At the Wednesday, June 3, 2015 OWLA General Membership meeting, elections for Board Member seats will take place. All OWLA members are encouraged to attend and place your vote.
We meet at 7pm at the Springside Inn, Rte. 38.
The OWLA Nominating Committee presents the 2015 Slate of Nominees for OWLA Board
Member positions. The term is June 2015 – 2018.
Following is information on each nominee.
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- Bob Brower seeks the opportunity to continue work on the restoration and protection of Owasco Lake, as is
the mission of OWLA. “I see this as a way of serving an additional commitment to the Finger Lakes Region, a
purpose that differs only in scale from OWLA’s mission. If I am to return to the OWLA Board, I expect that the
three year period of service will include exciting progress on membership, funding, new organizational
partnerships, and additional administrative capacity. The point of all this of course is to put this organizational
progress in service to the mission. As the current Vice-President I am given the amazing opportunity to work
with OWLA’s multiple programs and dedicated volunteers. All of this helps link the organizational aspects to
the mission and brings me great personal satisfaction. "
- Terry Lattimore seeks reelection to the board. He has 30 years experience working in the Environmental field
dealing with Fortune 100 companies in all aspects of reducing their exposure to environmental liabilities by setting up
many waste minimization programs that utilized recycling and alternative manufacturing practices.
- Ken Post has always been awed by the beauty of our environment in its pristine state and saddened by
what can happen to it as a result of unregulated development. The condition of our lake is a reflection and
constant reminder of what is happening in our society. People who seem to be uncaring about environmental
issues are often unaware of the effects of their own actions or the cumulative environmental impact of
communities without adequate safeguards for that environment. He became a member of OWLA primarily to
educate himself and has become more aware of the issues concerning the lake. He has learned quite a lot and
also sees the need to raise the level of community awareness concerning our environment.
- Lance Robson is the current Chairman of the NYS Fish and Wildlife Management Board. This board advises
the State of New York and landowners on matters of fish, wildlife and habitat management and sporting
access. He is a member of the working group developing and implementing the Adirondack Regional Aquatic
Invasive Species Prevention Program and a member of the Great Lakes Climate Change Scenario Planning
working group. He is involved in several other habitat and water quality initiatives, invasive species
introduction and spread prevention efforts.
- Keith Welch writes; Dear OWLA members. Thanks for your consideration in the upcoming election of your
Board. I would like to remain on the slate for the following reasons: my positions of Deputy Supervisor in the
Town of Scipio, Scipio representative to the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council, Chair of the
Cayuga County Planning Board and a Cayuga County Legislature appointment to the five county consortium,
Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board, ensures that I am at the table with many players
in the quest to save our lake. These opportunities for advocacy are not something to take lightly and Owasco
Lake is always at the base of any discussion.