STANDING COMMITTEES


EMERGENCY SERVICES & SAFETY: MAUREEN DANIELS, CHAIR

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* Maureen (Mo) has chaired the Emergency Services committee since 2011.

* Learning to boat on the Potomac, Mo was looking for investment property within a couple of hours of Northern Virginia.  Purchasing the property in 1992, she built her house in 1993 enjoying the lake as often as she could until her retirement in 2002 after 30 years teaching fifth and sixth grades in Fairfax County.  She moved here full-time in 2003.

* In addition to LACA, Mo is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla #87 where she teaches safe boating classes and runs patrols.  She is also a member of the Lake Anna Advisory Committee’s Navigation subcommittee.  She also enjoys water sports and yard work.


Emergency Services & Safety: Jean McCormick, vice chair

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* Jean has served as the vice chairman of the Emergency Services committee since 2012.

* An avid boater, Jean has owned property at the lake since in 1993, moving to the lake full time in 2003 after retiring from Fairfax County Public Schools.

* Jean has also served as chair of the Lake Anna Advisory Committee’s Water Safety and Navigation subcommittee for eight years where she is responsible for monitoring the safety markers on the lake including all Hazard buoys and the No Wake buoys at the bridges.  She is also a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 87, Lake Anna where she teaches Safe Boating Classes and runs Safety patrols on the lake.


Environmental Preservation: Mike Rigdon, chair

 Mike Rigdon, Mineral/Louisa Regional Director

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* Mike has been the Environmental Preservation Committee chair since 2018 and the Mineral/Louisa regional director since April 2017.

* He retired to Lake Anna after a career in metallurgical engineering and materials science where he worked with the Air Force’s Aerospace Research Laboratory, Babcock and Wilcox and the Institute of Defense Analyses.


Environmental Preservation: Ron Skinner, vice chair

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* Ron has served as vice chair of the committee since shortly after its re-formation in 2018.

* Spending vacations and weekends at Lake Anna beginning in 1987, Ron purchased property in 1997, built in 2000 and moved to the lake full time in 2004.  He enjoys spending time with the grandchildren, boating, gardening, cooking, birding, and volunteer work.

* Ron has also served as a member of the Navigation and Safety Committee for five years and as a Water Quality Monitoring team member for three years.

* He volunteers with the Louisa County Board of Elections as Elk Creek Precinct Chief Officer, is a founding member of Citizens for New Bridge Fire & Rescue Station and the Foundation for Lake Anna Emergency Services where he serves on the Board of Directors.


Fireworks: Mike May, chair

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* Mike and Kathy May are native Virginians.  Mike graduated from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and Kathy from William and Mary.  The two married in 1990 and live in Glen Allen, a suburb of Richmond.  They first discovered Lake Anna in 1993 after purchasing a boat. In 1995, Mike and Kathy bought a house on the lake and named it “Mayview”. 

*They joined LACA in 1996. 

*After enjoying the Lake Anna 25th Anniversary Celebration fireworks, they were eager to see it become an annual event.  With backgrounds in marketing and advertising, they volunteered to lead the fundraising campaign for the LACA Fireworks Committee.  A few years later, Mike became Chairman of the Committee and still serves in that position today.


Fireworks: Craig DiSesa, vice chair

* Craig is currently serving as vice chair of the committee.

* Being an avid water sports enthusiast, Craig and his wife, Heather purchased their property in 2007 after looking for two years for just the right lake.

* In addition to the Fireworks Committee, Craig also volunteered with the LACA Water Quality Monitoring team from 2015-2017 as part of a team that monitored on the Waste Heat Treatment Facility. 

* When the couple were looking for property, one of the requirements was a desire to share it with local ministries.  Over the past 13 years they have invited church groups and ministry teams to experience the beauty and serenity of Lake Anna from their property near the dam.


Land Use: Allan Lassiter, chair

Allan Lassiter, Belmont Regional Director

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* Allan has served as the Belmont regional director since 2018

* Chairman of the Land Use committee since 2015, Allan also worked with the Lake Level committee exploring the impacts an additional unit at North Anna would have to the water level and its associated activities

* Allan and his wife, Joan, started coming to the lake in 1996 when they purchased a boat and stored it at Pleasants Landing, less than an hour from their home in Short Pump.  In 1999 they purchased a lot, building in 2002 and moving here full-time in 2010.

* A love for water skiing until a knee replacement recently, Allan now entertains others who enjoy water sports.  He also likes yard work and maintenance projects and jet skiing when not vising his son in South Carolina.

* Allan is also involved with the Lake Anna Advisory Committee, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Louisa County Resource Council and the Louisa County Historical Society in addition to serving as president of his Property Owners Association


Marketing & Membership: Irene Luck

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* Irene assumed the role of chairman of marketing and membership in 2015.

* Irene has been involved with LACA since its inception in the early 1990s when invited by founder Jack Bertron to cover the inaugural meeting for The Central Virginian newspaper.  She worked with the Hospitality committee for several years at its annual meeting before the committee was combined to form marketing and membership.

* She holds the unique status of being a native of Louisa County and experienced the growth of Lake Anna from its inception.  Her family’s farm was partially flooded when the lake filled and she still lives within a few miles of the family’s ancestral home and her own childhood home.

* A love for the water, she enjoyed a variety of water sports growing up and now relishes watching her family enjoy the lake and the many activities it offers.

* Irene is also involved with Mineral Baptist Church, Louisa County Resource Council, Mineral Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary, Santa Council, and Louisa County Ruritan Club.


Newsletter: J. D. Edwards

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* J.D. has served as the quarterly newsletter editor since 2009.

* He purchased property at the lake in 2007 and enjoys spending time with family and friends.  He also enjoys volunteering, genealogy, and construction projects.

* He is a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church where he serves as a trustee, and volunteers with Adult Community Education, Louisa County Resource Council serving as secretary, Habitat for Humanity, and the Fluvanna/Louisa Housing Foundation.


Water Quality: Mike Gelber, co-chair

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* Mike has served as co-chair of the Water Quality committee since January 2020. 

* He has been a member of the Water Quality team since 2018.

* Mike has owned property at Lake Anna since 2005 and moved here full-time in 2017.  A life-long desire to live on the lake brought Mike to the area.

* Fishing, gardening, growing orchids, baking, and cooking are among Mike’s hobbies when he’s not on the lake.

* Mike is a member of the Louisa County Master Gardeners, Trout Unlimited, Fly Fishers of Virginia, and the Virginia Orchid Society.


Water Quality: Harry Looney, co-chair

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* Harry recently joined the board as co-chair of the Water Quality committee.

* Purchasing a lot in 2004, Harry spent several years improving the property before building a weekend residence in 2008.  In 2018 he completed construction on the home and moved to the lake full-time.

* Retiring from the Army in 1997, Harry decided Virginia would be his home when he was reassigned to Northern Virginia in 1995 and he started looking for lakefront property near D.C.  Having spent many childhood summers at lakes in Michigan, he knew he wanted to be near the water when he retired.  Still working part-time as a defense contractor, Harry plans to fully retire in 2021 so he can enjoy the lake more.

* Harry enjoys woodworking projects, beekeeping, hiking, shooting, and other outdoor activities.

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