The Alliance extends its thanks to its many volunteers who participate in its three active committees, which are described below.
1.) Data Analysis and Research (DAR) Committee
Chair: Mike Jabot, PhD
Board Liaison: David Shepherd
In 2020, the Alliance transitioned the former Scientific Review and Advisory Committee into a Data Analysis and Research (DAR) Committee. The DAR Committee is populated with individuals who have backgrounds in research, the natural sciences, engineering, data analysis, and/or other related technical fields and experience with the environmental factors impacting the health of Chautauqua Lake and its watershed. The purpose of the Committee is to provide scientific and technical input to the Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Corporation.
2.) Lake Management Committee
Chair: Mike LaTone
The Lake Management Committee was formed in 2019 with the purpose of coordinating in-lake maintenance, harmful algal bloom mitigation efforts, and potential future dredging efforts. This Committee is populated with local municipal leaders and executive directors and presidents of local lake managing organizations. These meetings bring together many of the stakeholders involved with Chautauqua Lake maintenance in order to plan and coordinate in-lake maintenance.
3.) Watershed Management Committee
Chair: Rob Yates
The Watershed Management Committee was formed in late 2019 with the purpose of providing guidance and feedback regarding potential Alliance partnered watershed projects and to recommend watershed project ideas for grant submission that attempt to reduce the flow of nutrients and sediments from the watershed into Chautauqua Lake. The Committee is populated with local municipal leaders, highway and department of public works superintendents, and representatives from the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, Soil and Water Conservation District, and County Department of Health and Human Services.