Panoway on Wayzata Bay grew out of the work of the Lake Effect Project, which spent nearly a decade evaluating the needs of the community and developing a plan to restore, protect and enhance Wayzata’s downtown lakefront.

The Wayzata Conservancy was established in 2016 to advocate for and raise private philanthropic funds for the project.  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.

Executive Director

Peter Hitch
Executive Director
612-670-0868 | Email

Conservancy Board


  • Blake Sandvold
    CIO, Sandvold Financial Group
    763-232-0373 | Email
  • Dan Koch
    Vice President, Bridgewater Bank
  • Joy Szarke


  • Barry J. Carlson
    Health Care Executive
  • Frank Bomier
    Sr Business Development Executive, OneDigital Health
  • Bob Ambrose
    Retired Executive, Great River Energy
  • Tasha Furst
    Community Leader
  • Tory Schalkle
    Senior Vice President Strategy, US Bank
  • Harry Johnson
    Realtor, COMPASS Real Estate
  • Jon Halverson
    Partner - Talanton Impact Fund
  • Sarah Dietrich
    General Partner, Dietrich LLC
  • George Lee
    Chief Executive Officer, Snap Agency
  • Nate Leding
    Editor, Wayzata Together
  • Dr Charles Yancey
    MD, PhD Ophthalmology
  • Kevin Peterson
    Executive Director Cirrus Aircraft
  • J Andrew Mullin
    Global Marking, Geosys

For More Information, Contact:

  • Peter Hitch
    Executive Director
    612-670-0868 | Email