Committees

Committees

The Glen Lake Association has 14 committees run by volunteers and volunteer chairs who oversee multiple areas of our nonprofit organization. Please click a + sign below to learn more about individual committees.

Chair: Joan Kramps

The Auxiliary Committee provides the people power to do the mailing of the GLA newsletter and other correspondence, and provides assistance to other committees when addition people power is required to complete necessary tasks.

Chair: Vic Peirce

The Communications Committee educates members and the general public about watershed management issues and practices through its newsletter, website, informational brochures, press releases, newspaper and radio interviews, email blasts, informal gatherings and the annual association meeting.

Co-chairs: Lori Lyman, Bruce Alton

The Development Committee is responsible for establishing and managing fund raising activities that support the GLA mission and goals.

Chair: David Herr

The Finance and Investment Committee obtains annual budget requests from other committees and submits a consolidated annual budget to the Association’s Board of Directors for its approval. The committee also makes recommendations to the board on investment policy, required insurance coverage and the selection of independent auditors. Finally, the Committee reviews monthly financial statements and the results of the annual audit.

Chair: John DePuy

This committee is responsible for the buoys in Glen Lake, distribution of boating and water safety pamphlets, monitoring fishing issues, working with the state’s Department of Natural Resources on wildlife within the watershed, and working with local conservation officers to reduce illegal taking of game and fish.

Chair: Joan Kramps

The history committee collects, organizes and stores the records of the Glen Lake Association. If you have any old pictures, meeting minutes, newsletters or other information about the Glen Lake Association, please contact us.

Chair: Ron Becker

The invasive species committee runs the boat wash program at the Michigan DNR boat launch to help rid boats of anything that might hurt our lake, whether it’s plant or animal. We also monitor our water are shorelines to guard against species that include coltsfoot, the spiney water flea, the round goby, Eurasian watermilfoil, starry stonewort and hydrilla.

Chair: Bill Witler

This committee works to influence the long-term development of the Glen Lake area to protect, preserve, and improve it. We work with townships, Leelanau County, the National Park Service and other public and private organizations as required to achieve this objective.

Co-chairs: Corinne Cochran, Dale DeJager, Tom Dutmers

The Membership and Records Committee handles membership renewals and solicitation of new members. Approximately half of the local riparians currently belong to the association. One need not be a riparian to belong, however.

Chair: Peter Anderson

The Nominating Committee chooses candidates for vacancies on the Board of Directors. All members are eligible. Instructions are mailed to all members in the summer and petitions must be received by July 15.

Chair: Cal Killen

The Technology Committee is responsible for effective use of technology across all committees within the GLA.

Chair: Bill Meserve

The Water Level Committee monitors the lake and river levels and reports the results to the association and other interested parties and uses the readings to make adjustments to the Crystal River Dam.

Chair: Andy DuPont

The Water Quality Committee monitors all the water and shores of Big and Little Glen Lakes, Big and Little Fisher, Brooks Lake and the Crystal River. We collect hundreds of water quality measurements each year so we can track changes and diagnose problems. Our Swimmer’s Itch program keeps infected ducks off our lake while we are studying advanced methods to prevent the problem. Part of our job is to inform and educate residents and visitors how to protect our watershed via the Glen Lake Guardian program.

If you would like to get involved and help, please contact Andy DuPont, or Rob Karner.