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Welcome to Lake Waynoka!

Off the beaten path, Lake Waynoka is a peaceful, relaxing private lake community that has an abundance of featured amenities and events at your fingertips all year long.

Water and sewer lines travel near all roads and allow for hookup throughout the lake. With 2,400 acres, nearly 4,000 lots, over 50 miles of paved roads and over 850 homes, Lake Waynoka is a perfect place to build a full time residence, the relaxing summer retreat, or your gateway into healthy and soothing activities.


Administration Office Maintenance Department Lodge/Restaurant Security Office Campground WRWSD Plant Chapel Marina Beach Lounge Outdoor Pools Health & Rec Center Backgate Squaw Valley Red Cloud Little Chief Quachita Pontiac Little Turtle Geronimo Hiawatha Little Crow Kiddie Corral Tomahawk
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Administration Office

(937-446-3232)

Administration Office
Office Entrance
Administration Office Drive-thru Window & Night Drop Box
Drive-thru w/ night drop box for member convenience

Located at our front gate, the administration office for WPOA and WRWSD handles inquiries regarding billing, regulations, property management and lots for sale by WPOA.

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

STAFF

Paul Cahall, General Manager; paul@lakewaynoka.com

Vickie Johnson, Office Manager; vickie@lakewaynoka.com

Kay Bundy, Administrative Assistant, WRWSD; kay@lakewaynoka.com

Christine Anderson, Newsletter Editor; christine@lakewaynoka.com

Regina Dash, Events / Marketing Director; events@lakewaynoka.com

Aj Hartley, I.T. System Administrator; aj@lakewaynoka.com


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Backgate

Administration Office
Backgate Entrance & Exit
Administration Office Drive-thru Window & Night Drop Box
Backgate Entrance with turn-around
Administration Office
Guests, Boats, Campers and Trailers, this is not the entrance you are looking for
Administration Office Drive-thru Window & Night Drop Box
Backgate Catch-Gate Entrance

Our backgate allows entrance into the lake using RFID technology. It is monitored remotely by security staff 24/7.

Complemented by a backup generator, the entire backgate is self sustaining (does not need internet or electric to continue to operate), thus ensuring members can enter and exit, 365 days a year.

The catch-gate entrance was implemented so people could no longer bypass Security with their boat or camper.

Anyone can leave out the backgate, but only members with electronic stickered (RFID) vehicles may enter.

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Health & Rec Center

(937-446-1778)

Administration Office
Welcome to the Health & Recreation Center
Administration Office Drive-thru Window & Night Drop Box
Game Room
Administration Office Drive-thru Window & Night Drop Box
Game Room
Administration Office Drive-thru Window & Night Drop Box
Game Room
Administration Office Drive-thru Window & Night Drop Box
Fitness Room
Administration Office Drive-thru Window & Night Drop Box
Fitness Room
Administration Office Drive-thru Window & Night Drop Box
Indoor Pool & Jacuzzi
Administration Office Drive-thru Window & Night Drop Box
Parking lot behind the Rec Center for basketball, baseball, tennis, pickleball, pavilion, and playground access
Administration Office Drive-thru Window & Night Drop Box
Plenty to choose from whether outside or inside the Rec Center
Administration Office Drive-thru Window & Night Drop Box
Gymnasium
Administration Office Drive-thru Window & Night Drop Box
Rec Center Pavilion
Administration Office Drive-thru Window & Night Drop Box
Pickleball / Tennis Courts

The Health and Recreation Center is our facility that offers fun and fitness to the entire family. The amenities offered include a game room filled with video games, billiards, and shuffleboard. The fitness room is fully equipped with quality treadmills, elliptical machines, recumbent bike, nautilus circuit, as well as an area designated only to free weights.

The facility also boasts a complete full size gymnasium equipped not only for basketball, but also shuffleboard, volleyball, tennis and pickleball. The indoor aerobic pool is coupled with a full luxury-size jacuzzi, along with locker rooms equipped with showers, bathrooms, a dressing area, and lockers. Located adjacent to our three outdoor pools, the Health and Recreation Center has helped to make our community a year around experience.

Outdoor pools open at 12 pm(noon), Monday - Thursday; 11 am Friday - Sunday.

The pavilion can be rented out for $10/hr, and the gym for $75/hr. Any class/event(excluding open gym) cost $5 for guests. Please call for details.

