There are many ways members make GHI a stronger organization and a great place to live. You can volunteer on a Committee or Taskforce, or you can help out at events and activities. To learn more about these opportunities, please visit the list of volunteer openings.
There are three types of committees:
- Elected committees, which are independent from the Board of Directors
- Board-appointed committees, which are appointed by the Board of Directors to serve indefinitely
- Board-appointed task forces, which are appointed by the Board of Directors to work on a specific short-term project
GHI Committees and Task Forces advise the Board of Directors. They study specific problems referred by the Board and suggest solutions. Committees and Taskforces may also exercise initiative within assigned areas of responsibility and may suggest rules, short and long-range plans, programs, and policies. Committees and Taskforces usually meet once a month and these meetings are open to all.
Committees and Taskforces consist of volunteers from the membership. Members interested in helping with solutions are encouraged to complete a GHI volunteer interest form, or contact the Member Services Office.
A three-member Audit Committee, whose duties are described in Article VII Section 2 of the GHI Bylaws, monitors the overall operations of GHI and presents its findings and conclusions to the members in an annual report.
NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
The responsibilities of the Nominations & Elections (N&E) Committee are described in Article VII Section 2 of the GHI Bylaws. The Committee is charged with soliciting candidates, announcing available elected positions in news media, and...
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) makes recommendations for preservation and enhancement of homes, yards, and common areas throughout the co-op (including parking and playground areas), advises the Board of benefits and drawbacks of member...
The Buildings Committee advises the Board on maintenance, repair, and improvement programs for existing GHI buildings, and acquisition of new buildings. The Committee's recommendations include the following tasks: Review capital improvement and...
To enhance communication with and among members of the Cooperative and the staff of Greenbelt Homes, Inc. through informing, educating, and reporting using a variety of communications channels as outlined in this Charter…
COMPANION ANIMAL COMMITTEE
The Companion Animal Committee (CAC) advocates for proper care and well-being of companion animals in GHI. CAC will work with Member Services in resolution of companion animal issues, educate members concerning responsible guardianship, and...
The Finance Committee assists the GHI Board in maintaining, protecting, and enhancing GHI's assets, while preserving the financial stability and sustainability of our cooperative community. Included in the committee's mission is: Being concerned...
The committee is responsible for overseeing the administrative and investment management policies of the corporation...
LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
The Legislative and Government Committee (LGAC) is established to monitor, be informed, and advise the Board of Directors about legislative, judicial, and governmental matters that may affect GHI and its members...
The purpose of the Marketing Committee is to (1) promote the cooperative, (2) to attract new members to the cooperative and (3) to support members who are preparing to sell their memberships.
MEMBER OUTREACH COMMITTEE
The purpose of the Member Outreach Committee is to foster a cooperative spirit, encourage member participation in GHI, and provide avenues for member input on issues. It does this through promoting member education in GHI and cooperative principles, organizing outreach to members , providing opportunities for member participation, recruiting and recognizing volunteers, welcoming new members and planning and conducting special functions.
The Woodlands Committee leads efforts to protect and manage the GHI woodlands, fosters their ecological health, encourages GHI members to enjoy nature recreation that has minimal environmental impact, and supports plant and animal biodiversity.
AD-HOC YARD LINE TASK FORCE
In 2004, the Board set up the Ad Hoc Yard Line Task Force to ensure that each GHI unit has one board-certified plat, the document that specifies the dimensions of that unit's yard space. The Committee advises the Board on establishing the yard...
HISTORIC PRESERVATION TASK FORCE
During a recent strategic planning exercise, GHI's Board of Directors included an item to investigate "how to foster the preservation of historic elements for the GHI community..."
YARD SOLUTIONS TASK FORCE
Survey members, Board, staff and committees about issues with and hopes for use of yards and gardens...
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