Who are we?
The Lake Michigan Shore Association is a vitally important organization that is dedicated to monitoring issues that could adversely impact our area. We also advocate and encourage actions that enhance the quality of life and the environment along the lakeshore.
It is with our membership support that we are able to present a meaningful collective voice on issues of concern and to make real and significant impacts on community related matters. We provide a forum for the dissemination of information and education on issues such as lake level projections, shoreline protection measures, surface drainage and creek pollution, utility services and extension plans, property assessments and taxes, and specific interest items that affect our area.
The Association meets annually each summer. Guest speakers on current topics are invited and members are encouraged to attend. There are several social events held throughout the year as well.
We also seek to promote goodwill and harmonious living for residents and visitors to our community. We believe that by providing information, there will be an increased awareness and greater respect for the quality of life that we have all come to cherish. To that end, we offer several important papers that we hope you find helpful.
Our founder, William Erby Smith, knew this lakeshore was an incredible place and began proceedings to protect it by creating the Lake Michigan Shore Association in 1962. For some interesting history and information on the many achievements in the past, please click here.