Standing Committees

Business Engagement Committee:

  1. Develop mutually beneficial relationships with the profit and non-profit businesses that service our neighborhoods’ boundaries.
  2. Identify the businesses in the Camp Springs area.
  3. In coordination with the Membership committee, meet with the businesses and invite them to become part of the CSCA.
  4. Identify businesses to spotlight at the CSCA’s community meetings, preferably a profit and a non-profit business. Coordinate with the Program Committee.
  5. Develop a plan to seek the cooperation of businesses to improve their establishments that are deemed below community standards (i.e., appearance, sanitation, landscaping and beautification).
  6. Engage local government when substandard conditions persist at businesses.
  7. Prepare and distribute business welcome packets to new businesses.
  8. Interact with the County Council and Planning officials on economic development in the Camp Springs area.
  9. Engage with the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) for the purposes of development of commercial enterprises in the Camp Springs area.
  10. Engage with investors to determine what is on the horizon and inform them of the type of enterprises Camp Springs is seeking.
  11. Keep the Board and the community apprised of proposed, planned, and on-going development in the Camp Springs area.

Community Engagement Committee:

  1. Address community needs to promote the improvement, safety, and quality of life for residents.
  2. Plan and organize social events (Camp Springs Day, beautification, etc.).
  3. Coordinate with County Services committee to determine lack of county services in the Camp Springs area.
  4. Coordinate with membership committee, the Board and residents to identify new residents in the area. Distribute welcome packets.
  5. Plan and organize fundraising events for the CSCA with the approval of the Board.

County Services Committee:

  1. Interact with County officials to determine services available for the community’s senior citizens.
  2. Develop a program to inform the community of the County services available to senior citizens.
  3. Interact with County/State officials with the Department of Health and Human Services to determine which family, health and social services are available and how the community may obtain the services.
  4. Develop a program to inform the community of the availability of State/County services pertaining to Health and Human Services.

Environment Committee:

  1. Address issues impacting the environment in Camp Springs to help with a healthy, beautiful and sustainable County.
  2. Interact with the Department of the Environment (DOE) on environmental concerns related to clean water, flood control, trash/recycling, waste management, litter prevention/reduction, animal services, etc. in Camp Springs.
  3. Interact with the Sustainable Maryland to assist Camp Springs in becoming a sustainable community (i.e., improve flow of traffic, help bring arts-related and family-oriented activities).
  4. Research County/State grants to be used to make Camp Springs more attractive (e.g., sidewalks, a walkable community, streetscape, etc.).
  5. Provide information to the community on the importance of having a sustainable and viable environment.
  6. Organize the comprehensive clean-up and the monthly cleanup.

Legislative Committee:

  1. Study issues affecting community, county and state legislation and report all matters of interest to the membership with the approval of the Executive Board.
  2. Coordinate a voter registration program.
  3. Assist the CSCA President or designated speaker in preparation of testimony/presentation on legislative issues and governmental appointments affecting the Camp Springs area, when appropriate.
  4. Plan and arrange a candidate forum in election years.
  5. Keep abreast of bills and resolutions that impact the County and Camp Springs.
  6. Attend hearings that will impact Camp Springs residents and/or the County as a whole.

Membership Committee:

Conduct a membership drive once a year and strive to increase the active membership of the Association.

  1. Recruit members for the CSCA.
  2. Maintain a current membership roster (email/mailing).
  3. Notify members regarding the payment of dues.
  4. Determine the number of households within the boundaries of Camp Springs.
  5. Develop a recruitment strategy to increase the level of participation in the CSCA.
  6. Work in conjunction with Business Engagement Committee to build commercial establishment membership.
  7. Send welcome letter to new members.
  8. Prepare packets for first timers to the Community meetings.
  9. Verify voting eligibility of membership at elections.

Newsletter Committee:

  1. Research, write, edit and produce articles for inclusion in the newsletter.
  2. Determine which articles will be published in the current newsletter.
  3. Edit articles for spelling, grammar, accuracy, and copyright.
  4. Finalize and distribute the newsletter to the membership by submitting to the web team for posting to website.
  5. Print newsletters that need to mail to members that do not have email address or prefer hard copies.
  6. Coordinate with the correspondence secretary to mail newsletters to the members who do not provide email addresses or prefer hard copies.

Program Committee:

  1. Develop and present in August of each year an annual program to meet the objectives of the CSCA.
  2. Solicit suggestions of topics for general community meetings from Board and membership.
  3. Coordinate the meeting with all guest speakers.
  4. Prepare agenda for the community general meetings.
  5. The Committee Chairperson will present the program, speakers or panelists at the general community membership meetings.

Public Education Committee:

  1. Review the quality of education offered by the schools in the Camp Springs area.
  2. Annually contact each school in the area for the purpose of determining specific needs.
  3. Act on pertinent issues concerning education and keep the membership of the CSCA informed.
  4. Represent and testify before the Board of Education at School Board meetings and other agencies relative to educational matters.
  5. Interact with our elected Board of Education official.

