About JLA

The Johns Lake Association’s (JLA) mission is to help protect the health of Johns Lake through communications, environmental education, and advocacy. Objectives include:

      • Reducing the quantity of invasive aquatic vegetation
      • Maintaining seasonally appropriate lake levels
      • Improving water quality
      • Advocating for land and water conservation projects
      • Sharing information on scientific, administrative, and financial aspects of lake and watershed management

The paramount goal of the JLA is to educate and connect with the Johns Lake community by communicating important information about the environment and related regulatory matters via social media (Facebook, Instagram), our website, and the e-newsletter. 

The JLA  collaborates with key state and county regulatory bodies to protect the health of Johns Lake and advocates on behalf of the Johns Lake community. Lastly, on a fun note, the JLA sponsors the Annual Holiday Boat Parade!

The 2023 Board is composed of the following individuals:

President – Rick Stuebing (Johns Lake Homesites OC)

Vice President – JB Bricklemeyer (Johns Lake Homesites OC)

Secretary – Elisabetta Garcia (Johns Landing)

Treasurer – Karen Quill (Johns Lake Homesites OC)

Director – Scott Boyd (Prominent Point OC)

Director – Dave Stewart (Johns Lake Estates Clermont LC)

Director – John Yancey (Deer Island OC)

Director – Rich Eicher (Hickory Hammock OC)

Donating to JLIA

The work done by the JLIA board is on a volunteer basis. Some board members spend significant time in meetings, working on environmental issues, and advocating to get the agencies to address important issues.

Our challenge is that we have costs for legal support, liability insurance, website maintenance, and other costs as we continue our mission. Your financial support is very important.

We thank you not only for your financial support but also for sharing what you learn with the Johns Lake Community.

Government Contacts

No.SubjectAgencyContactTitlePhone EmailComments
1Lake Elevation Data Orange County Public Works, Survey SectionJennifer ManibusanSr. Cad Technician407-836-7985Jennifer.Manibusan@ocfl.net
2Orange County Development (Lakes/Ponds)Orange County Stormwater Mgt Jeff Charles Stormwater Proj Mgr407-836-7877 Jeff.Charles@ocfl.net
3Orange County Stormwater Engineer Orange County Stormwater Mgt Daniel Negron Chief Engineer407-836-7743Daniel.Negron@ocfl.net
4Orange County Stormwater MgrOrange County Stormwater Mgt Mike DrozeckStormwater Mgr407-836-7743Mike.Drozeck@ocfl.net
5Orange County CommissionerOrange County GovtNicole WilsonCommissioner407-836-7350 Nicole.Wilson@ocfl.net
6Orange County Commissioner AssistantOrange County GovtHannah GutnerAssistant 407-836-5918Hannah.Gutner@ocfl.net
7Vegetation, Johns Lake Conservation AreaOrange County Environmental Protection DivLiz JohnsonAssistant Mgr 407-836-1511Liz.Johnson@ocfl.net
8Lake County Signs/Control Permits (no wake, speed)Lake County Water AuthorityRon HartWater Resources Director352-324-6141 ex. 24rhart@lcwa.org
9Lake County Storm WaterLake County Water AuthorityJason Danaher
10Lake County Scrub Point PreserveLake County Water AuthorityTracy HausermanNatural Resources & Outreach Mgr352-324-6141tracyh@lcwa.org
11Lake County CommissionerDistrict 2 and Chairman Lake CountySean ParksCommissioner/Chairman352-343-9850sean.parks@lakecountyfl.gov
12Waterway Markers FWC & Division Law Enforcement FWC Division Law Enforcement Lamont NelsonPlanner850-617-9560Lamont.Nelson@MyFWC.com
13Oakland Town ManagerTown of OaklandStephen KoontzTown Manager 407-656-1117 ext.2102skoontz@oaklandfl.gov
14Oakland Outflow Ditch Canal MaintenanceTown of OaklandMike ParkerPublic Works Director 407-656-1117 ext.2302 MParker@oaklandfl.gov
15Orange County Water Flow MaintenanceOrange County Public WorksMark Massaro Public Works Director
16Lake Apopka Lake Level and FlowSt. Johns River Water Mgt DistrictMatt Forhan Engineer386-643-1974MForhan@sjrwmd.com
17SJRWMD Lake LevelsSt. Johns River Water Mgt DistrictJohn RichmondSr. Engineer386-937-0541jrichmond@sjrwmd.com
18Vegetation and ControlFWC – Invasive Plant Management SectionNathalie VisscherN Central Reg Biologist321-228-3364Nathalie.Visscher@MyFWC.com
19Johns Lake Regional BiologistFWC – Invasive Plant Management SectionKris CampbellRegional Biologist407- 858-6170 Kristine.Campbell@MyFWC.comcell-(321) 246-0682
20Orange County Dock Permits/GuidelinesOrange County Environmental Protection DivBeth JacksonProgram Supervisor 407-836-1481 beth.jackson@ocfl.net
21St. Johns River Water Mgt District Permits/ProjectsSt. Johns River Water Mgt District-MaitlandCammie DeweyHead of Permitting407-659-4839