The Hayden Lake Watershed Improvement District Board of Directors is the governing body of the district. It consists of three directors who have been elected to their positions and serve voluntarily, receiving no monetary payment for their work and effort. All directors own land within the district. Moreover, they are qualified through training or experience relevant to their role and the HLWID mission. The regular term of office of each director is four years. The Board will announce elections by posting at the Hayden Lake City Hall, in the newspaper, and through social media.
The board members make a conscious effort to make decisions that represent the whole Hayden Lake Watershed system and each of its influencing parts. Hayden Lake has many bays, each with unique attributes, qualities, and water quality factors. Consequently, members seek to make decisions that mutually benefit all parts of Hayden Lake’s Watershed.
Kristine Bartz (Board Member 2020-2023)
Kristine became a year-round resident on Hayden Lake after 20 years of visiting the area and falling in love with the lake’s natural beauty. She was born and raised in Montana and graduated from Montana State University in Chemistry. She shares the Improvement District’s passion for preserving and enhancing the quality of the watershed. “We’ll continue to see increased use of the lake and watershed because of the growth occurring in Kootenai County. It’s critical to have comprehensive watershed planning and management to protect our water quality for the future.”
Leo Notar (District Treasurer 2019-2023)
Leo has lived in Hayden Lake for over 30 years and is excited to help preserve Hayden Lake’s unspoiled environment for current and future generations. He enjoys frequent cycling around the lake and kayaking its pristine shores. His background is in commercial real estate sales and development.
Steve Meyer is a long-time Hayden Lake resident and altruist for Coeur d’ Alene, and it’s surrounding areas. He enjoys serving on the board of directors and volunteers his time and efforts to protect Hayden Lake’s water quality for everyone’s benefit. Steve also enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren, swimming, and having fun in Hayden Lake’s warm summer water.
Dr. Geoffery Harvey is also a long time Hayden Lake resident and loves canoeing, swimming, and jogging in Hayden Lake’s watershed. After retiring from his job at Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality (Idaho DEQ), Geoff stays active volunteering and working to protect Hayden Lake’s water quality and enjoying a swim in the lake’s comforting water. While no longer a member of the Improvement District Board, he happily serves the Watershed Improvement District as the resident scientist and principal investigator for the District’s on-going research projects.