Wilde Lake Community Association Community Action and Resources for Environmental Stewardship (CARES)
The Wilde Lake Board has chartered a committee to address issues of environmental and Open Space concern in the Village of Wilde Lake.
To actively participate in the overall stewardship of timely and effective landscape, lake, stormwater, and Open Space management while raising community awareness. CARES will serve to organize community-led campaigns and connect residents to local and county officials as needed; including recommendations to the Wilde Lake Village Board on essential issues and concerns impacting the environment and Open Space.
To build awareness and environmental stewardship in Wilde Lake Village.
The Wilde Lake CARES Steering Committee will consist of no more than six highly committed members. The Steering Committee will meet frequently and will consist of a Chair and at least one member of the Wilde Lake Village Board of Directors. The Board member will be responsible for liaison to the Wilde Lake Village Board.
Virtual members are Wilde Lake residents of frequent users of Wilde Lake Open Spaces. Virtual membership requires no commitment on the part of the member. Virtual members will receive updates about committee happenings through email only and may choose to participate in events and campaigns at their discretion.
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Wilde Lake Community Association Education Committee
The Wilde Lake Village Board has chartered a committee to address supporting public schools in our Village.
To educate and enlighten the community regarding the positive and unique aspects of the Howard County Public Schools in Wilde Lake while identifying specific ways that the community can support the schools’ goals of continuous improvement.
The Village of Wilde Lake is a thriving, diverse village strengthened by its highly ranked public schools; supported by the entire community.
Members are volunteers who are interested in education and supportive of the Committee’s mission. The membership will include one or more Wilde Lake Community Association Board members who will be responsible for liaison with the Board.
1. Advocate for Wilde Lake public schools with public officials.
2. Disseminate publicity about the accomplishments of individual Wilde Lake schools and students to the Howard County community, especially those communities served by Wilde Lake schools.
3. Learn the year-to-year needs of individual Wilde Lake schools to enable identifying ways to help address their needs.
4. Advise Wilde Lake residents and neighboring communities served by Wilde Lake schools about the needs of individual Wilde Lake schools.
5. Solicit community volunteers to support activities in Wilde Lake schools.
6. Make recommendations to the Wilde Lake Community Association Board of Directors for limited financial support for identified programs and activities.
7. Facilitate community service opportunities for students.
8. Create repository of resources for schools and PTAs, such as organizations that award grants, names of volunteers to write grant requests, names of community members who have expertise and would volunteer to provide special programs.
Wilde Lake Community Association Health and Wellness Committee
Chair: Laura Torres
The Wilde Lake Village Board has chartered a committee to assist and support residents of Wilde Lake in maintaining healthy lifestyle behaviors by providing them with opportunities to engage in learning and activities that occur in Wilde Lake, Columbia Howard County.
Encourage Wilde Lake residents to be active participants in living a healthy lifestyle throughout their lifespan.
The membership will include one or more Wilde Lake Village Board member(s) who will be responsible for liaison to the Board, as well as volunteers from the community who are interested in health and wellness and supportive of the Committee’s mission.
The function of the WLCA Health & Wellness Committee will include but are not limited to, the activities identified below:
Wilde Lake Community Association Neighborhood Representative Committee
The Wilde Lake Village Board has chartered a committee to form an ongoing connection between Wilde Lake Community Association and Wilde Lake Village Residents, to disseminate and receive information to and from neighbors and to build strong community relationships.
To facilitate two-way communication between all neighborhood residents and Wilde Lake Community Association for the purposes of enhancing community spirit, fostering greater community awareness, and promoting participation in neighborhood activities and projects.
To build community among Wilde Lake residents.
Members are volunteers who represent neighbors on their street located in Wilde Lake. In some cases, a street may be large enough that it should be split with more than one person.
The membership will include one or more Wilde Lake Village Board members who will be responsible for liaison to the Board. The Board member(s) on the committee will also have responsibility in the committee’s initial organization and timelines necessary to achieve its goals and fulfill its responsibilities.
Roles of Neighborhood Representatives