Committees

Glen Ridge Administrator and Administrative Assistant

The Property Administrator and Administrative Assistant are part-time employees of the management company. The Administrator is on-site 24 hours per week and responsible for day-to-day operations in accordance with the management contract. The Administrative Assistant is on-site 20 hours per week. The Administrator maintains a good working relationship with Glen Ridge Members, committees, and the Executive Board.

Executive Board

Established by the charter and by-laws of the Cooperative, the Executive Board manages the affairs and furthers the intentions of the Cooperative. The Executive Board is made up of up to seven resident members who are selected by the nominating committee and two members that live outside of Glen Ridge. One of the outside members is a representative of Glen Ridge’s sponsor, The New Samaritan Corporation, and the other outside member is chosen from the local community typically for their expertise (e.g. building trades, finance). The resident members are elected to two year staggered terms and are elected by the membership at its annual meeting in December. The board meets once a month.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee advises the Executive Board on the Cooperative’s financial matters. Its primary responsibilities include reviewing the current budget, monthly financials, and making recommendations for the subsequent fiscal year’s operating budget. The committee plans for the future financial health of the Cooperative, manages Cooperative investments, and makes recommendations on proposed expenditures of Cooperative funds not budgeted or out of the ordinary for the Cooperative. The Committee meets once per month except August and December.

Building and Grounds Committee

The Building and Grounds Committee’s primary responsibility is to serve as the Cooperative’s body for ensuring that Glen Ridge’s buildings and grounds are adequately maintained and that they represent the needs of the Cooperative. Working in unison with the Glen Ridge Administrator, the Committee oversees and endorses recommendations for suggested alterations, repairs, or improvements and provides those recommendations to the Executive Board on projects approved by the Committee. The Committee responds to all requests in a timely manner and treats all requests without bias or prejudice. This committee is open to all members. Any member who wishes to be on this committee must sign up at the annual meeting. If a committee member wants to continue to be on this committee at the end of the year, they must sign up again at the annual meeting. The Committee meets once per month except August and December.

Rules & Regulations Committee

The Rules & Regulations Committee recommends to the Executive Board such rules and regulations as are deemed to generally benefit Cooperative shareholders and which contribute to the quality of life, harmony, peace, and good working order of the Cooperative. The Committee may also recommend procedures for implementation and enforcement of the rules and regulations. Its recommendations are sent to the Executive Board for final approval. The Committee meets only when it is required.

Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Committee is charged with planning and overseeing a variety of social events for the Cooperative. Social events gives members the opportunity to meet and share social events with one other, providing a real sense of community. This committee is open to all members. Any member who wishes to be on this committee must sign up at the annual meeting. If a committee member wants to continue to be on this committee at the end of the year, they must sign up again at the annual meeting. The Committee meets once per month except August and December.