On January 30, 2012, the Board of Selectmen established a temporary advisory committee to be known as the Wayland Cares Sustainability Committee to advise the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, Personnel Board, School Committee, Board of Health, Police Chief, Youth Advisory Committee and any other interested Town departments or committees of the action that should be taken with regard to the community's substance abuse prevention efforts through WaylandCares, and what steps it recommends the Town take to assure that this community-wide
coalition work continue.
The committee shall be comprised of five (5) members appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Board of Selectmen for ten months, ending October 31, 2012, with preference given to individuals with professional expertise in substance abuse prevention; social work; strategic planning; business and non-profit organization development and grant writing. The Chair of Wayland Cares shall serve as ex officio without the right to vote and his/her presence shall not be counted in determining a quorum.
The purpose of the committee shall be to:
- Review the accomplishments of the Wayland Cares Coalition and its value to the Town;
- Make recommendations about the future organizational structure and funding mechanisms for WaylandCares beyond Fiscal Year 2013 to insure long term sustainability of the organization;
- Determine the cost to the Town to fund WaylandCares beginning in FY14; and
- Examine, along with WaylandCares Executive Committee, the option of obtaining 501C3 status and feasibility of future federal and state grant funding.