About Us

The mission of the Geist Reservoir Conservancy District is to address and uphold the longevity of Geist Reservoir. Not only do we want to keep the water safe for future enjoyment, but we also want to keep it as beautiful as the communities that grace the surrounding property.

Geist Reservoir has been enjoyed by Indiana residents since 1943 when it was constructed by damming Fall Creek to provide water for Indianapolis. Upon completion, Geist Reservoir became the second-largest human-made lake in Indiana, providing 7 billion gallons of water. Residents of Geist are most likely familiar with the shallow waters (10 feet or less) and the rapid development the area has seen over the years.

With that being said, several factors have aged Geist to appear much closer to 120 years old than its actual age. While Geist has been a place for families to make memories over the years, the 78-year-old reservoir needs ecological attention and homeowner support to survive.

To properly care for and maintain Geist Reservoir, Geist Reservoir Conservancy District wants to give the lake the attention it deserves to benefit current and future community members.

Meet the Steering Committee

The steering committee is a volunteer organization currently working to help establish the Geist Reservoir Conservancy District across fundraising, legislation, legal, community outreach, and awareness.

Cory Peter
Cory Peter
Brian Hall
Brian Hall
Melissa St. John
Melissa St. John
Keith Mathews
Keith Mathews
Dave Nevogt
Dave Nevogt
Ed Villanyi
Ed Villanyi
Julia Gelinas
Julia Gelinas
Matt Troyer
Matt Troyer
Ryan Kiely
Ryan Kiely
Carol Murphy
Carol Murphy
David Lewis
David Lewis
Lori Patterson
Lori Patterson

The Block Captains

Block Captains are essential in collecting signatures and educating the Geist community on the importance of a reservoir conservancy district.

Ashlee Boyd
Bryan Bowman
Bob Griffin
Brian Hall
Bill Shumaker
Cecelia Coble
Cory Collins
Carol Farr
Craig Mullins
Carol Murphy
Cory Peter
Cheryl Troyer
Dan Esposito
David Johnson
David Lewis
Dan Liotti

Diane Muench
Dave Sylvester
Doug Talley
Diane Webster
Dave Weidmayer
Debbie Wils
Ed Villanyi
Gerianne Hap
George Lukes
Greg O’Herren
Glenn Troyer
Jay Brammer
Jim Cooper
Jeff Day
Julia Gelinas
Jan Maci

Jeff Mandsager
Jim Minatel
Joe Raimondi
Jody Ruark
Janice Snell
Kendra Langhans
Keith Mathews
Kathy May
Kim Saxton
L. Webb
Mark Carlson
Mike Cook
Mark Leyden
Mike Reckley
Mellisa St. John
Michelle Sylvester

Matt Troyer
Marcia Vigren
Nick Weybright
Paul Count
Ryan Barker
Rich Forslund
Ronan Hiner
Robin Peters
Ron Reehling
Russ Wurster
Steve Gibbs
Shary Oak
Terry Eakins
Tim Martin
Wayne Schmidt

Sponsoring Organization

The Geist Lake Coalition has been instrumental in identifying the need, laying the groundwork, and financing the formation and future Geist Reservoir Conservancy District.