There are five standing committees that members are encourage to join. These committees have significant independence of action but their decisions are subject to Board review.
The Membership Committee is responsible for outreach to and education of the wider community, for recruiting new members and keeping track of existing members.
The Lease Committee is responsible for developing suitable leases for long term land tenure and stewardship of the land, negotiating leases with new lessees, and handling defaults of the lease agreement.
The Land Use Committee works with lessees to develop land use plans and monitors lessees’ implementation of their plans.
The Housing Committee works with the Lease Committee to develop lease terms related to the construction, use, and sale of lessee’s homes and buildings and helps implement terms of the lease related to such sales.
The Nelson Fund Committee is responsible for raising funds for land acquisition through the solicitation of donations and low or no interest loans to the organization. It also monitors the repayment of loans and advises the Board on management of repayment funds.