The Off Road Vehicle Legislative Coalition (Coalition) is proud to announce that we have engaged the services of Kathy Lynch of Lynch and Associates to provide legislative advocacy services for the Coalition. The Coalition member organizations were impressed with the way Ms. Lynch worked tirelessly this year in efforts towards passage of the bill to make PERMANENT the Off-Highway Motorized Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR). Kathy Lynch was initially engaged by the San Diego Off Road Coalition to represent their interests in conjunction with allied off road groups during the extensive legislative negotiation process as the bill to renew the California OHMVR program worked its way through the legislature.
Ms Lynch worked in close coordination with other lobbyists who represent off road enthusiast and business organizations, as well as the unified off road vehicle community in California. Having a permanent OHMVR program within the California Department of Parks and Recreation will ensure that OHV recreation will always have a place in the state. OHMVR is responsible for managing nine State Vehicular Recreation Areas that offer motorized recreation for children and families, and is also tasked with working with federal and local agencies to provide quality off-road experiences throughout California. Ms. Lynch will now represent the Coalition when the legislature reconvenes for the second year of the current session.
The Off-Road Vehicle Legislative Coalition is comprised of the American Sand Association, California Off-Road Vehicle Association and San Diego Off Road Coalition. Each of these organizations has an impressive history of successfully engaging with government agencies at all levels to promote and defend the rights of off-road recreationists. The goals of the organizations include adequate access to areas that are capable of sustaining use by off road vehicles and educating these agencies on the important economic contributions that OHV enthusiasts add to communities that support off-highway opportunities, especially in rural areas throughout the state. With the very experienced and capable help of Kathy Lynch, the Off Road Vehicle Legislative Coalition looks forward to continuing strong representation in Sacramento protecting motorized vehicle access to our public lands.