About the Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee (CLCDC)
The Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee (CLCDC) is a recognized entity of Conneaut Lake Borough. Formed in 2005, this Volunteer organization is comprised of local business owners and citizens who share a common goal of revitalizing downtown Conneaut Lake Borough and Fireman's Beach. As a well-established, determined, grassroots organization, its primary focus is on the downtown revitalization, infrastructure improvements, beautification of the central business district, and creation of tourism facilities.
CLCDC strives to develop the community's unique identity consistent with its history and location on the largest natural lake in Pennsylvania.
In July of 2014, CLCDC became affiliated with the Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. The "CLCDC Fund" [recognized by IRS as 501(c)(3)] has been created under the Community Foundation. The objective of the CLCDC partnership with Community Foundation is twofold: 1) Short-term, to provide CLCDC with a "donor-friendly" process to encourage critical private and corporate donations needed to assure success of the Revitalization Project and 2) Long-term, to provide CLCDC with a process for seeking financial commitments/endowments important to the economic future of Conneaut Lake.
Committee officers include a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. CLCDC meets monthly with formal agenda and minutes to document discussion topics and actions of each meeting. Voting members pay a small annual fee and meet minimum attendance requirements.
CLCDC welcomes new members anxious to work with us toward our revitalization goals. We invite anyone interested in joining CLCDC to contact us via the "Contact Us" tab on this website.
2016 CLCDC Officers:
Bill Eldridge ............... Chair
Chad Waldschmidt .... Vice-Chair
Mario DeBlasio ............ Treasurer
Melissa Kruse ........... Secretary