5/11/22 – Association News

From time-to-time guest writers have submitted their thoughts and information about the lake. Jeff Clemow, the new president of the lake association, shared the following:


Letter to the Lotawana News

Every spring the Board of Directors selects its officers, committees, and board chairman to serve a one-year term.  The exception is the Lake Improvement and Water Enforcement boards both two-year terms.  This year I have the privilege of serving as your Association President along with an outstanding Executive Board and Board of Directors.

The Board is a volunteer position, and the lake would not be what it is today without the sacrifice of these members to serve the community.  I look forward to the opportunity this year to work with the board and association staff.  In 2022 we will focus on many projects needed to maintain the lake and road infrastructure as well as the updating of office processes and systems.  The Lake Lotawana Association in many ways is like a small municipality with a very diverse population and owner needs.  It can be quite the balancing act to minimize costs, provide first-class service and keep the lake safe and fun for all.  We are a unique HOA for sure!

A little background on my wife Janie and me.  We came to the lake in 2003 purchasing our first home at 38 T in Waterfall Cove.  Ask either of us for the back story on the decision to buy a lake house.  For 10 plus years we built many memories on the lake with family and friends.  We made lake friends and knew eventually we would move full-time to the lake.  The community and lifestyle are so special being this close to a major city.  We count our blessings every day since becoming full-time residents in 2014.  Now we reside at 17 S on the main channel.

Janie is active in the Lotawana Community Club and recently retired.  I’ll be joining her in retirement this summer and looking forward to the next chapter.  Our daughter and husband have a son and daughter who both have learned to swim, tube, and will soon be skiing and sailing.  Our oldest son and wife will be adding to the mix in September with our second granddaughter.  Our youngest son helps me coach youth soccer and is the greatest uncle.  We look forward to continuing all the memory building here on the lake.

The main reason I ran for office this year was to give back to the community that has meant so much to our family over the past 18 years.  There is so much change happening on the lake and all around us with the expansion of Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit.  Our own Lake Lotawana City leadership who have their hands full with annexation, growth, fire, police, roads, and a sewer system.

Please reach out and get to know your Association District Director and City Alderman.  These folks are who make it all happen behind the scenes and they want to hear the good and the bad.  Owner input is key to continuing this great legacy, we have at Lake Lotawana.

Thank you and see you on the pond!

Jeff Clemow