Greater Lake Sylvia Association

Working to maintain and improve Lake Sylvia

About Us

GLSA has a number of volunteer based committees to help accomplish our mission.

If you are interested please contact a board member!

Executive Committee:  

The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of the Board and is empowered to manage the affairs of GLSA between meetings of the Board as set forth in the Bylaws. 

Chair: Russ Fortner

Governance Committee:  

The Governance Committee is responsible for proposing nominees for Board members and officers of GLSA to the Board for approval, for periodically reviewing and recommending changes to the GLSA Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, and other Board and Board Committee governance matters.

Chair: Jim Gray

Membership Committee:  

The Membership Committee is responsible for promoting membership in GLSA, maintaining and communicating a list of GLSA members and contact information. 

Chair: Lisa Peery

Aquatic Invasive Species “AIS” Committee: 

The AIS Committee is responsible for monitoring the Lake for AIS, treatment of areas of the Lake infested by plant and animal invasive species, and providing oversight for any inspection program at the public access for which GLSA provides financial or other support. 

Chair: Blaine Barkley

Communications Committee:

The Communications Committee is responsible for GLSA printed and electronic communications with members, including the newsletter, GLSA website, and GLSA social media sites such as Facebook.

Chair: Looking for a volunteer!

If interested please contact:

Picnic Committee:

The Picnic Committee is responsible for coordinating all activities related to the GLSA annual picnic, including fundraising, volunteer recruitment and coordination, food, beverages, entertainment, games, raffle or auction items (if any), and communications with members regarding the picnic. 

Chair: Jan Evenson

If interested please contact:

Wildlife Conservation Committee:

The Wildlife Conservation Committee is responsible for monitoring populations of wildlife, including but not limited to loons, ospreys, wood ducks and fish, on and around the Lake and developing programs to support such wildlife.

Chair: Mike McNellis

Water Quality and Clarity Committee:  

The Water Quality and Clarity Committee is responsible for monitoring water levels and water quality and clarity levels and informing GLSA members of good lake stewardship practices to maintain and improve water quality and clarity, including good shoreline maintenance and restoration, lawn care and septic system practices.

Chair: Mike Mischuk

Development and Zoning Committee:  

The Development and Zoning Committee is responsible for monitoring commercial and other development activity in close proximity to the Lake that could be considered a threat to the Lake and monitoring and responding to building permit and variance requests at the Township and County level related to property located on the Lake.

Chair: Looking for a volunteer!

If interested please contact:

History Committee: 

The History Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining documents and pictures that record and explain the history of the Lake, including the preparation, updating and printing of a Lake Sylvia History Book.

Chair:  Mike McNellis

Fundraising Committee:

The Fundraising Committee is responsible for planning and developing sources of funding through events, donations, membership dues, advertising and grants.

Chair: Looking for a volunteer!

If interested please contact:

Greater Lake Sylvia Association (GLSA)

Mission: The mission of the Association is to protect and improve the quality of East Lake Sylvia and West Lake Sylvia in Wright County, Minnesota.

Mailing Address:  PO Box 41 Annandale, MN 55302.

Non-profit Status: The GLSA is a registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax deductible.

Tax ID number: Our federal Tax ID Number is 41-1322678

Board and Committee Members:

If you know of someone who is interested in being on the GLSA Board of Directors, please contact:

Board of Directors serve a three year term and are voted on during the annual meeting.

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