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BLMD Steering Committee

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Barnes Lake Management District Steering Committee

The Tumwater City Council created the Barnes Lake Management District (LMD) in 2004 following the approval of a citizen petition of lake property owners to the Tumwater City Council to improve aquatic conditions around the lake.

In August 2005, the Tumwater City Council appointed a Steering Committee, which serves to advise the Council on planning, project implementation, and the allocation of assessed funds. The Steering Committee represents the interests of all property owners and residents within the LMD.  Steering Committee members represent varied interests, are spatially distributed around the lake, and all share a common concern for the health of Barnes Lake.   

Some of the current issues and opportunities the Steering Committee addresses include management of aquatic plants, noxious weed prevention & eradication and vegetative debris removal; environmental education; and wetland habitat management and preservation.

 Steering Committee  Neighborhood   Term Expiration
1. Kathy Peterson  East - Lark Street    9/30/2020
2. Dana Day  East - Lark Street    9/30/2021
3. Jody Keys
 Northeast - Daisy Lane    9/30/2021
4. Gary Bodeutsch, Chair
 Northeast - Daisy Lane    9/30/2020
5. Lalani Shelton
 Northwest - Lake Terrace Dr    9/30/2021
6. Rusty Weaver   Northwest - Lake Terrace Dr    9/30/2020
7. Robert Gillette   South - Barnes Lake Condo Assn    9/30/2020
8. Elaine Sawyer
 South - Barnes Lake Condo Assn    9/30/2021
9. Judith Loft   West - Lake Park Drive    9/30/2020
10. Linnea Madison, Vice Chair  West - Lake Park Drive    9/30/2021
11. Tom Sparks   South - Barnes Lake Condo Assn    9/30/2021

Staff Contact

Dan Smith, Water Resources Program Manager,, (360) 754-4140