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A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Lake Lanier Association (LLA) seeks to protect the quality, quantity and safety of Lake Lanier through education, action and advocacy. The Lake Lanier Association is a group of 4,500 plus members, all with interests in maintaining a Clean, Full and Safe Lake Lanier. Together, Lake Lanier Association is a powerful group of concerned citizens who get involved with creating solutions for threats to Lake Lanier.

The LLA serves as the voice of citizens around the lake and across the region, striving to represent all aspects and users of Lanier. We seek to use a balanced approach to protect Lake Lanier, recommending reasonable solutions to issues that affect the lake. The Lake Lanier Association members are made up of individuals, families, businesses, boaters and fishermen, social users and environmentalists interested in the economic and recreational aspects of Lake Lanier.

Lake Lanier Association Staff and Board of Directors are on the frontlines of the LLA mission, working together to protect and preserve Lake Lanier for generations to come.


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Our History

In 1956 the U.S. Corps of Engineers completed Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River. The Corps built the lake to manage navigation and flood control, to provide hydroelectric power, and to supply water for the city of Atlanta and surrounding areas.

The Lake Lanier Association was formed ten years later in 1966. It began as a group of lakeside property owners concerned about issues that impacted the health and safety of the lake. Environmental issues on Lake Lanier in 1966 were very different than they are today. Today the number of visitors and residents on and around the lake has grown exponentially. With that growth, comes more complex issues to the environment and health of our lake. Lake Lanier Association has adapted to the changing pressures and worked for 57 years to advocate through a balanced approach for Lake Lanier.

Our Vision and Mission

The vision for the Lake Lanier Association is to be the premier advocate for Lake Lanier. With a clear and concise mission to advocate for a Clean, Full and Safe Lake Lanier.

Lake Lanier Association is managed by volunteers and funded through memberships and sponsorships. Our members make Lake Lanier Association effective as the premier advocate for Lake Lanier.

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