May 10, 2023

Wilde Lake RAC Seeks Volunteers

Wilde Lake barn on a clear day

Are you interested in a flexible volunteer opportunity that gets you out and about in the Village of Wilde Lake? The Wilde Lake Community Association (WLCA) seeks volunteers to serve as alternates on its Residential Architectural Committee (RAC). This committee reviews all Applications for Exterior Alterations submitted by Wilde Lake residents who wish to update and improve their homes. Alternates commit to attending one RAC meeting per month.

What does a RAC alternate do?

  • As a RAC alternate, you review written applications for exterior changes to homes in Wilde Lake – everything from fences to light fixtures.
  • You visit each property assigned to you to get a better sense of how the proposed changes would affect the property and its surrounding neighbors. All proposed changes are to the exterior of the properties, and site visits can be done on your own schedule.
  • As an alternate, you attend committee meetings at 7PM on either the second or fourth Tuesday evenings of each month to discuss applications with your RAC colleagues and make recommendations to the Wilde Lake Architectural Committee (WLAC). RAC meetings are currently held virtually.
  • You enjoy knowing that your efforts are key to keeping Wilde Lake a desirable, attractive place to live.

Do I need to be an architect/urban planner/master gardener?
No – just an interested resident of the Village of Wilde Lake! Prospective RAC volunteers should be willing to become familiar with Wilde Lake’s Covenants and its Architectural Guidelines and Maintenance Standards, be available for regular RAC meetings, and have 4-6 hours per month total to consistently devote to RAC activities. RAC members do not evaluate Covenant violations or provide general advice regarding architectural standards or maintenance.

How can I find out more about what RAC service entails?
We suggest that all interested residents attend a RAC meeting via Zoom and talk with a current member of the committee before applying. RAC membership is subject to the approval of the Wilde Lake Village Board.

Sounds great! How can I apply?
Please complete the application online or contact Lexi Levy Milani at or via phone at 410-730-3987 x16. Thank you for your interest!