2019 LPA Annual Meeting May 11

The 50th annual meeting of the Lake Panorama Association will be Saturday, May 11, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Lake Panorama National conference center. Each year, the LPA annual meeting provides a formal statement of the association’s financial position, plus reports on activities during the past year and plans for the coming year. 

Reports will be given by Jim Spradling, LPA board president; Gary Evans, LPA board treasurer; and John Rutledge, LPA general manager and LPN, LLC director of operations. 

The results of the annual election for the LPA board of directors will be announced at the end of the meeting, and there will be time for audience questions and comments. 

An official announcement of the meeting will be sent to all LPA members in mid-April. Included in this mailing will be a ballot, plus a numbered envelope in which to return the ballot. Ballots must be returned in the numbered envelopes to ensure ballot authenticity. If an envelope is lost, contact the LPA office for a replacement. 

There are no issues this year that require a special vote. The 2019 ballot is simply for electing three members to the LPA board of directors. 

Members are asked to deliver or mail their completed ballot in the numbered envelope to the LPA office before Friday, May 10. This allows the majority of the ballots to be counted in advance of the annual meeting. Ballots also can be brought to the annual meeting.

Three people are running for three seats on the LPA seven-member board. Both Gary Evans and Jim Spradling will be completing their first, three-year terms on the board, and are running for a second term. Neil Wright is seeking to return to the board after serving from 2010 to 2016.  

LPA bylaws require each board candidate to provide a 100-word statement. This year’s candidate statements are printed here in alphabetical order. 

Gary Evans4411 Panorama Drive 

My wife, Kathy and I discovered Lake Panorama in 2005, becoming homeowners in 2008. I am a retired financial planner and I also have extensive experience on boards working with various government entities, national organizations, and non-profits. Three years ago I was elected to serve on the LPA Board and was able to put my experience to work for the people living at the lake. I continue to serve on the Building Codes Committee and for the last two years, I’ve been the Board’s treasurer. I am asking for your vote to allow me to serve a second term. 

Jim Sprading, 7005 Andrews Terrace 

Having served one term on the LPA Board, I would appreciate a second term to continue work on a number of initiatives, including the water plant upgrade, new maintenance building, LPN reorganization, conference center improvement plan, and water quality programs. My objectives are providing progressive leadership, maintaining and enhancing Lake Panorama’s unique amenities, sustaining property values, and enriching quality of life. After receiving bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees from the University of Iowa, I completed a 37-year career in city management. My wife Emily and I have lived full-time since 2013 on the lots we purchased in 2001.

Neil Wright, 5105 Panorama Road

My wife Jolene and I have been property owners since 1995. My early working career was in sales and management of agribusinesses. For the past 35 years I have worked in the solid waste management and recycling industry. Currently, Jolene and I own and operate a solid waste collection and recycling business in Webster City, “The Trashman.” We have 25 employees, 19 trucks on the road per day, doing business in 33 communities and five counties with 20,000 customers. My long time business experience makes me amply qualified to help lead our Association into even greater successes in the future.