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About Association

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 works closely with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Rice Creek Watershed District (RCWD), Pollution Control Agency (PCA), Ramsey County and other entities.


The Associations’s primary focus is on protecting and preserving Lake Josephine. Activities include, but are not limited to, working with the DNR & our treatment vendor to address weeds, monitor water qualit and repair the public boat launch. The Association also strives to build a sense of community by fostering fellowship.

Lake Josephine Improvement Association Board of Directors

R.J. Newcome, President

Scott Wallin, Treasurer

Pam Newcome, Secretary

Marti Estey, Board Member

Mark Maher, Board Member

Brett Schreiber, Board Member