LAKE GEORGE, NY – The Lake George Association Board of Directors has re-elected Carla Burhoe as President of the Board and Peter Menzies as Executive Vice President of the Board for the 2019-2020 term. The election was held at the LGA Board of Directors organizational meeting in late August.
Burhoe and her husband, Tom, own Canoe Island Lodge in Diamond Point, a resort that was founded by Carla Burhoe’s mother and father, Jane and Bill Busch, in 1946. Carla and Tom took the property over in 1997.
Menzies and his wife, Gretchen, own small businesses in Bedford, NY, and he and his family are long-time residents of Bolton Landing.
“I am thankful to my fellow board members for electing me again to lead the LGA Board of Directors,” said Burhoe. “With a mission of protection and a 134-year-old legacy of action, the Lake George Association still has much to accomplish to protect Lake George water quality.”
“I am pleased to be doing my part to help protect the Lake’s water,” she said. “As we noted at our Annual Meeting in August, there is still a lot of work to do to protect the Lake from human influence. The LGA Board and staff are committed to continued long-term protection of Lake George.”
Menzies said, “The Lake George Association is strong because of our 2,000-plus members – individuals, families and businesses who support our work ensuring Lake George is healthy now and that problems with water quality are fixed promptly and efficiently. I am proud to continue to serve our members and support our staff’s work.”
The LGA spent more than $660,000 in 2018 on projects and programs to protect Lake George’s water quality, and is on track to do the same or more in 2019 because of membership support and because of grants we received.
“We are looking forward to Carla and Peter’s assistance and support for the LGA’s work in the coming year and thank them for their previous leadership,” said Walt Lender, Executive Director.
“When we have involved, interested and supportive board members, the Lake George Association organization continues to grow and stay strong,” Lender added. “Our Board of Directors directly contribute to our ability to get the message out about preserving and conserving the precious water quality of our Class AA-Special Lake.”
William Dutcher of Pilot Knob was re-elected as Vice President, and Bob de Buys of Hague and Birmingham, AL, was re-elected as Treasurer and also takes on the Secretary duties for the 2019-20 term.
The Lake George Association is the oldest and most experienced lake protection organization in the country, whose members support water quality protection, water quality monitoring, education and lake-friendly living programs that benefit the watershed from Lake George Village to Ticonderoga.
All the money raised by the Lake George Association goes to projects and programs that benefit the Lake and the watershed, protecting Lake George water quality now and in the future.