How Do I Get Involved?

In general terms, there are three levels of involvement in the Flower City Cohousing Community, each described below.  Along the way, you are encouraged to join one or more committees to share in the work of creating our community.

Get Acquainted

Contact us to learn more about Flower City Cohousing Community. Email us at info@flowercitycohousing.org or call Jane at 585-315-2406 for details.  Once you understand the basics, you are considered an “Inquirer,” and you are invited to participate in any of our gatherings and work teams for up to four months.

Associate Membership

After four months you will be invited to have a conversation with us about your continuing interest, leading to a decision about whether to continue. If so, you can become an Associate Member, with a deeper level of involvement and commitment for up to six months.

LLC Membership

The final step is to become an LLC Member, which involves a second conversation whenever you’re ready within your six months as an Associate Member. Once again, if you and the current FC3 members agree about continuing the process, you will become an LLC Member with an even deeper level of involvement and commitment.

Committees

The work of developing our community is accomplished through the efforts of several committees, which include active Inquirers, Associate Members and LLC Members:

Bricks & Mortar
Zeroing in on our site, recommending professionals (architects, developers), working with cohousing consultants.

Finance & Governance
Meeting with lending institutions, researching financing methods used by other cohousing communities, overseeing governance, managing and reporting on financials.

Communications
Maintaining our website, communicating through social and public media, tracking membership.

Affordability
Developing an action plan based on our research that would enable us to offer at least 20% of our units as affordable units.