Grand Marshal


"Many people have asked or wondered over the years, what is it that makes someone stay at their job more than twenty years? To me, it's the people you work with and for." — Former Assistant General Manager Lynn Jensen

We are proud to announce that Lynn Jensen has been selected as the 2024 Fiesta Grand Marshal! We are honored to recognize the former Assistant General Manager of the Canyon Lake POA, who tirelessly dedicated 23 years to serving the community.

Lynn Jensen has been an integral figure at the Canyon Lake POA and in Canyon Lake for over 20 years. As Assistant General Manager of the Canyon Lake POA, she leaves behind an indelible legacy with the community at its heart.

Lynn started as an associate in the Member Services and Planning & Compliance departments. In less than a decade, she ascended to the role of supervisor in Member Services. Her journey continued as she took on the Activities Director responsibilities, overseeing the pool operations, equestrian, campground, clubs, community events, recreational amenities, and senior center functions. This keen interest in understanding the various moving parts of this organization served as the crucial foundation for Lynn’s holistic, people-focused approach to management. While her educational background in Social & Behavioral Sciences and Liberal Studies have been invaluable in her thirty-plus years of customer service, it was interfacing with the Canyon Lake community that truly instilled in her a steadfast commitment to "the people business" — both within the community and among her employees.

Known as an honorary Canyon Lake historian, Lynn has imparted much wisdom and knowledge both about the Canyon Lake community and the Canyon Lake POA to her team, driving home the importance of focusing on the human element in business. She has set a shining example in all areas, from the work ethic developed while enlisted in the United States Navy to her unwavering commitment to excellence, evidenced in her Certified Manager of Community Associations (CCAM) and Large-Scale Community Management (CCAM-LS) certifications and her attention to detail in all that she does.

As Assistant General Manager, Lynn has been responsible for overseeing human resources, member services, planning and compliance, facility schedules, food and beverage, activities, community events, and communications, in addition to other important areas within the Canyon Lake POA. She has worked closely with the General Manager and Board of Directors to develop and implement vital policies and procedures. Her willingness to go above and beyond to meet members’ needs is surpassed only by her commitment to shaping and fostering the Canyon Lake POA and its staff to best serve the Canyon Lake community.

Lynn Jensen is an inspiration to the Canyon Lake community and a shining example of how one person's dedication can make a significant impact. Her selection as Grand Marshal for the 2024 Fiesta Parade is a well-deserved recognition for her hard work and dedication. We are excited to honor her in the parade and recognize them for her contributions to the community. Congratulations to Lynn Jensen on this fantastic achievement!