March 10 Deadline to File for LPA Board of Directors Election

By Susan Thompson
Posted 3/12/2020

The deadline to file nomination papers for the 2020 election for a seat on the Lake Panorama Association board of directors is March 10. The board consists of seven members. Board terms are three years, and members are allowed to serve two consecutive three-year terms. Terms are staggered so the number of seats on the annual ballot varies each year.

For 2020, there will be two seats on the ballot. Mary Jane Carothers is completing her first three-year term on the board. Carothers has taken out nomination papers and announced her intention to seek re-election for a second, three-year term. Carothers currently serves as LPA board president.

Tom Jeschke is completing his fourth, three-year term on the LPA board. Jeschke was elected in May 2006 and again in May 2009. After taking a brief hiatus from the board (as required by the LPA by-laws), Jeschke was elected to the board in May 2014 and May 2017. Jeschke is ineligible to run in 2020 since this year marks the conclusion of two consecutive, three-year terms.

LPA member David Finneseth has taken out papers and announced his intention to seek the open seat currently held by Jeschke.

Nomination papers are available at the LPA office, or will be emailed on request. Candidates must collect a minimum of 18 signatures, representing 18 separate active memberships.
Along with the nomination form, candidates are asked to submit a signed statement of willingness to serve, and a 100-word statement of qualifications. Also needed is a signed conflict-of-interest form listing any businesses or financial interests the candidate has with the LPA. These items will be included in the ballot mailing.

A mailing that includes the ballot, numbered envelope and the official announcement of the May 9 annual meeting will be sent in April. This year will mark the LPA’s 51st annual meeting.

LPA members must return their completed ballot in the numbered envelope. Members are urged to return their ballots in advance of the annual meeting to speed up the tabulation process, although ballots also can be brought to the annual meeting.

Board meetings are generally held the fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning with open forum at 5 p.m., although the day and time sometimes is adjusted. The board does not meet in January or February, unless a special meeting is necessary.
Anyone with questions about the board election process, or details of serving on the LPA board, can contact the LPA office at 641-755-2301 or