Garner Lake Association

Lakeland, TN U.S.A.

GARNER LAKE ASSOCIATION is a non-profit organization.

Our mission statement: To promote and enhance Garner Lake and its watershed for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders.
Please note that Garner Lake Association (GLA) is a separate entity from Lake Management Associates (LMA).

LMA collects an annual fee,sells the boat stickers and hires the lake ranger. Their contact information can be found on the "contact us" page elsewhere on this website.

GLA is a voluntary organization which provides various services to its members and lake residents. GLA gladly provides our members an annual accounting of funds donated and monies spent or invested for future needs. GLA is a non-profit corporation.

The focus of this website will be to keep stakeholders informed of what GLA is doing on your behalf.

The Board has authorized the President to notify the City of Lakeland of erosion and other pollution entering Garner Lake, with appropriate notification to Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to stop these practices which damage the clarity and beauty of our lake. If you observe muddy runoff or other pollutants entering the lake from storm drains or construction sites, please e-mail Attach a digital photo if possible. We will relay your information to the appropriate people.


President: Dennis Sossaman     Windward Slopes

Vice-President: Dave Brown     Lakeland Estates

Secretary: Jenny Ellis     East Shores

: Bert Faller     Lakeland Estates


Nancy Vales     Lakeland Estates

John Brown     East Shores

Chris Murphy   Windward Slopes

Jim Lawrence   Lakeland Estates

Tom Mitchell     East Shores

Larry Pardue     The Pointe

C.A. Cupp     Lakeland Estates

Alan Larrabee     Windward Slopes

Nelson Debardeleben

GLA Board Member, Neighbor and Friend

October 12, 1952 - February 5, 2005

Nelson was chief pilot for ASA Airlines, a regional airline associated with Delta Airlines. He was based in Atlanta but lived in Lakeland. He routinely commuted to Lakeland for GLA Board meetings. He was a former resident of Peachtree City. Georgia who loved living on the lake. His love of Garner Lake, his friendliness, innovation and love of life on the lake endeared him to those of us who called him a neighbor and friend. His laugh and contributions to the Garner Lake community will be remembered forever by those of us who called him a close friend. He died doing what he loved, flying an airplane. His spirit lives though his ashes are spread upon this lake he loved. We miss you Nelson. We know you soar with the angels.