Board of Directors

Contact the Board

It is important that our community members engage with the Board regarding matters of concern or importance. An informed community is a successful community! Email the entire Board: Bod18-19@lakelinganore.org.

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Meetings

BoD meetings are held the first Monday of the month. Meetings are held at 7 pm at the Lake Linganore Association office.  The meeting agenda is customarily e-mailed to the community the Friday before the meeting and posted in the Member Portal.  All meetings are recorded and can be viewed in the membership portal along with the BoD minutes. To view BoD Meeting Meetings and Minutes, log on to your Membership Portal.

Workshops are generally held every third Monday of the month. Workshops are open meetings. However, there is no opportunity for Resident Forum. This meeting is a working session for the Board of Directors. The agenda is typically e-mailed and uploaded the Friday before the meeting.

Meet the Board

Brandon Frazier, President

Leadership Style: Inclusive, thorough, and effective

Brandon is the President of a technical sales and consulting firm serving semiconductor, defense, space and other markets with 17 years’ experience in senior/executive management roles in companies developing or selling products into the above markets. He has years of prior service as an LLA board member as president and as treasurer and approximately 10 years’ service working with the LLA finance committee, reviewing monthly financials and helping build annual budgets. He is a former member of Task Force on Common Ownership Communities under Governor Ehrlich.

Goals

  • There is still a great deal of work remaining to move the Lake Linganore dredging project forward.
  • Supporting our newly hired general manager as she assumes leadership of the community
  • Reviewing and adopting the LLA Long Term Plan
  • Improving our management of builders, particularly within established parts of the community
  • Completing our community wide road maintenance plan
  • LLA financial stability is and should remain an ongoing goal. We have made significant progress in rebuilding and stabilizing reserve accounts and need to ensure that growth in the community is properly planned for and managed.
  • Assist the planning, municipality and covenant committees as they present options to the community; help our residents make informed decisions on same.
  • Support preservation and reforestation efforts to the extent we, as an HOA, can do so.
  • Modernize the LLA Covenants and governing documents.
  • Improve the trails
  • Develop a plan for acquiring some or all Westwinds golf properties and integrating these areas into LLA open space; and submit this to the community for a vote.

Jack Anderson, Vice President

Leadership Style: Detailed, inclusive, and energetic

Jack received his PhD in electrical engineering and pursued a varied career in technical management, ranging from managing photovoltaic development in a startup to managing development of a $2.3B global satellite system for telephone communications, to managing world-wide classified defense programs. Jack, now in retirement, runs a small company providing secure internet services. Jack’s background has provided him with skills such as detailed planning, oversight and evaluation of complicated programs, long-range goal setting, collaborative management, and management within a budget.

Goals

  • To bring transparency and attention to the budget process – involving the community.
  • To encourage Board members to reach out and offer to attend Village meetings to glean community perspective and then act.
  • To review and revise the LLA covenants, including the dues structure.
  • To the extent possible, we need to be intentional in encouraging development and managing with clear standards that preserve the beauty of the natural environment that makes our community the unique gem it is.
  • To build positive bridges with the County, while advocating for our fair share of support and benefits.
  • To push forward ongoing, long-term programs, such as water quality, future preventative siltation measures and strategic planning.

George Schwab, Treasurer

Leadership Style: Collaborative, engaged, and fair

George is a Real Estate agent with Keller Williams Realty. He has 25 years experience as a general manager in private golf and country clubs as well as residential developments and associations. George has a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and Finance. He has served on the Finance Committee for over a year and a half and will continue to serve. George has also recently joined the Strategic Planning Committee and the Trailblazers.

Goals

  • Complete the dredging project and have a plan for ongoing lake water quality.
  • Develop a long term resolution to our challenges with the land on which the West Winds Golf Course
  • To continue working on bringing the Covenants and Governing documents up to date
  • To continue to explore the pros and cons of becoming an incorporated town

Robert Stadelman, Secretary

Leadership Style: Honest, diplomatic, and 0pen minded

Robert is an Upstream Process Scientist for a local biotechnology company. He has 17 years of experience in scientific research and hopes to assist in addressing the community’s water quality issues with the lakes. Robert has been a resident of Lake Linganore for 3 years and hopes to maintain current amenities while preserving the natural surroundings.

Goals

  • Develop a comprehensive plan to address current water quality issues.
  • To keep HOA dues at a manageable level and limit the large percentage increases.
  • Modernizing the covenants, rules and restrictions that govern our LLA.
  • Ensure resident and LLA committee feedback is incorporated into the decision making process.
  • Restrict spending on elective capital projects until capital funds are saved to adequately fund them.
  • Finish the analysis on becoming an incorporated town and present the results to our residents.
  • Continue to work with Fredrick County and the State of Maryland to ensure environmental laws are being followed.

Bob Charles, Director

Leadership Style: Dogged, focused, and reasonable

Bob is a Medical Research Attorney for the US Army at Fort Detrick. He has previously served on the LLA Board of Directors and has been involved for a number of years on behalf of the LLA in its efforts to get the lake dredged. Bob helped negotiate the recent cost-sharing agreement with the City of Frederick and Frederick County.

Goals

  • Get the Lake Dredged
  • To make a decision whether to move forward with the Community Center. To get updated input from community members.
  • To involve the Strategic Planning Committee in researching possible locations for an additional beach.
  • To negotiate a cost sharing agreement with the City of Frederick to do maintenance dredging of the upper lake after the initial dredge is complete.
  • To encourage to community to adopt and implement a comprehensive lake conservation plan that is a more proactive approach than what we currently have.

Samantha Hoague, Director

Leadership Style: Confident, intuitive, and respectful

Samantha currently holds an advanced teaching certificate for the state of Maryland with only 3 credits needed for the +60 credit hour (PHD Equivalent) education requirement. Her history includes holding a stockbrokers license, working as an engineer, machinist, business owner/designer and now teacher. She
currently is a board member for the Frederick County Teachers Association. In the past she has been the Summerfield Village Co-Chair.

Goals

  • Finishing the Dredging of the lake and bringing the amenity back to a lake that you want to swim, fish and boat in.
  • Managing traffic/speeding/parking in all of the villages. This also means pedestrian traffic. There is no cookie cutter approach that will work and effort as well as capital will have to be spent to “fix” this for the future.
  • Our regulations and covenants review and changes have to be completed as other villages get larger and new ones are brought on line.
  • Economic security. We are in relatively “positive” financial times and should be preparing for times that are leaner.
  • Village security and keeping our community a safe, green place to live.
  • Managing positive growth. Growth is necessary and already part of our future plans but it must be made fair to all parties, current residents, future residents and developers.

Matthew Smith, Director

Leadership Style: Open-minded, collaborative, and transparent

Matthew is currently a quality director for a software company in Frederick. In the past he has worked on and managed software development teams in Northern CA as well as the Baltimore area. He has experience bringing all types of different people together to deliver high quality results while adhering to strict budgets and tight schedules.

Goals

  • Cross walks painted at all of the bus stops.
  • Lighting for street/court signs.
  • Create a voluntary neighborhood professional directory
  • Solar powered street lamps.
  • Sidewalks or hiking paths around or near all of the playgrounds.
  • Guardrails on the portions of neighborhood roads that are next to steep drops.