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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 most donations received after that effective date 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 Association’s focus is on protecting and preserving Lake Josephine. Activities include, but are not limited to, working with DNR & our treatment vendor to address weeds, monitor water quality and repair the  public boat launch. The Associations also aims to build a strong sense of community by fostering fellowship amongst its homeowners.