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Committee Structure

More than 200 LOWA members serve on 21 standing committees. These volunteers donate their time and experiences, monitor, maintain and improve the infrastructure and amenity programs throughout our community, enforce our Restrictive Covenants and Regulations and carry out projects to support the work of the General Manager and the Board of Directors. The BOD authorizes ad hoc and special committees as needed.

Committee meetings are open to all LOWA members and tenants. Committee membership is restricted to LOW property owners, although tenants may serve as non-voting members. Members serve three-year terms. Most committees consist of five to seven voting members with alternates and advisors as requested by the Chair, and each has an assigned BOD liaison. New officers are elected yearly when the committees reconstitute. If you have an interest in committee work, submit an Application for Committee Membership or pick one up from the LOWA Receptionist at the Holcomb Building. Volunteers are always needed.

Committees who have submitted approved meeting minutes can be read online. Click on the committee name below to take you to the committee page. On each page there's a link on the left to committee minutes.

The current 2012/13 advisory committees.

Reporting to the Board

Board Liaison
Board of Examiners Mike Rugless Mike Rugless
Clubhouse Peter Williams Louisa Rucker
Communications Kerry Sipe Jon Anderson
Environmental Control Dave Francis Mike Rugless
Elections Betty Tabor Louisa Rucker
Equestrian Center Gigi Winslett Louisa Rucker
External Affairs Bruce Kay Ernie Meier
Finance Robert Haring Olive Kelly
Fitness Dan Greene Jon Anderson
Golf Nancy King Mike Rugless
Honor Awards Larry Eiben Jim Walsh
Lakes Julie Wilson Ernie Meier
Legal and Compliance John Barone Dave McKee
Maintenance & Ecology Jeff Flynn Ernie Meier
Nominating Peter Williams (no liaison)
Planning Tom Sheridan Jon Anderson
Pools Carrie Browning Mike Rugless
Rules Clifton Wilkes Olive Kelly
Safety & Security Tim Grant Dave McKee
Tennis Ken Kaltenmark Olive Kelly
Community & Youth Activities Jim Naples Dave McKee

Complete list of committee's membership


The function of a Board Liaison to committees is to:
• Promote effective communication between the committee and the Board.
• Communicate the strategic plan of the Association to the committee
• Foster a collaborative working relationship between the members, management and the Board
• Monitor progress of the committee towards achieving its goals as set out in the Committee Charter
• The Liaison may join in the discussions during the meeting by offering his or her own opinion but never that of the Board
• The Liaison does not speak for the Board. Any statement given to the committee on behalf of the Board must be backed up by documentation of a Board decision.

Robert's Rules of Order:

While it is not a requirement that committees follow Robert's Rules of Order in conducting meetings, it is a recommended method for managing meetings. Visit the Robert's Rules of Order web site for information.
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