The Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors governs Lakeside, setting priorities and adopting annual and long-range plans. The board sets an annual budget, as well as enacts rules, regulations and policies.

Board Member Responsibilities

Quarterly meetings are held in person, and additional meetings are called as needed.

An Executive Committee serves in leadership and consists of a chairperson for each committee, as well as the Board of Directors' Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. The strategic goals set by the Board of Directors includes:

  • Become better recognized by internal and external stakeholders as a Chautauqua community.
  • Become known as a center of Chautauqua programming excellence.
  • Assure Lakeside is a safe, well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing Chautauqua community.
  • Address emerging 21st century guest expectations.
  • Develop the financial resources needed for long-term sustainability and advancement.

Throughout the summer, the Nominating Committee interviews applicants seeking membership on the Board of Directors. Applicants will be informed in February of their election and begin a three-year term in May.

To apply, download a Board Application and return it to: Lakeside Chautauqua, Attn: Board of Directors, 236 Walnut Avenue, Lakeside, Ohio 43440.

2016-2017 Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors

  • Frank Baker, Vice Chairman
  • Steve Bauerle
  • David Bell
  • David Blank, Treasurer
  • Doug Bohl
  • Larry Brown
  • Michael Brown
  • William Drackett
  • Dan Drew
  • Meredith Egan
  • Jennifer Gehrlein, Assistant Treasurer
  • Bob Grimm
  • Kristen Jones
  • Greg Linville
  • David Martin
  • Jill Oberer, Secretary
  • Scot Ocke
  • Gary Olin
  • Scott Rosson
  • Vernon Shepherd
  • Randy Snow, Chairman
  • Don Sultzbach
  • Terry Tomlinson, Assistant Secretary