IDA Administration



Anne L. Ross, P.E., Executive Director

The Executive Director manages the day-to-day operations of Town Hall including the business of the Inter-District Authority (IDA) and its personnel, the Community Development District’s (CDD) and the Homeowners’ Association’s (HOA).

Anne’s professional experience spans over 18 years. Eleven of those years are in Florida local government and another seven years are in the private sector practicing as a civil engineer.  Anne was selected as the Executive Director for the Lakewood Ranch Inter-District Authority in October 2015. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Professional Engineering license.

Anne lives in Panther Ridge with her husband Adam and her two sons Hayden and Cooper. The family enjoys hiking, camping, and kayaking.

E-mail Anne at


Kay DePaolo, Executive Assistant


Marie Thompson, Clerk to the Boards


Ana Owen, CPPB, FCCM, Purchasing Manager


Mike Knauer, IT Specialist

Message from the
Executive Director

Welcome to your Lakewood Ranch governance website! The purpose of this website is to assist you in finding information related to your community, whether it be related to the Community Development District (CDD) or the Homeowners' Association (HOA) you reside within or amenities available through Lakewood Ranch Phase I.  We seek to provide you the information in an easy to access and understandable format.  Your comments and feedback are welcome.

If you are interested in learning more about Lakewood Ranch governance, we invite you to attend our Resident Orientation sessions.  Each month, staff presents information regarding the governance of Lakewood Ranch and provides residents with the opportunity to ask questions about living here.  If you are new to Lakewood Ranch or even if you have lived here for 20 years, we are sure you will learn something new.  Information and schedules can be found at the link on the right side of the home page.


Anne L. Ross, P.E.