Commissioner Nelson Remembered

Department of Boating and Waterways Director, Ray Tsuneyoshi, and Carlton Moore, Acting Deputy Director, presented a Distinguished Public Service Award plaque to the family of the late Boating and Waterways Commissioner, Harry L. Nelson, Jr. Harry's widow, Mrs. Joyce Nelson, accepted the award for the family.

The ceremony took place at a site that was near and dear to Harry's heart, the Ventura County Maritime Museum. Harry's private art collection, of national importance and including masterpieces of maritime painting and other unique pieces, is on display at the museum.

"Harry was not only a valued friend and commissioner, but an expert on maritime art. So, the museum that houses his important collection is the perfect place to present his family with this plaque. The award was our way of memorializing our debt to him for his dedicated service to the Commission, the Department and the recreational boaters of California."

Pictured l. to r. are George Davis, DBW Director Ray Tsuneyoshi, Hunt Nelson, Joyce Nelson, Anne Gravatt, Nancy Davis, and Jackie Cavish.