The Beaver Lake Improvement Association (BLIA) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes education and awareness of ecological and environmental issues that concern Beaver Lake, and the Beaver Lake Watershed area.
The BLIA is dedicated to providing education, information, and recreation to its members and the community; and to securing social and financial resources for the betterment of Beaver Lake, and the continued quality of life for both residents and visitors a like.
Meet the Board
- Steven Anthony, President
- Kevin Dudley, Vice President
- Patty Crothers, Secretary
- Shannon Anthony, Treasurer
- Rob Tompkins, Lake Host Coordinator
- Laurel Powers, VLAP Coordinator
- Jeff Crothers, Weed Watcher Coordinator
- Joel Rosen, Legal Counsel
- Jane Troy, Director
- Diana Tompkins, Director
- Rick Christian, Director
- Mike Lucci, Director
- David Rivard, Director
- Penny Williams, Director
Connie Lorette, Director
- Ray Perry, Director
- Amy Richmond, Director
- Chris Richmond, Director
Board of Directors, Roles and Responsibilities
The Beaver Lake Improvement Association has been in existence since 1966 and is a member based lake organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. In recent years the number of board members has continued to increase, reaching 17 members in 2020 which has helped to maintain our current activities.
The BLIA Board of Directors consist of:
President – The role of the President is to lead the monthly meetings and to set the Agenda for the coming year.
Vice President – The role of the Vice President is to support the President and to lead any meeting that the President cannot attend.
Secretary – The role of the Secretary is to take minutes at the meetings and to keep and maintain these records.
Treasurer – The Treasurer manages all aspects of accounting for the Association.
In addition to the traditional positions there are also a number of Coordinator opportunities within the Board.
Lake Host Coordinator – Works with NH Lakes, and hires staff Lake Hosts. Also coordinates and trains lake host volunteers.
VLAP Coordinator – Conducts lake testing and works with NHDES. Monitors lab results.
Weed Watcher Coordinator – Organizes and trains volunteer Weed Watchers. Shares any suspicious weed finds with NH DES. Tracks milfoil removal from the results of the Beaver Lake Dive Team and reports to NH DES monthly during the removal season.
Stream Teams Coordinator – Conducts an annual search and interview process to hire a college intern to manage the program. Works with the science department at Pinkerton Academy to engage student participants. Checks in, with the intern through out the summer, and sets expectations for end of the summer reporting.
Membership Coordinator – Oversees annual membership drive and maintains membership database.
Newsletter Editor – Sets deadlines and determines content for the newsletter.
Newsletter Production – Layout and design of the newsletter.
Website Manager – Maintains content on the website and sends out information through the list serv.
Historian – Organize and maintain BLIA history.
Program Director – Organize events and activities that bring the lake community together ie: Family Day, Boat Parade.