A Message from the Mayor


May 29, 2019

The Town of Lake Lure would like to provide a Mayoral update as we continue to keep the Cooley family in our thoughts and prayers.  

John Moore is the Mayor Pro Tem for the Town of Lake Lure and as such, he serves as the Acting Mayor.  Mayor Pro Tem Moore will continue to serve in this capacity until the Lake Lure Town Council determines another plan. 

The Town of Lake Lure Management Team listed below is working closely with Mayor Pro Tem Moore, Town Council, and our Town staff to continue the important work that is underway.

•    Shannon Baldwin, Town Manager

•    David Arrowood, Public Works Director

•    Brad Burton, Community Development Director

•    Dean Givens, Parks, Recreation and Lake Director

•    Sean Humphries, Police Chief

•    Sam Karr, Finance Director

•    Laura Krejci, Communications Specialist and Events Coordinator

•    Dustin Waycaster, Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator

For additional updates and information, visit the Town of Lake Lure’s Website under Town News. 

Please join our next Lake Lure Town Council Meeting scheduled for June 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm for additional details about the continuous improvements being made in the Town of Lake Lure.



Title: Spring Has Sprung (Finally!) and… Things are Really Heating up in the Gorge

By: Kevin Cooley, Mayor

April 23, 2019

We locals know that spring is just around the corner in Lake Lure when the collegiate rowers show up at Rumbling Bald Resort and begin training on our lake. So it was a welcomed sight again this year to see collegiate teams showing up in the last week of February and training during week-long stays through the end of March. The 11 teams that came here this year have all gone “back to school” at their respective colleges and universities. You might think the rowing season on our lake is over. Well think again…

The newly-formed Lake Lure Rowing Club is taking shape and its founders (and plan-to-be residents of Lake Lure), Wade Oppliger and Leslie Rowland, are already training on our lake year-round. They’ve joined a few “early rising” locals who row for exercise on the lake around sunrise before the lake gets busy. Wade and Leslie are world-class rowers, competing regularly in national and international Master’s rowing competitions. In fact, Leslie is a “world champion”. They are actively recruiting others to join their new club and compete with them as representatives of Lake Lure.