Kentlands Historical Trust
The Kentlands Historical Trust works with the Community Architect to maintain the visual integrity of the Community. The Kentlands Historical Trust makes recommendations and decisions on applications for design or visual changes to exteriors of buildings and lots. The Kentlands Historical Trust also provides interpretive advice to the Board of Trustees and to the Board of Code Compliance to aid in findings on alleged violations of design standards. The Kentlands Historical Trust is charged with pursuing its duties with the mission of preserving the visual character of Kentlands as it was originally conceived and initially executed. Members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Board of Trustees.
Kentlands Environmental Management/Arts & Ornamentation Committee
The Environmental Management/Arts & Ornamentation Committee was established in 1998 by the Board of Trustees of the Kentlands Citizens Assembly. Its purpose is to advise the Board with respect to matters involving the natural environment of Kentlands, emphasizing areas that serve the Kentlands community at large. The Committee also contributes to the enhancement of the community by recommending the installation of public art and street furniture.
Kentlands Budget & Finance Advisory Committee
The Kentlands Budget and Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing the community finances and advising the Board of Trustees regarding the financial affairs of the Assembly.
Kentlands Election Committee
The Kentlands Election Committee is responsible for overseeing the community elections.
Kentlands Board of Code Compliance
The Board of Code Compliance is charged with investigating and rendering judgments on alleged violations of Community Codes. Judgments may include the determination of appropriate and reasonable punitive measures such as assessing financial damages or temporarily suspending rights to use of certain common property. The Board of Code Compliance is required to make reasonable attempts to resolve cases of alleged violations through non-formal techniques and to informally resolve conflicts between Citizens in cases involving alleged violations of Community Codes.
The KCA Board of Trustees established the E-Communications Working Group to address the need for enhanced electronic communications with residents of the Kentlands. The E-Communications Working Group benchmarks how other successful communities leverage social media and e-communications while assessing the needs of Kentlands citizens. The group develops and recommends plans of implementation to the KCA Board of Trustees, CMC and KCA President. The working group considers all liabilities, opt-in and opt-out language, and collection of information.
The Activities Committee advises and assists the management staff in the planning, organizing and facilitating social activities for the Kentlands. A primary goal of the committee is to develop a calendar of events that will appeal to the broadest possible spectrum of residents—of all ages—with particular emphasis on family-friendly events that help foster our sense of community and social camaraderie. The committee works with the Clubhouse staff to schedule, budget, and promote activities as well as locate and manage volunteers necessary for successful operation of activities. The Activities Committee also attempts measure outcomes and adjust future planning based on results.
Kentlands Welcoming Committee
On a regular basis, the Welcoming Committee hosts a Newcomers’ Coffee for all residents who have recently made the Kentlands their home. This event gives the opportunity for new residents to meet various committee members, board members as well as a chance to get to know other new neighbors like themselves.
Ad Hoc Committees
Capital Projects Working Group
The Capital Projects Working Group was established to ensure the next 25 years of Kentlands infrastructure thrives as the last 25 years. This group assesses the infrastructure of the community and identifies projects that the KCA may want to address to maintain the Kentlands.
Kentlands Downtown Working Group
The Kentlands Downtown Working Group (KDWG) was formed to represent the interests of the Kentlands as well as surrounding communities in regard to retail revitalization plans for the commercial shopping centers in the Kentlands and residential development planned for the DIYA property.
If you are interested in joining the KDWG, please contact Barney Gorin at President@kentlandstowncrier.com.