To use the indoor pool and jacuzzi, you must call to reserve a spot; Maximum occupancy in room is 6 people

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday: 7 am - 9 pm
Tuesday: 7 am - 9 pm
Wednesday: 7 am - 9 pm
Thursday: 7 am - 9 pm
Friday: 7 am - 9 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 9 pm
Sunday: 8 am - 9 pm

STAFF

Dana Bramel, Rec Center Supervisor; danab@lakewaynoka.com


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Security Building

(937-446-3214)

Security Building
Security Building

Located at our front gate, the security building handles access into the lake. It houses both Lake Waynoka Police Department ( LWPD ) and security staff, whose function is to provide a safe and secure environment for residents and guests of the lake.

To arrange for security checks of your house while you are away from the lake, complete the Security House Check Request Form and take it, with your payment, to the administration office.

Guests, campers, and boats, please use left lane gate. Right lane gate is only for members electronic stickered (RFID) vehicles.

BUSINESS HOURS

24/7

STAFF

David Wallace, Chief of LWPD & Security; chief@lakewaynoka.com


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Campground

(937-446-2887)

Campground Building View 1
Campground Office
(Walk up window on front right side of building)
Campground Playground
Campground Playground
Inside the Campground View
Plenty of Pads, Plenty of Space

Our campground boasts a total of 261 pads, including 88 full hookup sites (electric, water and sewer), 173 sites with electric & water fillup service. We have a large shower house located in the center of our grounds, with 4 satellite bathrooms conveniently located throughout the facilities.

Our playground consists of half-court basketball, swings, teeter-toter, gym and slide, sandbox and space for football, baseball, volleyball and more. Included in the campground is a pavilion with electric hookup which is publicly available for parties, cookouts, reunions and more by reserving the space with the campground office.

The Campground is not open to the public. Camping fees are due, in advance, the first of each month or can be paid annually.

Camping Season - April 1st to November 1st
Winter Storage - November 1st to April 1st

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

STAFF

Laura Gast, Campground Manager; campground@lakewaynoka.com


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WRWSD Plant

(937-446-3256)

WRWSD Plant
WRWSD Plant

The hub for our water and sewer operation, the WRWSD Plant supplies the lake with water and sewer services.

Recent additions to the plant include a back-up diesel generator and a granulated activated carbon filter. Recent additions to the system include a 6" water connection to the Brown County Rural Water Association for emergency back-up water supply, and electronic digital water meters.

For grinder pump issues, please call and report it to Security.

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

STAFF

George Culver, Utilities Superintendent; george@lakewaynoka.com


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Chapel

Campground Building
Chapel Building

The Chapel is located on Yuma Drive (intersection with Mule Drive) and holds services every Sunday at 10:00 am. This is a non-denominational church. All are welcome!

Minister: Ron Stephens

Sunday Church Service: 10:00 am
Wednesday Evening Service: 7:00 pm

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Marina

(937-446-4429)

Marina View 1
Waynoka Marina
Marina View 2
Hungry? Need fuel or boat work done? Stop by the marina for all your 'on the water' needs!

Centrally located on the lake at 14 Beach Cove, the marina provides maintenance and repair services for boats, and operates a general store and a marine gas dock. A privately run business. For service, fuel, or questions, call Mike at 937-725-8116. Indoor/outdoor boat storage and shrink wrap available.

BUSINESS HOURS

Store
Closed
Mechanic Shop
Monday: 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm
Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: By Appointment Only

Marina Owner

Mike Napier


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The Beach

The Beach
Beach House
Beach House (Restrooms + Rinsing Station for when you get out of the water)

Come walk in the sand and relax in the shade under an umbrella. our beach allows you to unwind right in the heart of Brown County.

The beach closes at sunset.

No Lifeguard On Duty
SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK


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Lounge

(937-446-2012)

Waynoka Lounge Building
Welcome to the Waynoka Lounge
Main Bar View 1
Main Bar Area
Main Bar View 2
Have a seat and order a drink! No peer pressure though, we do serve Coca-Cola products
Main Bar View 3
Billiards Tables Area
Billiards Tournament Anyone? Ask bartender for more details
Lounge Dance Area View 1
Dance Area
Lounge Dance Area View 2
Dance Area
Lounge Outdoor Patio & Horseshoe/Cornhole Area
Horseshoe and Cornhole Tournaments go on during the summer months outside by the patio area

Adjacent to the Rec Center and Lodge, the Lounge opens in the evening and caters to those who wish to enjoy a few drinks and the company of other patrons.Come try our new wine selection and daily drink specials.

