del Rey Community Boating Council and serves on the US SAILING Community Sailing Council.