Wayzata Conservancy

The Wayzata Conservancy was established in 2016 to advocate for and raise private philanthropic funds for Panoway.  The City/Conservancy Partnership Agreement was approved by the City Council in August 2016 and outlines the roles and responsibilities of each institution related to fundraising and decision making

Help us create a more connected, clean and welcoming Lakeshore in Wayzata.
Honoring the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

The Wayzata Conservancy, in partnership with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts and the City of Wayzata, is proud to announce a public exhibit featuring the photography of Minnesotans Lisa Poseley, Chris Kern, and Dan Murphy. They bore witness to this horrific act of terrorism, and also to the ways it brought us together in response.

This exhibit is presented in conjunction with the opening and dedication of the Memorial Grove in downtown Wayzata, a memorial park honoring Wayzata native Gordy Aamoth Jr, First Responders, and all other victims of 9/11 on the twentieth anniversary of this tragic event.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. It runs Friday, 9/10, through Saturday, 10/23, at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, 2240 Northshore Drive, Wayzata, MN.

The 9/11 memorial is located near the intersection of Broadway and Lake Street in downtown Wayzata in the Memorial Grove along the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

Conservancy Roles

Advocacy and Private Fundraising

  • Provides fundraising expertise and capacity and is the primary liaison to the philanthropic community
  • Coordinates and leads the pursuit of Private Funding and support the City as appropriate in securing Public Funding at the City’s direction.
  • Advocates for the project’s long-term success through stakeholder communication, awareness, project coordination, and championing Panoway in the community.
  • Abides by the highest legal and ethical standards for non-profit tax exempt organizations
  • Manages and disperse all gifts, grants and contributions in accordance with its tax exempt status and mission
  • Seeks the appropriate approvals of the Wayzata City Council and abides by the direction of the Council