Check our facebook page for monthly entertainment, updates, and/or changes.

Must be 21 or older to enter.

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday: 4 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday: 4 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday: 4 pm - 9 pm
Thursday: 4 pm - 10 pm
Friday: 3 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: 3 pm - 10 pm
Sunday: 4 pm - 8 pm

STAFF

Laura McDowell, Lounge Manager


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Lodge / Restaurant

(937-446-3774)

Lodge Building
Lodge / Restaurant
Main Area in the Lodge
Main Area in the Lodge
Lodge Conference Room
Conference Room
Lodge WiFi Reading Room
WiFi Reading Room
Restaurant Dine-In Area View 1
Welcome to Angela's Curbside by the Lake Restaurant
Restaurant Dine-In Area View 2
The only thing that beats the restaurants ambience is the food
Restaurant Dine-In Area View 3
Grab a seat and enjoy a proper cooked meal (Also do carry-out)

Lodge

Adjacent to the Lounge and Rec Center, the Lodge houses the restaurant, while also accomodating meetings, events, club activities, and the occasional reading of a good book by the fireplace.

Security staff unlocks the building every day at 7 am.

If you are interested in renting out the lodge for a party/event/meeting ($100 deposit; $50 per hour), please call the administration office, or email events@lakewaynoka.com


Restaurant - Angela's Curbside by the Lake

the restaurant serves residents and guests a wide variety of dishes and specials. A privately run business.

RESTAURANT HOURS

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 9 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 9 pm
Friday: 11 am - 9 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 9 pm
Sunday: 8 am - 9 pm

Restaurant Owners

Angela & Scott Applegate


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Outdoor Pools

Health & Rec Center's Outdoor Pools
Welcome to the Health & Rec Center's Outdoor Pools
Kiddie Pool
Kiddie Pool
Main Pool
Main Pool
Waterslide View
The one waterslide view the family wont forget
Seniors Pool
Adults Only Pool
restaurant window view
Convenient restaurant pool-side window walk-up

Bring the family and enjoy the outdoor pools. Admission is $7 per member guest; members just need to present their member card at the Health & Rec Center walk-up window.

Children 2 and under get in for free

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday: 12 pm(noon) - 9:00 pm
Tuesday: 12 pm(noon) - 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 12 pm(noon) - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 12 pm(noon) - 9:00 pm
Friday: 11 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 9:00 pm

STAFF

Evelyn Arthur, Lifeguard Supervisor; evelyn@lakewaynoka.com


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Maintenance

(937-446-3558)

Maintenance Building
Maintenance Building

The Maintenance Department provides a wide variety of services for the lake, including dredging of the lake, limited brush pickups, dirt deliveries, and the maintenance of all facilities, roads, mowing, etc.

In 2010 a new maintenance building was constructed to house the department and to provide in-door storage for equipment, which includes a grader, back-hoe, snow plows, and mowing tractors.

For brush pickups and dirt deliveries, please call the administration office.

BUSINESS HOURS
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

STAFF

Marty Chadwell, Maintenance Supervisor; marty@lakewaynoka.com


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Little Turtle

Little Turtle Road Sign
Little Turtle Area View
Gravel path leads to the dock.
Little Turtle Pavilion
Little Turtle Pavilion
Little Turtle on the water view
On the water view

Dock Features



Free To Use

Grill

Restroom

Rentable Pavilion

Water

A popular choice for family picnics and group gatherings, this location is conveniently located near our front gate. The shelter accommodates large groups.


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Kiddie Corral

Kiddie Corral Road Sign
Kiddie Corral Area View
Kiddie Corral Dock

Dock Features



Free To Use

Grill

Rentable Pavilions

Restroom

A favorite for the young at heart, Kiddie Corral offers 4 pavilions and tranquility the whole family can enjoy. Like Little Turtle, this location is ideal for large group gatherings.


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Tomahawk

Tomahawk Road Sign
Tomahawk Area View
Tomahawk Dock
Tomahawk Area View
Tomahawk Dock
Tomahawk Area View
On the water view

Dock Features



Rentable Dock

Grill

With a large number of boat docks, this location allows for boaters to pull off from a day of fishing or relaxing and rest with the land lovers. A grill allows for a quick meal.


