Lake Gaston Association - Organization Information
The majority of LGA's work is done at the committee level. Issues or concerns affecting the lake and our members generally fall under one or more of our committees, depending on the nature and scope. As a board, the LGA directs its efforts to those issues of a lake-wide nature, but county specific issues are addressed by the five county directors. Our activities tend to fall within one of the areas designated in our "Focus Items" link.
In February 2006 and again in October 2009, the LGA surveyed its members via email to solicit input on the areas the LGA should rank as a top priority for activity. The Results of the Focus Items Survey are provided HERE.
Some of the past and current activity where the LGA has become involved, represented, and influenced decision makers on issues and concerns include: aquatic weed control, community and water safety, environmental issues, fishing quality, water levels, boating safety, county services, government funding, taxes, land and water zoning, and the past relicensing process. The ACTIVITIES page of our website will provide a better understanding of the activities and accomplishments of the LGA.
All Lake Gaston residents are encouraged to join & support the LGA in its efforts to protect and enhance property values and Lake enjoyment. Our BENEFITS page provides more details.
Board of Directors
Members of the Lake Gaston Association are represented by a Board of Directors, composed of five directors representing each county, of which no more than one position may be filled by an at large director (a director who is not required to own property in the county he is representing). Directors are expected to be active in their county/community, routinely seek the views, issues and concerns of their constituents, and bring them to the attention of the Board. Directors routinely represent the LGA at local government meetings and the meetings of other lake-related organizations as appropriate. The Board takes action on lake-wide issues, while county directors usually action on county specific issues or concerns. The Board is administered by a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, elected from the membership of the Board.
One Director in each county serves as the County Coordinator of that county’s Directors. He is responsible for organizing and directing the activities of his Directors, including assigning Directors to cover government meetings, writing or reviewing meeting reports to share with LGA members, and meeting as needed to determine plans of action concerning county issues and concerns. The County Coordinator serves on the Government Relations Committee.
Most of the actual work of the LGA is done within its seven committees – four of which, Environment, Public Safety, Planning and Development and Government Relations are operational, and three, Membership, Marketing and Nominating are administrative/support. Committees are composed of Directors, who generally serve on at least two, and non Directors - LGA member volunteers. Chairmen of committees must be Directors.
The Board meets monthly at 9:30 a.m. at Lake Gaston Baptist Church on Hwy. 903, one mile north of Eaton Ferry Bridge. Guest speakers are invited to address lake-related topics, and Committee Chairs provide reports of their activities. These meetings are open to the public and attendance is encouraged. The Board also conducts an Annual Membership Meeting, usually the second Saturday in June. Members in attendance are able to vote on Director appointments/reappointments, changes to by-laws, and other pending business issues. Annual Committee reports are presented, and pertinent guest speakers are on hand to make presentations and answer questions. Committees meet monthly as outlined in Committee pages on this website.
The Lake Gaston Association is always in need of additional experience and expertise within its Committees and on its Board of Directors. If you are interested in finding out how you can contribute, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.