Vision, Mission & Values
Over the course of the past year, our Board of Directors has re-evaluated our goals and the underlying focus of LOWDPOA. With our membership reaching a total of 4000, the challenge was to create a living document that would satisfy the wide ranging concerns specific to such a broad audience and their locations throughout the region.
Our newly created Vision/Mission and Values statement was launched late in 2009 and will serve as our guide to decision making as we move ahead.
To preserve one of the most beautiful places on earth as a high quality environment for future generations to enjoy.
LOWDPOA will serve its members and the larger community by providing leadership, education and communication on issues affecting the Lake of the Woods region.
We Believe… in maintaining a current understanding of best environmental practices through the experience and knowledge of our members and the counsel of experts. We will share this information with our members and others, encouraging them to make decisions on their own properties that will minimize the human impact, protect the environment and sustain the value.
We Believe… in providing opportunities for our members to meet with the larger community of the Lake of the Woods region to exchange ideas and establish working relationships that will celebrate and sustain the camaraderie of lake life and foster the best use of its assets.
We Believe… in sustaining working relationships with government and business to ensure that our concerns and interests are considered in policy and operational decisions.
We Believe… in activities that will encourage membership involvement in Association activities. We will maintain a current and positive image of the Association amongst our membership and the larger community of the Lake of the Woods region.
Advocacy and Empowerment
We Believe… that our members’ interests, when shared, can best be served through a collective voice, and when divergent, through an engaged membership that is informed and empowered to represent their own interests.
We Believe… that education, based on sound research, will lead to better decisions and practices by our members and the larger community of the Lake of the Woods region.
We Believe… that informed communication is important to further the goals of the Association and to educate and inform our members and the larger community of the Lake of the Woods region.
We Believe… in promoting a healthy local economy, recognizing the interconnection and interdependence between our members and the larger community of the Lake of the Woods region.