Annual Meeting Oct 17th

Annual Meeting for the Friends of Lake Manawa will be at the Council Bluffs Fish and Game Club at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday October 17th.  We are working on presentations concerning the current and future status of dredging of the lake from FYRA Engineering and IDNR. We are also looking at having the IDNR update our membership concerning park/campground plans. Finally, we would like to present information concerning the annual fireworks program, fishing derby, and plans for joining in the Iowa State Parks Centennial celebration in 2020.

The current Board of Directors with year term ends in parenthesis consists of: Tom Braddy (2019); John Butterbaugh (2020); David Holcomb (2018); Tony Host (2020); Luke Northwall (2020); Ron Tekippe (2019); Marge Shoemaker (2020); and Gary Woods (2019). Dan Jacobs and Aaron Johnson, IDNR,  are advisory members.

Dave Holcomb is the only current member running for reelection. Nominations will be taken from the floor or interested parties can contact Tony Host at

Membership renewal or new membership for the 2018-2019 year must be done by October 1, 2018. Renewals may be made prior to the meeting. New members will be accepted at any time, but will not be able to vote at the meeting if joining that day.