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Little Crow

Little Crow Road Sign
Little Crow Area View
Little Crow Dock
Little Crow On the water view
On the water view

Dock Features



Rentable Dock

Grill

These newly built docks are rented out on a yearly basis with 20 reserved dock locations. A favorite fishing spot for property owners.


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Hiawatha

Hiawatha Road Sign
Hiawatha Area View
Hiawatha Dock
Hiawatha on the dock view
Hiawatha on the dock view

Dock Features



Free To Use

A private, secluded dock area, that allows for quiet relaxation and is a favorite to get in a quick fish.


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Geronimo

Geronimo Road Sign
Geronimo Area View
Geronimo Dock
Geronimo Area View
Geronimo Dock
Geronimo on the water view
On the water view

Dock Features



Free To Use

Grill

This extended dock location allows for grabbing a quick meal on the grill.


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Pontiac

Pontiac Road Sign
Pontiac area view
Pontiac Dock
Pontiac on the water view
On the water view
Pontiac on the water view
On the water view

Dock Features



Free To Use

Grill

These newly built docks are available for public use. The docks are lighted for safety and convenience.


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Quachita

Quachita Road Sign
Quachita Area View
Quachita Dock
Quachita on the water view
On the water view

Dock Features



Rentable Dock

Free To Use

Grill

Containing a wrap around dock, this location offers 10 reserved dock spots, 10 free to use spots, and is off the main path of boating, which allows for tranquil enjoyment.


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Little Chief

Litle Chief Road Sign
Litle Chief Area View
Little Chief Dock
Litle Chief Side View
Little Chief Dock
Litle Chief on the water view
On the water view

Dock Features



Rentable Dock

Grill

Located across the lake from the marina, Little Chief has 16 reserved dock spots and tables under the shaded trees for an exceptional soothing benefit.


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Red Cloud

Red Cloud Road Sign
Red Cloud Area View
Red Cloud Dock
Red Cloud on the water view
On the water view

Dock Features



Rentable Dock

Grill

Restroom

These newly built docks are rented out on a yearly basis with 32 reserved dock spots. The docks are lighted for safety and convenience.


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Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley Road Sign
Squaw Valley Area View
Squaw Valley Dock
Squaw Valley Area View
On the water view

Dock Features



Free To Use

Grill

Nestled in a cove, this dock location allows for rest from a long, hard day of enjoying the scenery.


History

Ed Wren Jr. was the developer and owner of American Realty Service Corp of Memphis, Tennessee. He had the desire to build a multi-million dollar homesite and recreational project. He called the project Lake Waynoka and by April 1970 he had purchased 2,400 acres of property. After purchasing the property a large construction crew set out creating the 290 acre lake by damming Straight Creek. They were also busy constructing 45 miles of roads that sectioned off the lake into 4,000 lots and recreation areas.

There was a large push to advertise the community. Billboards could be seen in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and West Virginia. Sales centers were set up in all the major cities and sales personnel had dinner parties, gave away TV sets, fur stoles, and other merchandise to promote sales. One of the features that set Lake Waynoka apart from other resorts was the campground. "The sales approach was INVEST NOW and enjoy your investment by camping today - Build later for retirement."

During the early 1970s the project was moving ahead with many new landowners. However, the project slowed down during 1974 and there was concern from the homeowners, campers, and the Waynoka Property Owners Association. The Civic Club was also formed during this time to facilitate communication between the property owners and developer. At this time the Lake was 95% complete.

On August 8, 1975 the employees of the Lake were advised to go home and shut down operations because American Realty would be filing bankruptcy at a later date. During this time security continued to work without pay. Efforts were made to hold our first election and we had our first WPOA Board of Trustees. By April, 1976, the Lake was back in full operation and our first manager had been hired.

National American Corp. (NACO) purchased the 1,000 unsold lots from the bankruptcy trustee and set up a subsidiary company called Waynoka Development Corp. NACO was going to help finish installing the waterlines on Yuma Drive and finish selling the lots. NACO was involved in the Lake community until 1983 when they moved out.

On December 2, 1978 there was an agreement to purchase Waynoka Utilities Inc. from the Ohio Water Development Authority. Since this time the Waynoka Regional Water & Sewer District has made many upgrades including construction of the central sewage system which eliminated the need for individual septic systems.

