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Our Mission and Vision


The Lake Josephine Improvement Association is a non-profit association of homeowners on – or with access to – the lake. It was originally formed in 1996 as a 317A corporation, with an eight member board.

In early 2017, the association applied to the Internal Revenue Service for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. We are pleased to announce that we were granted federal tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, effective May 7, 2017. For homeowners, this means that all donations received after the effective date of May 7, 2017 are considered charitable gifts and are tax-deductible.



The Lake Josephine Improvement Association is dedicated to enhancing and preserving the health & safety of the lake.


The Association is a liaison with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Rice Creek Watershed District (RCWD), Pollution Control Agency (PCA), Ramsey County and other entities.


The Associations activities includes working with the DNR & Lake Management Inc. (treatment company) to address weeds, monitor water quality, repair public boat launch, address muskrat and geese issues and foster fellowship.