Board, Officers & Personnel

The RCD Board of Directors is comprised of five landowners within the district. To be on the board, your primary residence must be registered as within the taxing district and you must be a registered voter. The board member terms last for five years and become due to expire in a staggered pattern so that each year only one board member's position will expire. At that time, the existing board member, as well as any other interested parties, must apply at the County Clerk's office at the Ogle County Courthouse and be interviewed for the new term.
 

Applications for normal end of terms should be in by the end of March as the position officially starts on May 1st. This same process will apply for a position that is open midterm. Openings are announced in the local newspapers, the bulletin boards at the front entrances to Lost Lake, on our Facebook page, and here on our website.



click here to view/download a "Board of Directors Application For Appointment" form

Board meetings are open to the public and occur on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Lake Court Center.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
 

Bill Winebaugh (President)

• Runs meetings and manages organization
• Oversees Employees
• Attends to all legal matters and interpretations

• FOIA Officer

Manages grounds, community center and other physical assets including tennis courts, fences, beaches
• POA liaison for all matters other than volunteerism/committee joint projects

• Helps Treasurer Prepare and Annual Budget
• Works with Wildlife Manager to ensure proper application of wildlife control techniques

• Oversees Joe Rush (Lake Manager)
• Manages budgeting process for grant-based programs

• Acts as "first responder" (takes phone calls) when Becky is out of town

• Responsible for Fish Stocking and Management Program

• Manages RCD Lake Security Program, including boating and dock regulatory enforcement

• Liaison with Lost Lake POA regarding security

 

Andy Warcaba (Vice President)

• Runs meetings and manages organization during absence of President 

• Adviser on all social issues
• Manages the dam, including maintenance, lowering and raising lake levels, etc.

• Responsible for campground issues and upkeep including road access

• Manages Flagg Rd Silt Basin

• Reviews and approves all dock construction/shoreline improvements

 

Jeff VanQuathem (Secretary)

• Signs Financial Documents such as Budget & Appropriation and Tax Levy

• Signs Checks on Behalf of the RCD

• Assists with Wildlife management & Oversees Lake Plantings.


Hal Warren (Member at Large)

• Oversees Private Dock Compliance

Tyler VanKirk (Member at Large)

• Oversees Hunting Program

 

Becky Miller (Employee - Administrative Manager, Treasurer)

• Manages all administrative needs of the RCD, including all required postings, meeting minutes, etc.
• Manages use of Community Center (including day to day maintenance) campground and properties; issues dock and boat IDs
• Performs Treasurer duties including creating budget and levy, annual and monthly reports, employee tax filing
• Maintains and updates website
• Advisor to the President and Board on legal administrative issues

• FOIA Officer
• Manages Financial Reports and files reimbursement requests for Grants
• Helps Prepare for and Attends CCWP meetings

 

Rebecca Olson (Olson Ecological Solutions)  (Contractor - Grant Manager)

• Researches, Manages and Applies for Grants on behalf of the RCD
• Wetland and Shoreline Plant Advisor
• Helps Supervise CCWP Meetings

 

Joe Rush (JadEco) (Contractor - Aquatic Manager)

• Advises Board on Management of the Lake and Grant Funded Projects
• Inspects Shoreline Improvements
• Advises at CCWP Meetings

• Manages Dredging Plan & Advises Board on Dredging

 

Shawn Parish (Employee - Grounds Maintenance)

• Caretaker and Maintenance of LCC
• Mows LCC and other RCD properties
• General Maintenance and Repair of Properties Owned by the RCD

• Takes Beach Water Samples & Cleans Beaches