Committee How-Tos

About Committees

  • Committees perform the real work of a Neighborhood Council, because they process an issue or item in depth, then present their findings to the full Board, along with a recommendation on a course of action that the Board might take on that matter.
  • Some Committees, such as Budget and FInance, are found in every Neighborhood Council, while others are specific to individual Councils, such as the equestrian-oriented Committees found in some Valley-area Councils.
  • Your Neighborhood Council’s list of Committees will be found in your bylaws (click your Council’s name on this list to see yours.)
  • Every Board Member should belong to at least one Committee, but not all Committee Members should be Board Members. Instead, a Committee can and should include stakeholders who have an expertise in the topics that form the focus of that Committee.