The Shadow Lake Association (SLA) is a member-supported non-profit organization dedicated to improving the understanding and management of Shadow Lake for its long-term environmental health.
The purpose of the Shadow Lake Association is to promote, develop, and conserve matters of common interest to all people of the Town of Glover, County of Orleans, State of Vermont, and to cooperate with elected Town officials to accomplish beneficial results to the Town and in particular to the Shadow Lake area to the mutual advantage and benefit of all.
The SLA Board of Directors is empowered to manage the affairs of the Association and consists of four officers–President, Vice President (one or more), Secretary, Treasurer—and at least six other Directors, all of whom shall be property owners on or adjacent to Shadow Lake. Board members are elected by the Association’s members at the annual meeting, typically held on the second Saturday of July in the evening from approximately 5-8 pm.
Directors serve a three-year term and are eligible for election to a second consecutive term. No Director may serve more than six consecutive years without a one-year break in such service.
The Board meets on average six times per year which includes the July Annual Business Meeting. It meets once per month from May through September on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to approximately noon.
The SLA Board of Directors dedicate themselves to leading by example in being responsible stewards of Shadow Lake, and making decisions in terms of the public interest while steering the organization through sound governance and financial management practices.
Responsibilities and Requirements of a Director of the SLA include:
- Be a member in good standing of The Shadow Lake Association, including dues paid;
- Provide leadership and act as a liaison and source of information for all SLA members and refer any comment or question back to the Board and President;
- Attend and participate actively in Board meetings, at a minimum of four times per year;
- Be willing to occasionally host a Board meeting, as we have no permanent meeting place; Assist in coordinating and participate as needed in the Annual Meeting;
Collaborate with other members to work on a standing committee as designated by the President;
- Volunteer to assist with various lake projects;
- Be willing to attend training sessions and workshops related to Shadow Lake and its watershed improvement.
SLA Board of Directors Code of Ethics:
- Recognize that all authority is vested in the full board only when it meets in session.
- Respect the opinion of my fellow board members.
- Consider myself a “trustee” of the organization and do my best to ensure that it is well- maintained, financially secure, and always operating in the best interest of those we represent.
Please contact any SLA Director if you have questions about any of the above.
If you wish to submit your name for consideration for the position of Director please complete this registration form and submit it.
~Thank you for your interest in helping to care for Shadow Lake.