The election of officers and directors will be held at the election meeting on August 17th, 2019 at 10 am at the CLIA Pavilion. Voting members who wish to vote absentee in all matters except the election of Officers and Directors may give a written proxy to another member permitting the other member to vote in his or her place relative to all business items which may arise at that meeting. Click on this link to access a blank proxy form for your use.
Slate of Candidates
Officer Position Officers serve a one-year term
President Lynn Wilbur
Vice President Kelly Pauley
Secretary John Felicetti
Treasurer Rick Ryan
Director Positions Directors serve a three-year term, unless a candidate is taking over a partially completed term
3 year Nancy Hieber
3 year Tim Hopkins
3 year Tom LeCours
3 year Sheila Rappazzo
2 year Evelyn Costello (completing Peter Moore's term)
1 year Susan Roach (completing Linda Snell's term)
1 year Frank Buck (completing Richard Snyder's term)
A brief bio is included for each officer and any new board members.
Additional members of the board include Gene Henry, Rayna Henry, Lynn LeCours, Elisa Mussi, Peggy Pahoulis
As there are no contested seats, the Secretary will cast one vote for an uncontested ballot.
Lynn Wilbur - President
Lynn has served on the Board in the capacity of president, secretary and director at different times over the 30 years of her full-time residency here on the lake. She has chaired the Lake Management Committee for many years also. Lynn is a retired teacher.
Kelly Pauley - Vice President
Kelly along with husband Joe and two boys have owned shoreline property on Cossayuna Lake since 2002. I have been serving on the board for many years and would be proud to continue volunteering on behalf of the Lake Association. You can find us on the west side of the lake. My family and I feel it is very important to value and care for our lake and show pride in our community.
John Felicetti - Secretary
John and his wife Marie Dumas are transitioning from life and work in the New Rochelle, NY area to the lake. This will be John's 3rd year as CLIA Secretary. In addition to this role, John manages the website, is Editor of the newsletter, and manages the merchant ad and member classified ad programs. John is productively retired after a 35 year career in IT and Management Consulting.
Rick Ryan - Treasurer
Rick has been a lifelong seasonal resident and has a place in the Oaks. Rick and his wife Joan are planning on becoming fulltime in a few years. Rick retired from NYS working in the IT field for 37 years. He served on the board back in 1989 to 1993 as a director. He volunteered for three years working on the Saturday harvesting crew. He also produced the newsletter for several years.
Fran Buck - Director
I am a retired contractor. My wife Donna and I of 54 years moved to Cossayuna 13 years ago. I Retired from the fire service last year with 50 years of serving as Fire Chief and president of the Vermont State Firefighters Association. I feel I can assist the Lake Association with my past experience.
Costello - Director
Evelyn Costello - Director
Evelyn, her husband Ed and their two sons recently relocated from Long Island to Cossayuna. Evelyn’s work experience includes Public Relations (NYC), Realtor (Long Island), and most recently Event Planner. Evelyn is passionate about preserving the health of the lake and looks forward to working with residents to make Cossayuna a place for families to enjoy for many years to come.
Nancy Hieber - Director
In 1999 we purchased our house, located just north of Pratts Point on East Lake Road. I retired from Empire BCBS in 2002 and from IBM in 2006. We then moved from Saratoga Springs to the lake full time. I have previously served on the CLIA board and am eager to become involved again.
Tim Hopkins - Director
My name is Tim Hopkins, my wife and I have lived on the lake since 1996. Our first camp was in the Oaks and now we reside year-round on Hemlock Lane. I am a self-employed contractor. I have a certificate in Environmental Conservation & Forestry with endorsements in first aid/CPR, land/forest management practices, tree identification, tree scaling(really), lumber grading, reforestation, soil conservation, stream bank repair and heavy equipment operation and safety. I have had the pleasure of serving on the board before, and in the past I have operated the harvester for over 3 years. I would like to bring back to the CLIA Board my experience and education if elected. Oh, and I can cook as well!
Tom LeCours - Director
Tom and his wife Lynn moved to the lake 3 years ago. He is the owner of Walton’s Screen Printing and Embroidery, where he started working in 1978 and bought the business in 1989. Since getting involved with the CLIA, Tom has donated his professional expertise to set up an online shop for Cossayuna Lake promotional items as a fundraiser for the Association. Tom is interested in helping to improve the health and clarity of the lake for all to enjoy.
Sheila Rappazzo - Director
My husband Charlie and I have been on the Lake for 19 years; the first 5 in the Hemlocks, and the last 14 on East Lake Road. We love being on the Lake, and love having our children and grandchildren come and share the Lake with us. I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson. I am retired after working for 36 years for the New York State Public Service Commission, holding positions in engineering and management in the area of utility natural gas supply. We spend roughly half of the year at the Lake, and half at our home in Colonie, NY. My interest in serving on the CLIA Board is in Lake Management. I have been on the Board for the past 6 years, where I have worked on the Lake Management Task Force, particularly as Chair for the herbicide program. I have enjoyed spending time on tasks and issues to keep our lake healthy and beautiful.
Sue Roach - Director
Sue has been enjoying Cossayuna Lake for over 50 years. At first visiting her parents camp, and later building her own camp at the same location. About 4 years ago she and her husband Mike retired, and now spend summers at the lake and winters in Florida. Sue has been an active CLIA board member for the past 2 years. She’s involved with the Social Committee and keeps members up to date with the latest CLIA activities on Facebook.