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The External Affairs Committee’s mandate is to support LOBA’s mission statement by participating actively and constructively in political and other activities in the Township of Lake of Bays and surrounding communities in order to advance and protect the interests of our members and the general community.

Ongoing External Affairs Activities

The External Affairs Committee monitors the council and committee meetings at the Township of Lake of Bays Council and District of Muskoka Council to keep you informed of the new and on going issues facing our municipal and district governments. We are in contact with our elected representatives in order to be in a position to participate in any debate that may be of importance to Lake of Bays Association members.

The External Affairs Committee dialogues with other lake associations in Muskoka on matters of mutual interest. We are also in touch with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) and other regulatory organizations that govern natural and community resources in Muskoka.

LOBA is also represented on the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA) Board of Directors, and brings resources back to our Board from this group which represents cottagers from all over Ontario.