2023 Committee Information
Lake Management Committee (Mark Jacobson, Chairman) – The Lake Management Committee shall be responsible for strategic activities related to shoreline, in lake, and watershed water quality research and improvement projects. This would include fishing improvement and phosphorus inactivation projects. This committee also oversees the Comprehensive Lake Management Plan. The Committee Chair serves as a liason with the WI DNR, Polk County Water Resources Department and Polk County Lakes and Rivers (PCLAR).
Lake Monitoring Committee (Ryan Hanson, Chairman) –Responsible for tactical activities related to shoreline, in lake, watershed quality and self-help water monitoring data. Activities include oversight of collecting water samples for lake data, dam inspections, buoy management, clean boats/clean waters, water patrol and neighborhood watch programs. Doug Drake oversees the clean boats/clean waters program and Joel Anderson oversees the neighborhood watch program.
Community Relations Committee (Karen Ohm, Chairwoman) – Responsible for overseeing the activities of the trustee network representing lake association members. Responsible for developing & distributing membership application for residents and recruiting business memberships. This committee is also responsible for overseeing social activities including Spring Social, 4th of July activities and Fall Recognition Dinner. Outreach activities such as the Sunshine Club and the 400 Club are handled by this committee. Lee Ann Overman leads the Sunshine Club and Pat Teiken leads the 400 Club.
Communication Committee (Jim Andersen, Chairman) – Facilitates the development and delivery of educational presentations/publications responsive to needs identified by the Executive Committee and/or Board of Trustees. This committee is responsible for coordinating publication of the annual lake directory and oversees the Assocation’s email, website & Facebook accounts and Lake Scene distribution.
Nominating/Review Committee (Dave Nelson, Chairman) – Interviews prospective candidates for officer positions and prepares a list of nominees to present the membership prior to the Annual Meeting in the odd-numbered years. This committee may recommend an individual for Honorary Life Membership. This committee shall receive, review and verify all records, accounts, transactions and financial reports of the Treasurer and reconcile with invoices, bank statements, receipts and canceled checks. This committee shall present a report with observations and recommendations to the general membership at every Annual Meeting.
Wapogasset/Bear Trap Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 345
Amery, WI 54001
PO Box 345
Amery, WI 54001