  • Staffed by full time administration, recreational, maintenance, security and police department, our community provides superb amenities to the entire community.
  • A 24-hour private gate, operated by our security and police department, monitors access to the lake and in addition patrols the entire lake in intervals,giving property owners peace of mind.
  • Located in the Eastern Brown School District, which includes elementary locations in Russellville and Sardinia and both middle and high schools only a short drive away.
  • Residents allow their children the opportunity to attend an outstanding school district right in their own backyard. Eastern Brown schools have a long tradition of being recognized in academics, activities and sports.

Governance

Lake Waynoka is a property owners association governed by the WPOA Board of Trustees. This nine person board is elected from and by the property owners in good standing, and meets each month to conduct the associations business and to discuss current issues and future plans.

The Board or the President may authorize various standing and ad hoc committees to assist in the day-to-day operation of the WPOA. The committees are comprised of trustees and members of the association.

Governing Body

Committees

Lake Advisory Committee

This committee is responsible for, under Code of Regulations, Article VII, Section 14, to:

  • Advise acceptable options for lake erosion control to members
  • Assist the Building Committee and Lake Manager in shore line protection for WPOA's Lake Property
  • Perform studies of the lake on, but not limited to, lake ecology, dredging, environmental concerns, using outside consultants when necessary
  • Writing, maintaining, and submitting to the Rules and Regulation Committee the WATERCRAFT Rules and Regulations

The committee prepares the Lake Waynoka Boating & Fishing Guide which is given to each person who registers a boat at the lake. Copies are available at the administration office and the Security Building.

Long Range Planning Committee

The LRPC is authorized under the Code of Regulations, Article VII, Section 12. The responsibility of this committee is to:

  • Create and maintain WPOA's 'Long Range Planning Document'. This document is to be updated annually, and consists of two parts: (1) a narrative section which addresses WPOA community Vision, Goals and Objectives, together with comments on any long range planning issues, opportunities, or proposed projects and: (2) a budgetary forecast of anticipated revenues and expenses reasonably projected over the upcoming five years for each assessment account.
  • Present the Long Range Planning Document, as defined above and covering the defined forecast periods, to the Board for the Board’s consideration and, if subsequently changed during the first forecast year, update as requested by the WPOA Board.

Membership on this committee is an opportunity to become actively involved in the Lake Waynoka community and assist the WPOA Board in determining the direction and future success of Lake Waynoka as a desirable community. If you are interested in being a member of this committee please email lrpc@lakewaynoka.com.

Building Committee

The Building Committee is responsible for creating, maintaining, and enforcing the Subdivision's Building Code, which must be approved by the WPOA Board. The committee derives its authority from Article VII, Section 11 of the Code of Regulations.

Building Permits are to be properly executed, and along with the required fees, submitted to the WPOA Manager for approval. The manager then submits permits to the committee for approval or disapproval. Disallowed Building Permits may be appealed to the board by the member.

An Approved Building Permit must be obtained by the member before exterior construction can proceed. Interior remodeling of a member's domicile does not require a Building Permit.

It is strongly recommended that members read the Building Prerequisites, Building Code, and the Waynoka Restrictive Covenants prior to developing plans for construction. The Building Permit and other related documents are on our Documents Page and can also be obtained at the administration office.

Rules & Regulations Committee

The Rules & Regulations Committee derives its responsibility and authority from the Code of Regulations, Article VII, Section 13. The responsibility of this committee is to:

  • Review and update all regulatory documents of the WPOA
  • Obtain the necessary approval before implementing any new/changed restrictions
  • The exception to the Rules and Regulations Committee's far reaching authority is the contents of the Building Code

The committee meets from time to time on an as-needed basis.

Election Inspectors & Nominating Committee

The Election Inspectors & Nominating Committee derives its authority from the Code of Regulations, Article IV; Article V, Section 4. The responsibility of this committee is to:

  • Conduct the election process of WPOA Trustees and for any other special elections that may be necessary for the WPOA and requested by the WPOA Board of Trustees. As a courtesy, they also conduct elections for the WRWSD
  • Inform members of all upcoming elections
  • Ensure the integrity of the vote count

The Election Procedures Manual (Rules & Regulations Vol. 3) enumerates the current procedures in detail for conducting elections.

Current Election Inspectors: Margi Borgman and David Patton

Nominating Committee Chair: Nan McHugh

You know what they say, it's better to wake at the lake, than to never have waked at all