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Council & Committees

It’s Your Home. Get involved and make a difference. Our GHBC Committees cover a wide range of interests that allow residents to keep a finger on the pulse of daily GHBC life.

Read Minute-to-Minute, a periodic summary of committee projects, meetings, and activities, available on the Publications page (in the blue column to the left of the website).

Click HERE for a table of all committee meetings of the month.

ARTS COMMITTEE supports an arts program that enhances the lives of our GHBC resident community. The committee is involved in arranging resident and guest art exhibits as well as trips to local galleries and on-site art classes and programs led by the GHBC Art Center coordinator, residents, and guest artists. Meets 3rd Friday every other month, 2:00 p.m. in the Art Center. Contact: Chair: Susan Jenkins, Apt. 977, ext. 3163, 

For more information on the Arts Committee, please click here.  

BUILDING OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE ("BomCom") deals with issues including apartment maintenance, the operation of utilities and services, and the correction of hazardous conditions and practices. Meets 2nd Thursday of each month, 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room. Contact: Chair: Fred Hohlweg, Apt. 808, ext. 7523, 

For more information on the Building Operation and Maintenance Committee, please click here. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE is responsible for a host of outreach activities and services to our surrounding North Virginia community. Meets 2nd Thursday of each month, 2:00 p.m., Top of the West. Contact: Chair: Donna Cornman, Apt. 414, ext. 7385, for the link.

For more information on the Community Service Committee, please click here. 

DINING SERVICES COMMITTEE evaluates resident suggestions and concerns regarding GHBC food service. They work closely with the Dining Services staff for improvement in food quality, nutrition, and methods of service. Meets 3rd Thursday of each month, 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room. Contact: Chair: Mike Molino, Apt. 875, ext. 3149,

For more information on the Dining Services Committee, please click here. 

ELECTION COMMITTEE conducts the nomination and election process for all regular and special elections for members of the Resident Council; in coordination with the Resident Council establishes the timetable for each annual election cycle; encourages residents to actively recruit candidates; provides the results of the elections to the community; and maintains a record of incumbents for each Resident Council position. Committee meets as needed.  Contact: Chris White, Apt. 937, ext. 7587,

For more information on the Election Committee, please click here. 

EMPLOYEE GIFT FUND COMMITTEE is responsible for the overall operation of the annual campaign to solicit and receive monetary donations from residents and others for distribution to GHBC employees as gifts at the holiday season. Meets as needed. Contacts: 2022 Co-Chairs: Jean and Lucy-Lee Reed, Apt. 475, ext. 3121, e-mail

For more information on the Employee Gift Fund Committee, please click here. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE works directly with the Administration in matters of financial interest to GHBC residents. Responsible for tracking the overall financial condition of GHBC to assure that it remains financially capable of delivering quality life-care to residents. The committee meets regularly, 3rd Wednesday of each month, 3:00 p.m., in The Pointe Staff Conference Room. Contact: Chair: Wayne Kelley, Apt. 777, ext. 3147,

Click HERE for Finance Committee meeting minutes and key documents. 

For a GH Financial Primer and more information on the Finance Committee, please click here. 

FITNESS COMMITTEE  Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm in the Formal Parlor.  Contact: Co-Chairs: Barbara Hatheway, Apt. 1001, ext. 7611,; Eleanor Karro, Apt. 424, ext. 7466,

For more information on the Fitness Committee, please click here. 

GREEN TEAM COMMITTEE raises awareness among residents and staff of ways our personal and collective practices can contribute to a more sustainable future for the earth. The Committee sponsors programs that seek to minimize waste, reduce energy consumption, encourage recycling throughout GHBC, and inform our in-house community about significant national and regional environmental issues. Most work is done by sub-committees. Meets quarterly. Contact:  Jane McKeel, Apt. 1115, ext. 7417,

For more information on the Green Team Committee, please click here. 

GROUNDS COMMITTEE is concerned with the care, maintenance, and improvement of the grounds that surround GHBC. They are a direct channel for resident concerns regarding the grounds and provide assistance to the Grounds Supervisor. The Committee also maintains the Knoll Garden with assistance from the Grounds Supervisor. Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month, 1:30 p.m., in the Board Room. Contact: Co-Chairs: Anne Blacksten, Apt. 1272, ext. 3171, & Madi Green, Apt. 614, ext. 7496,

For more information on the Grounds Committee, please click here. 

HEALTH COMMITTEE works closely with the GHBC Health leadership team supporting their efforts to provide the highest quality health care to our resident community. The Committee also serves as a forum for residents to bring health questions and concerns both to the attention of administration and residents. Meets 1st Friday of each month (except August), 10:00 a.m., Top of the West. Contact Chair: Ron Karpick, Apt. 437, Ext. 7399,

For more information on the Health Services Committee, please click here. 

LIFE ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE provides a vehicle for feedback and collaboration between the Life Enrichment Department and the GHBC resident community.  The areas of concern include: Arts, Fitness, In-House Events, Movies, Music, Trips and Outings, and Volunteers.  Meets the fourth Monday of odd-numbered months, 3:00 p.m., Board Room. Contact: Claudia Blake, Apt. 636, ext. 7485,

For more information on the Life Enrichment Committee, please click here. 

MARKETING COMMITTEE assists the work of the GBHC Marketing Department. Among its duties are the assembling and labeling of marketing materials and actively participating in marketing events. Meets the fourth Tuesday, 3:00 p.m., Board Room.  Contact: Chair: Sally Recinos, Apt. 619, ext. 7452,

For more information on the Marketing Committee, please click here. 

MOVIES COMMITTEE chooses movies for residents' viewing on Saturday night in the Auditorium. The Movie Committee meets monthly on the third Monday in the Board Room at 3:00 p.m.  Send suggestions to the chair, Alyce Bassoff, Apt. 377, ext. 3115,

MUSIC COMMITTEE promotes the availability of quality music to GHBC residents, both on-site performances and free or low-cost performances in the local area. Meetings are suspended until further notice. Contact: Mandy Whalen, Apt. 819, ext. 7534,

For more information on the Music Committee, please click here. 

SPIRITUAL LIFE COMMITTEE provides opportunities to enhance the spiritual life of all GHBC residents. They make available information from all faith traditions. Its principal work is presenting an annual Senior Quest for Meaning Program,  a series of stimulating lectures, panels and programs each fall and spring on inter-religious and humanistic reflections on basic issues of human life. Meets as needed. Contact: Chair: Tony Tambasco, Apt. 376, ext. 3114,

For more information on the Spiritual Life Committee, please click here. 

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE provides a forum for residents to assist other residents and the Administration in the provision of technology equipment and services. The Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, 3:00 p.m., in the Board Room. Contact: Carol Biondolillo, Apt. 717, ext. 7187,; Wren Gurney, Apt. 473, ext. 3119,

For more information on the Technology Committee, please click here.

TRIPS AND OUTINGS COMMITTEE plans trips and outings to museums, theaters, and shopping trips to nearby malls.  Depending on interest, the Committee also plans cruises. Meets the second Friday of each month, 3:00 p.m., in the Board Room. Contact: Jane Coughran, ext. 7450,

VETERANS COMMITTEE is open to all GHBC residents who have served in the military. They sponsor films, arrange trips, and conduct programs of historical military interest for all GHBC residents. Currently meeting as necessary. Contact: Chair: Bill Rockey, Apt. 875, ext. 3153,

For more information on the Veterans Committee, please click here.




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