The Blue Flag USA program has just launched our second Blue Flag season in the United States! With the first month of the 2024/2025 season under our belts we are looking to engage with tourism professionals, nonprofit partners, and local coastal management department leaders on how the Blue Flag beach award can support their ongoing work and offer new opportunities for publicity, collaboration, and growth.

Interest Meetings

Our next interest meeting is being held virtually on AUGUST 7th, 2024 at 3pm EST. 

What do interest meetings cover? 

Interest meetings cover Blue Flag program history at the international and national levels, the benefits of implementation seen in the US and abroad, why communities are engaging with the program, what the award criteria include, how Blue Flag USA supports communities from interest to award status, with plenty of time for questions. 

Who should attend interest meetings? 

Interest meetings are high level reviews great for beach managers, public works, parks and recreation, sustainability, and communications professionals. Some criteria may be filled by partners at the local, county, or state level. These could be nonprofits offering environmental education or state environmental agencies. Destination management authorities or convention and visitor bureaus may also be interested in how the award can support destination marketing strategies. 

Are Interest Meetings in-person or online? 

Staff hosts both in-person and virtual interest meetings. If an interest meeting is in-person, it will be labeled and you will be directed to register for the event. 

When are interest meetings? 

Interest meetings are held quarterly. 

How do I get an invitation? 

Email us at to RSVP for interest meetings.