|How do the committees work in your community?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: weigel (sweigellamar.ColoState.EDU)|
|Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 13:56:33 -0500|
Greetings! I am a new member of couhousing-l and involved in the RiverRock Cohousing (Martinez Park Cohousing) group which is just gearing up to break ground in Fort Collins, CO. Being in Colorado we have had the opportunity to visit different cohousing communities and see them in action. What I am hoping to get feedback on is how your community deals with c committee participation. We have several new members who are not currently active with committee work, and there is lots going on. Some communities we visited have a requirement (eg membership on a primary and secondary committee), some rotate members among committees, and I am sure there are other approaches. Our membership and marketing commmittee is interested in how we can increase involvement at the committee level, but we are not sure if we feel it appropriate to mandate participation. Of course the issue will soon go in front of the entire community, but I was hoping to get some input from what has worked (and has not worked) in other places To give a feel for our size -- we will have 34 units on completion, 4 different unit types ranging from 1 br to 4 br, with potential to increase space with finished basements. I can`t recall the current count, but my recollection is aroung 90 persons, with a few units unsold. So there will be a significant population when we are all together. Also of interest, the question of renter participation in committees. Thanks for any input Stephanie sweigel [at] lamar.colostate.edu
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