Committees

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:

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. 

Elected Committees

AUDIT COMMITTEE 
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...

Board-Appointed Committees

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...

BICYCLE COMMITTEE
The Bicycle Committee was formed to review existing bicycling infrastructure in GHI and recommend improvements.

BUILDINGS COMMITTEE
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...

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING COMMITTEE
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...

FINANCE COMMITTEE
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...

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
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...

LONG-RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE
The Long-Range Planning Committee is empowered by the Board of Directors to study, discuss, and make recommendations on any issues affecting GHI's ability to continue providing affordable, high-quality housing...

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.

WOODLANDS COMMITTEE
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.


Board-Appointed Task Forces

MAGLEV
Responding to the proposed construction of a magnetic levitation train.

OUTDOOR STRUCTURES
Developing a policy to deal with trampolines and other temporary structures in members' yards.

PERMITS TASK FORCE
The Permits Task Force provides recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the existing permit process.

RECORDS RETENTION
Determining which records of the corporation should be retained and how they should be stored.

RV & BOAT LOT
Developing a policy for use of the lot.

SOLAR CONTRACT
Developing a proposal for purchasing the solar energy system at the administration building.

STORM WATER MANAGEMENT (Under the Buildings Committee)
The Committee reviews current GHI rules and procedures relating to storm and ground water on our cooperatively-owned lands and to recommend policy changes/improvements.

SUSTAINABILITY (Under the Buildings Committee)
Examining issues such as electric vehicles.

TRANSITION TASK FORCE
Developing materials and processes to guide transitions to new staff, including a new General Manager, and to new elected leadership.

WEBSITE
Developing a new public website, and consulting on how to best use features of the new IT system as they concern members.

ZONING TASK FORCE
To represent GHI during communications with the City of Greenbelt and other pertinent agencies such as the Maryland – National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) on matters pertaining to the zoning rewrite project.