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Committees

 

The Cascades Community Association has organized several committees to help advise and assist the Board of Directors. Below you will find more information on these groups.
 
 


Covenants Committee
 
Mission:
The primary responsibility of the Covenants Committee is very broadly defined as follows: "...to assure that the Property is maintained in a manner: i) providing for visual harmony and soundness of repair (ii) avoiding activities deleterious to the aesthetic or the property values of the Property, and (iii) promoting the general welfare and safety of the owners, such owners' tenants and such owners' (or tenants') households or companies, guests, employees, customers, agents, and invitees."
(Article 9, Section 9.1 of the Declaration)
 
Members:
• Patty Craver - Board Liaison
• Carl Wallin - Chairperson
• Margaret Detaranto
• Mark Pilaro
• Paul Orphanides
• Pat Ballentine


Meeting Schedule:
We meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at Lowes Island Community Center. Please refer to the Calendar of Events for the actual meeting dates. Applications needing Covenant Committee review must be submitted to the Administrative Office a minimum of eight days prior to each scheduled Covenants Committee meeting.
 
Meeting minutes from previous meetings are available on this website's Documents page.



Finance Committee

Mission:
The primary responsibility of the Finance Committee is to advise and assist the Board of directors in planning and administering a program of financial management for the association. In fulfilling its responsibility, the Finance Committee performs functions which include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Participate with Board of Directors, the management agent, and other committees in the development of the annual budget, including replacement reserve schedules.
  • Review and evaluate association financial statements
  • Advise the board of directors regarding short-term and long-term investment of association funds, in a manner consistent with the governing documents.
  • Advise the board of directors in matters relating to delinquencies and the collection of assessments.
  • Advise the board of directors in matters relating to the annual audit and preparation of the associations tax returns.
  • Perform other functions as directed or approved by the board of directors.

Members:
• Eric Hess - Board Liaison
• Paul Lin - Chairperson
• Rob Giannetta
• Brett Schlosberg
• Andrew Gross
• Chuck Hasper
• Tricia Kane
• Debra Straub

Meeting Schedule:
We meet the Monday prior to the Board Meeting at 7:00 PM at Lowes Island Community Center. Refer to the Calendar of Events for the actual meeting dates.


Technology Working Group (TWG)

Mission:
The primary responsibility of the Technology Working Group is to advise the Board of Directors on technology issues relating to the Association. In accomplishing this goal, the BOD shall assign the Technology Working Group with tasks from time to time which may include, but may not be limited to:
  • Providing the board with technological support in such areas as: procurement of association hardware and software and development of policy and procedures for hardware and software.
  • Performing such tasks that the board may direct with regards to: creation of web pages, maintenance of on-line discussion forums, and creation of a distributed information system to support better communications between the Association and its members. The TWG's responsibilities include;
  • Create and maintain the community web site.
  • Recommend and assist in implementing electronic communications between the committees, Board of Directors and homeowners.
  • Provide information and direction about PC-related concerns to the Board of Directors and committees.
  • The Technology Working Group is NOT responsible for supporting the computers (hardware/software).

Meeting Schedule:
As a Working Group rather than a Committee we do not have a regular meeting schedule.


Programs Working Group

Mission:
The Programs Advisory Committee helps to advise the Board of Directors on how to best foster community activities for children, teens, and adults as well as develop relationships with local business, establish corporate sponsorship of events, identifying and evaluating pool accessories, and how to best foster volunteerism.

Meeting Schedule:
We meet on an as-needed basis at Lowes Island Community Center.


County Liaison Working Group
 
Mission:
The committee's primary function is to monitor Loudoun and Fairfax County plans, projects, proposals, and laws that will impact Cascades or the area in general, conduct research and analysis, and provide recommendations to support the Board of Directors in making decisions and establishing policy on these issues.
 
Meeting Schedule:
As a Working Group rather than a Committee we do not have a regular meeting schedule.


Cascades Green Team

The Cascades Green Team is dedicated to creating more “green” awareness in our community. The Green Team is currently on a break from holding meetings and is looking for new members.

For more information on the Green Team, please contact Josh Harber at Josh@cascadesva.com or 703-406-0456.
 
Cascades Beautification Committee
 
The Cascades Beautification Committee is dedicated to enhancing the landscaping throughout the community. They recommend projects to the Board that will update the current landscaping and create a more beautiful place to live. 
 
Members:
• Don Muhlenthaler - Board Liaison
• Carl Wallin - Chairperson
• Carlos Madriz
• Carolyn Whisman
• Susan Campbell
• Denise Pierce
• Amy Johnson
 
Meeting Schedule:
We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm at the Lowes Island Community Center.  Refer to the Calendar of Events for the actual meeting dates.