LGA Committees – LGA Needs You!
If you are interested in joining one of our committees call us at 668-3558 or contact us by email.
Buildings and Grounds. Ensures an environmentally friendly and safe working environment for LGA volunteers and staff. Keeps the LGA’s building in good working order and maintains the grounds for optimum visibility in the community. Reviews yearly maintenance schedule, recommends improvements, and uses volunteers when possible and/or hires reputable contractors.
Communications Committee. Works to raise the lake community’s awareness of watershed and water quality issues through researching, producing and disseminating information. Identifies and defines priority issues. Provides accurate and timely information about the mission, vision, values, goals and services of the LGA to a variety of constituencies and audiences, including members, government agencies and schools and neighborhood home owners associations.
Development Committee. Cultivates and attracts new donors, plans and executes fundraising campaigns, encourages planned giving and maintains relationships with the LGA's current donor base. As the organization grows and expands programs to protect Lake George, the LGA needs to grow its endowment to achieve increased financial stability. Activities include: stewardship of individuals in the current donor base, cultivating new donors, planning, organizing and executing fund raising campaigns, encouraging planned giving and creating the capability to optimize this vehicle for the benefit of the LGA.
Education and Outreach Committee. Disseminate information and engages people who use the Lake George Basin in an effort to create better stewards of the Lake and its watershed. Oversees the Floating Classroom, LGA Stream Teams (Volunteer stream monitoring/clean-ups), CSLAP (Volunteer Lake Monitoring), Drop-A-Brick-On-Zebra-Mussels Program, Lake Liaison Program, outreach to schools, and presentations to various groups.
Finance Committee. Assists with the management of the LGA finances, the preparation of financial statements, annual budgets and oversees audits and investments.
Government Relations. Coordinates advocacy on issues before LGA committees and interacts with federal and state legislators.
Lake Saving Projects Committee. Assists the project manager with identifying remediation projects in the Lake George watershed. Helpful qualities include: watershed management knowledge, understanding of stormwater management and engineering practices.
Land Use Management Committee.
Membership Committee. Implements membership renewals and new member campaigns. Participates in trade shows and other events to educate and to promote the LGA in the community. The committee seeks and develops other new activities to lead to increased membership and financial support.
Water Quality Committee. Consults with staff regarding the evaluation of water quality and lake-ecology information and providing guidance as to the potential applications to LGA programs and projects. Monitors activities that have the potential to degrade water quality and comments orally and/or in writing when need be. Summarizes regulations relating to water quality from agencies such as the APA, NYS DEC, LGPC, DOH, Public Health Law, and the Warren, Washington, and Essex County Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Advocates for consistent enforcement of current regulations and advocates for improved regulations.
Water Recreation Committee. Seeks to strike a balance between the Lake’s many recreational uses without degradation to the Lake’s water quality or the region’s lake-based economy. Monitors recreational activities that have the potential to degrade water quality and comments orally and/or in writing when necessary. Advocates for consistent enforcement of current regulations and for improved regulations.