Just a reminder about the 2012 Lake Lanier Association annual meeting on Thursday, May 24, starting with a business expo and meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. It will be held at Gainesville State College’s Oakwood Campus at I-985 and Mundy Mill Road in the campus’ Continuing Education and Performing Arts Center. Follow the signs.

The meeting is open to all of the association’s current members. Non-members may join at the annual meeting. There will be several items of interest:
* From 5 to 6 p.m., there will be a Meet and Greet session with many of our local elected officials and candidates running for office. We have asked all the candidates to answer several questions regarding their stance on Lanier related issues and we will include their responses in the handout materials at the meeting. We encourage all members to attend this session and use this opportunity to voice your concerns regarding lake issues to our elected officials. 

* Concurrently, visit with area businesses at the business expo. For current business level LLA members, this is an opportunity to have face-to-face contact with lake property owners and recreational users. There is no charge to our business members to exhibit at this event, but space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a space, please send an email to lakeinfo@lakelanier.org or call 770-503-7757. 

* From 6 to 8 p.m., the association’s annual business meeting takes place. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be our keynote speaker. Frank Norton of The Norton Agency will speak regarding economic conditions surrounding lake real estate. Tim Rainey will also speak about Corps of Engineers operations.

In case you’re still deciding whether to attend, check out these Top 10 reasons to join us at this year’s meeting.

1. Hear top state officials talk about water management strategy in Georgia, including Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle
2. Meet elected officials and candidates running for office who will influence decisions surrounding lake operations
3. Meet other lake-minded individuals who share common interest in protecting Lake Lanier
4. Talk to lake-related businesses that offer products and services with you in mind
5. Hear Frank Norton talk about lake-related economics
6. Learn more about what the LLA does to advocate for your interests in Lake Lanier
7. Find out more about ongoing projects and objectives for the LLA
8. Give your input to the LLA about lake issues that you think are important
9. Learn more about compelling lake issues that affect you!
10. Because you are a member, right? This is your opportunity to find more value in your membership.