Lakeside Plans for the Future

Posted on July 01, 2015

Lakeside Chautauqua will plan for the future through the creation of a master plan.

The development of a master plan is a critical component needed to ensure that the design of the grounds and facilities continue to support Lakeside’s mission and five strategic goals. This plan will also provide a framework for sustainability development and preservation within the Lakeside community.   

To create a master plan, Lakeside will begin a two-year, collaborative process to identify the most critical needs within the strategic goals.   

Lakeside Chautauqua’s Strategic Goals:  

  1. Preserve Lakeside’s heritage, traditions and culture as expressed in the mission and vision statement.
  2. Become known as a center of Chautauqua programming excellence.
  3. Assure Lakeside is a safe, healthy and aesthetically pleasing community.
  4. Address 21st century guest expectations.
  5. Develop the financial resources needed for long-term sustainability and advancement.

Through this process, Lakeside Chautauqua will be engaging its broadest community.

Individuals and families can participate in a number of ways including: interviews, focus groups, community forums, guest surveys and commenting on The Front Porch blog.   

First, guests are invited to a Dessert Reception with Lakeside Chautauqua President/CEO Kevin Sibbring at 3:30 p.m. Mondays in the Hotel Lakeside Fern Room. Please RSVP to with name and email address.

These dessert receptions are one of the immediate opportunities for guests to share their thoughts and ideas. The final dessert reception will take place on Monday, Aug. 3.

Second, Lakesiders are invited to visit and learn more about how they can participate.

Most recently, Lakesiders were asked on Facebook to fill in the blank: Lakeside wouldn’t be the same without________.

In addition, individuals are invited to complete an e-survey open this week and available at Different e-surveys will be posted throughout the summer to allow all Lakesiders to provide valuable input. Every Voice Matters.   

Through community engagement, new ideas will emerge, concepts will be tested and critical needs will be identified.  This will ensure Lakeside Chautauqua has future programming spaces, recreational facilities, green spaces, accommodations and retail, transportation and parking solutions and the best use of existing buildings.