ABOUT US

Sanford Lake is a man-made reservoir along the Tittabawassee River, located approximately 11 miles upstream of Midland, Michigan. Formed by the construction of the Sanford Dam in 1924 to produce hydroelectric power, it is known as a popular recreation spot for boaters, anglers, and swimmers alike.

 

On May 19, 2020, heavy rain caused a catastrophic failure of the Edenville Dam immediately upstream of Sanford Lake. The breach of the Edenville Dam resulted in historic water levels which quickly overran the Sanford Dam, eventually leading to its failure. Restoration efforts for the Sanford Dam and Sanford Lake have begun, with estimated repair costs totaling $250 million for all four lakes and dams. The engagement of our association is more important than ever as we work to build back our lake and community by 2025.

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Our Mission

Sanford Lake Association provides a collective voice for the common good of the property owners.

Our Purpose

Be a significant advocate and voice in the community for the restoration and maintenance of Sanford Lake by: 

  1. Providing a consolidated voice for the common good of the lake community 

  2. Promoting lake community awareness regarding lake restoration efforts and concerns 

  3. Supporting efforts to restore and maintain the lakefront 

  4. Acting as a liaison between the lake community and township, village and county governments as well as other governmental agencies 

  5. Partnering with Four Lakes Task Force to facilitate the restoration of the lake

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Fireworks

Proudly hosted by the Sanford Lake Association, 4th of July Fireworks on Sanford Lake have been a family tradition since 2001. Locals and visitors flock to Sanford Lake Park for a day full of sun, fun, live entertainment, refreshments and a spectacular show in the twilight sky.

There is no charge for admission, and the event is funded entirely by donations. If you would like to support this annual event, contributions can be made online or checks can be mailed to:


Sanford Lake Association
P.O. Box 212
Sanford, MI 48657

In the memo of the check please indicate that this is for fireworks.


Excess donations above what is needed for the annual event will be donated to the Sanford Lake Restoration Fund.

 

Board

Sanford Lake Association is run by a passionate group of volunteers who live on and around Sanford Lake who are dedicated to the betterment of the community.

Tim Holsworth
PRESIDENT
Term expires
9/30/2024

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Bill Gebo
VICE PRESIDENT
Term expires 9/30/2024

Rebecca Slack
TREASURER

Term expires 9/30/2026

Audrey Southcott
SECRETARY

Term expires 9/30/2026

John Kinkema
 DIRECTOR - FIREWORKS
Term expires
9/30/2024

Sue LaBonville
DIRECTOR
Term expires
9/30/2026

Pat Benner
DIRECTOR - FACEBOOK
Term expires 9/30/2024

Elaine Arnold
DIRECTOR - 
PUBLIC RELATIONS & MEMBERSHIP

Term expires 9/30/2024

Marc Snyder
DIRECTOR - MEMBERSHIP
Term expires
9/30/2026

Salena Dodman
DIRECTOR

Term expires 9/30/2026

Lon Wackerle
DIRECTOR 
Term expires 9/30/2026