Board Committees

  • Community Action and Resources for Environmental Stewardship (CARES)
  • Education
  • Health and Wellness
  • Neighborhood Representative
  • Wilde Lake Community Association Community Action and Resources for Environmental Stewardship (CARES)

    Chair: Bess Caplan: 443/756-1775 besswlvb@gmail.com

    The Wilde Lake Board has chartered a committee to address issues of environmental and Open Space concern in the Village of Wilde Lake.

    Mission Statement

    To actively participate in the overall stewardship of timely and effective landscape, lake, stormwater, an 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 Villag Board on essential issues and concerns impacting the environment and Open Space.

    Vision Statement

    To build awareness and environmental stewardship in Wilde Lake Village.

    Membership

    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.

    Goals

    1. To enhance the environmental integrity of Wilde Lake Village.
    2. To ensure responsible use of Open Space in Wilde Lake Village.
    3. To provide resources for community members such as environmental tips in the Wilde Lake Community Association newsletter and links to county resources on the Wilde Lake Community Association website.
    4. To promote local, state and national environment programs in the community, such as the rain garden cost-share program, the Bay-Wise Landscaping program, etc.
    5. To encourage and collect feedback from residents about environmental and Opens Space issues.
    6. To review Wilde Lake Village Covenants and Wilde Lake Community Association Architectural Guidelines & Maintenance Standards, if needed and practical, recommend modifications to the guidelines and standards to help mitigate stormwater runoff, yeard erosion or promulgation fo invasive species.
    7. Other goals as needed.

    For more information, contact Wilde Lake Village Board member Bess Caplan at besswlvb@gmail.com or 443/756-1775.

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  • Wilde Lake Community Association Education Committee

    Chair: Mary Calder: 443/545-5509  mary.calder@ymail.com

    The Wilde Lake Village Board has chartered a committee to address supporting public schools in our Village.

    Mission Statement

    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 community can support the schools’ goals of continuous improvement.

    Vision Statement

    The Village of Wilde Lake is a thriving, diverse village strengthened by its highly ranked public schools; supported by the entire community.

    Membership

    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.

    Functions

    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.

    For more information, contact Wilde Lake Village Board member Mary Calder, mary.calder@ymail.com, 443-545-5509

     

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  • Wilde Lake Community Association Health and Wellness Committee

    Chair: Laura Torress 443/285-9450 Lmt4941@yahoo.com

    Mission Statement

    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.

    Vision Statement

    Encourage Wilde Lake residents to be active participants in living a healthy lifestyle throughout their lifespan.

    Membership

    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.

    Function

    The function of the WLCA Health & Wellness Committee will include but are not limited to, the activities identified below:

    1. Provide information and announcements about various health and wellness activities for posting on the WLCA website, in the Wilde Lake e-newsletter, and on Slayton House bulletin board to help connect and encourage resident participation.  Possible activities may include but are not limited to:
      1. Supporting annual Columbia BikeAbout
      2. Provide maps of walking trails at Wilde Lake events
      3. Meditation to be included in the newsletter
      4. Tips for managing stress.
    2. Support health and wellness events at Wilde Lake schools with the assistance of the school liaison.
    3. Coordinate health and wellness events at Wilde Lake Schools with the assistance of the school liaison.
    4. Sponsor at least one Health & Wellness event per year.

     

  • 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.

    Mission Statement

    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.

    Vision Statements

    To build community among Wilde Lake residents.

    Membership

    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.

    Goals:

    1. Have one Neighborhood Representative on every street in Wilde Lake.
    2. Host Neighborhood Representative Committee get-togethers each year.
    3. Assure that all Neighborhood Representatives are actively involved and engaged in community events.

    Roles of Neighborhood Representatives

    1. Contribute ideas on how to achieve the Mission and Vision.
    2. Forge strong relationships with neighbors.
    3. Stay updated on Village events and attend when possible.
    4. Increase community spirit in Wilde Lake.
    5. Encourage others to participate in the Neighborhood Representative program.
    6. Help distribute and receive information to and from Wilde Lake residents.