Our Board of Directors is composed of up to 15 members, who serve three-year staggered terms. Three Directors, one of whom is Vice Chair, are selected from each of the three counties with lakeshore frontage (Cayuga, Seneca and Tompkins). The other Directors may reside anywhere in the Watershed and therefore are considered “At-Large”. The Board meets monthly. Directors serve on one or more committees, which include Program, Issues, Finance and Community Relations, Nominating; and ad hoc committees focused around particular issues (such as gas drilling and fracking) or events (such as Sunset on Cayuga and CanYou Canoe Cayuga).
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Patricia Haines Gooding, Board Chairperson
Michael Duttweiler, Vice Chair and Secretary
2016-2019 Tompkins County
John Abel, Treasurer
2015-2018 Tompkins County
Bill Ebert, Vice Chair
2017-2020 Seneca County
Penney Mapes Cook, Vice Chair
2017-2020 Cayuga County
Dan Hill - Liaison
Bill Foster - Liaison
Floating Classroom/Trout in the Classroom
John Dennis, Liaison, CLEAN (Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now)
WATERSHED STEWARD, Hilary Lambert Hilary Lambert has been Steward/Executive Director of the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network since early 2009. A Tompkins County native from the Town of Dryden, Hilary obtained a water resources-focused Ph.D. in geography, and among other jobs and joys has taught at several universities, edited a geography magazine, worked for a Kentucky-based watershed protection organization, is a mom and grandmother, and is a long-time science-based advocate for the environment.