Board of Directors

WAPOA —- Whitefish Area Property Owners Association

 WAPOA 2018 Fall Annual Planning Meeting

WAPOA Board photo by Erin Burmett Echo Journal

In late fall WAPOA has an all-day planning meeting. We systematically examine each of our programs.

New goals are set. Budgets are planned.The direction is set for the next year.The goal remains the same: to protect and improve our water

WAPOA Board plus others helpful in the end-of-the-year review.
Photo by Erin Burmett–Echo Journal


WAPOA Board of Directors  2019

Tony Coffey    President/Outreach   612-599-3355 

Tom Watson    Past President    218-543-6064     612-751-0124

Pat Loban   Secretary    218-543-4020

Tom Paulbeck  Treasurer  612-817-2143

Gary Olson   Assistant Treasurer    218-692-3021

Kristie Roedl   Shoreland Restoration   612-384-0881   

Pamela Vaughan    Publicity/Communication    651-253-0004

Fred Strohmeier       Water Quality     218-763-3176

Jeff Laurel     Natural Resources    218-543-4498

 Joe Brodil    Aquatic Invasive Species     651-895-2734

 Dave Topinka    Membership   218-568-4356




Jim Brandt– Shoreline Restoration

Marv Erdman — AIS

David Fischer– Endowment/Run for the Walleye

Pat Hecker–Communication/Special Events

Sandy Melberg–Database

Ron Meyer–Pine River Watershed Alliance/Endowment

Ken Neihart– Outreach/AIS

MJ Schneider–Special Events

Ann Schrupp–Newsletter/Communication

Alan Sherburne –AIS/Communication

 Judy Wallschlaeger–Run for the Walleye/Endowment/PRWA

Trustees – Land & Water Preservation Trust Advisory Committee

(WAPOA Trustees 3 year terms)

David Fischer — Board Officer

Tom Watson

Pam Vaughan


 Deputies and Consultants

Kay Rezanka–Water Quality

Corrine Hodapp–USACOE Cross Reservoir

Eleanor Burkett–U of Minnesota Environmental Specialist, REE Water Quality

Marc Bacigalupi–Brainerd Area Fisheries Supervisor, MN DNR

Tim Plude — Brainerd MN DNR, Aquatic Invasive Species

Richard Rezanka — Grand Rapids MN DNR, Aquatic Invasive Species

Heather Baird–DNR

Melissa Barrick CW SWCD

Beth Hippert–CW SWCD



Jim Brandt

Marv Erdman

Ken Neihart

Tom Watson



 Senator (10) Carrie Ruud

 House Representative  (10A) Josh Heintzeman

House Representative (10B) Dale Lueck

County Commissioner Rosemary Franzen

County Commissioner Bill Brekken   

Crosslake Mayor David Nevin

Manhattan Beach Mayor Paul Allen







Past Presidents
Richard Schalow 1970-1973 Roger Schwieters 1973-1974 Jack Gentry 1974-1976 Robert Uppgaard 1976-1977 Merrill Stodghill 1977-1979 Ralph Bachman 1979-1980 Edward Brehml 1980-1982 Dene Carney 1982-1986 Gerry Boe 1986-1991 Bill Beck 1992-1993 MJ Schneider 1994-1996 Jack Wallschlaeger 1996-1998 John Pierron 1998-2000 Ron DeLaHunt 2000-2003 John Larsen 2003-2005 John Forney 2005-2007 Judy Wallschlaeger 2007-2010 Dave Fischer 2010-2013 Tom Watson 2013-2018


  Whitefish Area Property Owners Association        P.O. Box 342       Crosslake, MN 56442