Last Updated on June 30, 2023

Residents’ Council Committees

Benevolent Care Fund and Foundation Committee

Assists the Philanthropy team with promoting donations and educating residents on the importance of the Benevolent Care Fund. This includes helping with the educational events and supporting the Philanthropy Department with new funding events and ideas. The chair of the Benevolent Care Fund Committee is a member of the Benevolent Care Foundation Board.

Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures Committee

Reviews existing Bylaws as circumstances dictate and prepare any changes requiring vote by the Residents’ Council or the Residents’ Association, maintains and updates the Policies and Procedures Manual, and provides revised copies to the Council.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee uses all available means of communication to publicize activities of the Residents’ Council. The Chair of the Website Subcommittee is not required to be a member of the Council but shall report to the Communications Committee Chair.

Conservation Committee

Searches for ways to conserve resources including suggestions from the residents, cooperates with management to encourage efficient resource usage, encourages the conservation of resources, supports green initiatives, and reports the results and status of all activities to the Charlestown Community.

Dining Services Committee

Assesses and advises all aspects of dining service and catering by meeting on a regular basis with the Manager of each of the dining entities in order to enhance the dining experience of the Charlestown resident community.

Finance Committee

Monitors and reviews financial matters pertaining to Charlestown Community, Inc. Keeps residents informed of significant developments and promotes ways to reduce waste and control expenses.

Grounds Committee

Reviews with the Grounds Department the natural and landscaped outdoor environment of the Charlestown campus including flora and fauna; assesses the use of external community resources, and maintains contact with functioning committees such as the Nature Trail.

Health Services Committee

Promotes the health and well-being of the residents of Charlestown by working with the independent living and extended care professional staff through consultation, collaboration, and promotion of health­ related programs for the community. See their Posts.

Housekeeping Committee

Surveys the cleanliness and aesthetic aspects of indoor public common areas of the Charlestown campus and maintains liaison with the housekeeping staff.

Legislative/Political Committee

Acts as non-partisan contact with legislative delegations and agencies (for example, Maryland Department of Aging and senior interest groups), keeps residents informed of developments, and coordinates politically related events. Compiles Key Government Officials –  Reference List each year. Tracks Maryland State Legislation of Interest to Charlestown Residents.

Maintenance and Engineering Committee

Assesses and advises General Services regarding function and condition of structural, mechanical, and electrical elements on the Charlestown campus.

Nominating and Elections Committee

Coordinates all aspects of recruitment, publicity, and the election process for membership to the Residents’ Council as described in the Association Bylaws.

Resident Life Committee

Examines all aspects of community living and suggests ways to improve the overall quality of life for residents and initiates action to support pleasant, productive, and harmonious living. Its current subcommittees are Harmonious Living, the Pet Group, and Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.

Safety and Security Committee

Informs and educates Charlestown residents on internal and external security and safety issues in consultation and collaboration with security staff and management.