Resident Council Committees

Benevolent Care Fund and Foundation Committee

Focuses attention on the Benevolent Care Fund and the Benevolent Care Foundation and their importance to residents, and collaborates with the Philanthropy Director to assess and advise in developing programs and activities that assure the Fund and Foundation are sufficient to serve the needs of residents in need of benevolent care. The sitting Committee Chair shall be a Director of the Benevolent Care Foundation.

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

Coordinates the Charlestown Communications network using all available means of communication to publicize activities of the Residents’ Council. The sub-chairman of the Website Committee is not required to be a member of the council but will report to the Communications Committee.

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.

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 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.

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.

Safety and Security Committee

Informs and educates Charlestown residents on internal and external security and safety issues.