Public Safety Committee:

  1. Serve as the community liaison with police officials in Districts IV and V.
  2. Interact with the police officials by attending meetings on public safety specifically the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) and South County Community Roundtable (SCCR) meetings.
  3. Obtain weekly crime reports affecting the Camp Springs area. Send the crime reports to the web team to post on the website.
  4. Follow-up with police officials to ascertain resolutions of crime reports.
  5. Work with and help to re-establish a Neighborhood Watch program in the Camp Springs area.
  6. Interact with the community on safety issues.
  7. Engage the fire department to inform the community on fire safety issues.
  8. Coordinate with the Program committee for public safety speakers at the general community meeting.

Transportation Committee:

  1. Interact with the counterparts at the County and State level to keep abreast of proposed, planned, and changes that are underway in transportation that might impact the community.
  2. Make an assessment of the proposed changes, reflecting the pros and cons, providing recommendations to present to the Board and membership, as appropriate.
  3. Solicit the views and concerns of the CSCA on changes for reporting to proper County and/or State officials.
  4. Address issues concerning public transportation in Camp Springs (e.g., highway improvement on Branch Avenue, Allentown and Auth Roads, Washington Metropolitan Authority Transportation Authority (WMATA) Bus service, and Prince George’s “The Bus” service).

Website Committee:

  1. Maintain the CSCA website.
  2. Post all information to the CSCA website to keep membership and the public informed of community events, activities, meetings, pertinent County, State and partner information.
  3. Obtain relevant information from standing and special committees, local and State Government.
  4. Monitor the website and ensure that it is updated regularly.

Zoning Committee:

  1. Interact with County officials to keep abreast of proposed, planned or changes in zoning that impact the Camp Springs area.
  2. Attend zoning meetings.
  3. Make an assessment of the proposed changes, reflecting the pros and cons, providing recommendations to present to the Board and membership, as appropriate.
  4. Identify areas in the community with zone ratings considered improper and could potentially be a problem for the community.

Special Committees

Audit Committee:

  1. Consist of two members, in good financial standing and one Board member to perform an annual audit of the Treasurer’s financial records prior to the beginning of the next fiscal year.
  2. Report to the Board and membership the findings and recommendations of the audit at the September community general meeting.

Bylaws Committee:

  1. Maintain accurate and current CSCA Bylaws.
  2. Coordinate with the web team to post current Bylaws on the website.
  3. Request that Board and general membership submit written suggestions for additions, deletions or changes to the Bylaws Committee prior to the September regular membership meeting.
  4. Present proposed Bylaw amendments to the Board at its September meeting for presentation at the January regular membership meeting and for adoption at the May membership general community meeting.
  5. Report on the proposed amendments at said regular meeting, which action may be taken on the amendment proposed in the original motion.
  6. Bring to the membership any proposed new changes to the Bylaws.
  7. Obtain the appropriate signature to the revised Bylaws.

History Committee:

  1. Collect, maintain and preserve in an appropriate form one copy of the printed material of the Association.
  2. Maintain a permanent record of all programs and projects in which the CSCA participates during the year.

Hospitality Committee:

  1. Bring refreshments to the general community membership meetings.
  2. Ensure that the in-person meeting is set-up prior to the meeting.
  3. Ensure that the chairs and tables are broken down after the meeting.

The Nominating Committee:

  1. Three members in good financial standing appointed by the Board will carry out the functions of this committee. These members will be appointed during the odd-numbered year, which is the year the Association holds elections. These members will be presented at the November general community meeting.
  2. Nominate at least one member in good financial standing for each elected office. Collaborate with the membership committee to verify the nominees standing.
  3. Report the nominees at the March general community meeting.
  4. Accept additional nominations from the floor at the March general meeting. Note: The nominee must be in good financial standing. Will accept additional nominees up to April 14.
  5. Prepare and present a slate of eligible nominees for each office at the May regular membership meeting. If there is no challenge for each office, the nominees will be presented at the general membership meeting.
  6. Prepare ballots and reports when required.
  7. Forward sealed package of ballots and reports to the recording secretary to retain for no less than 60 days.

Senior Advisory Committee

  1. CSCA Advisory committee is a volunteer group formed to give advice, mentor, and support to the CSCA Board of Directors, Committee chairs and members.
  2. The CSCA Advisory committee member must be current member of CSCA.
  3. The CSCA Advisory committee member must have past experiences and knowledge of community service for a minimum of ten years.
  4. The Advisory committee member must have been a leader that made significant contributions to the community at large.
  5. The Advisory committee member is an individual who brings expertise in particular subject matter that augment the Board of Director knowledge and skills.
  6. The Advisory committee does not have formal authority to govern CSCA therefore, their responsibilities are at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
  7. Senior is considered a seasoned/experienced person with background in civic matters and community activities.
  8. The president, vice president, immediate past president, and one designated Board member will determine the selections of committee members.