Welcome the home page of the Lake Amanda Property Owners Association (LAPOA), Inc., a Texas Non-Profit Corporation. We are glad you stopped by!
Lake Amanda (and our neighbors to the south, Frog Pond) were developed in the 1950s & 1960s by James Haralson from his family's old homestead. Lake Amanda was named after Mr. Haralson's daughter. The lots surrounding the lake were originally designed as fish camps where families could come to camp, fish, and enjoy the outdoors. Today some folks call the lake home full time, others are here enjoying their retirement, and others just visit as a weekend get-away.
Both our lake and the dam itself are owned and managed by the LAPOA. Lake Amanda is private property held exclusively and legally by the LAPOA for the property owners around Lake Amanda. All Lake Amanda Property Owners are Members of the Association. The Association is responsible for paying the property taxes on our lake and dam, for the ongoing maintenance and structural integrity of our dam, and for stocking our lake with fish. The State of Texas requires us to maintain certain minimum standards in order to preserve the integrity of our dam. As you can imagine, this can be a costly endeavor, which is why it is important that our Owner Members make annual donations to fund and protect our beautiful lake front properties.
The Board of the LAPOA is made up of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five (plus one alternate) Directors, all of whom are elected from a pool of volunteer Owner Members. The Board hosts four meetings throughout the year, several "work days", and sponsors both an annual fishing contest that runs from October 1 - September 30 each year (register at Martin's Hardware!) and the July 4th boat regatta and dock decorating competition. The Board also has many volunteer Committees that manage & monitor things like water quality, water level, fish, gates, welcoming new neighbors, and door prizes. Everyone is encouraged to get involved, volunteer, and enjoy some time with your neighbors while helping to keep our lake a wonderful place to be!