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Become a Block Captain
Block Captains are an integral part of fostering a strong sense of community in our neighborhood. Being a Block Captain does not require much of your time. It mostly gives you a good excuse to get to know your neighbors and build a supportive network on your street. Block Captain responsibilities:
Introduce yourself to your neighbors as an Ednor Gardens – Lakeside Block Captain
Be a source of information for community matters—such as community meetings and events, street cleaning, trash pick-up days, and how to call for bulk trash pick-up—to neighbors who may not have this information.
Keep an eye on senior citizen neighbors or others who may need additional support.
Report suspicious activity to the Baltimore City Police Department by calling 911 and communicate issues to the Ednor Gardens Lakeside Board members.
Encourage neighbors to meet and get to know one another.
For more information contact Marissa Dahl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Greening Committee helps keep our neighborhood clean and beautiful by
organizing neighborhood trash pick-ups and beautifying public spaces. They
hope to re-establish the Ednor Gardens – Lakeside Garden Tour, so that those
with green thumbs can show off the beautiful results of their handiwork to the
greater community. The Ednor Gardens-Lakeside Greening Committee is
chaired by Sabiha Chowdhuri. If you are interested in joining the Greening
Committee, email Gardening@ednorgardenslakeside.org.
The Communications Committee will be responsible for writing the EGLS Newsletter, Hi Neighbor!, to keep all neighbors informed about community happenings, events, and activities. The Ednor Gardens-Lakeside Communications Committee is chaired by Marissa Dahl. If you are interested in joining the Communications Committee, email Communications@ednorgardenslakeside.org.
The new Civic Association Housing Committee is recruiting members who are interested in researching and developing a variety of resources addressing neighborhood housing needs in the areas of home repair, financial assistance, and vacancy reduction.
This will include helping homeowners access maintenance assistance, rehab their homes, increase accessibility and energy efficiency, and avoid foreclosure and other negative financial consequences that may lead to vacancy. The committee will also consider and include the needs of renters, explore partnerships, conduct community outreach, and track neighborhood housing trends to proactively support our neighbors.
Ednor Gardens Lakeside's housing stock is one of its primary assets, and this committee will work to build upon and accentuate that asset.The committee will meet at least one evening per month and work closely with other committees and the Civic Association Board. Consider joining and leading this exciting new opportunity! The housing committee is chaired by Joe Griffiths. If you are interested in joining the Housing Committee, email Housing@ednorgardenslakeside.org.
The Committees listed below are currently inactive:
The safety committee hosts Good Neighbor Walks and participates in Citizens on Patrol (COP). COP functions as the Ednor Gardens-Lakeside neighborhood crime watch program. This program is jointly administered with the Baltimore City Northeast Police District.
As part of COP, Ednor Gardens-Lakeside residents can volunteer for evening shifts to patrol the neighborhood in their vehicles, which can be identified by patrol signs placed on the car. COP volunteers have the direct phone numbers of the police officers on duty during their evening shifts, and can call them to report suspicious activity. The visibility of the patrol cars also alerts potential criminals that residents are watching. To learn more or to become a COP volunteer in Ednor Gardens-Lakeside, please email Safety@ednorgardenslakeside.org.
To register your private security cameras with the Baltimore City Police Department, visit the BPD CitiWatch Website.
The Events Committee will organize events and activities that bring
community members together to get to know each other and to
promote a positive and safe community. If you are interested in
chairing or joining the Events Committee, email
The Fundraising Committee will assist with identifying and pursuing
potential fundraising opportunities through grants, events, or other
prospects. If you are interested in chairing or joining the Fundraising
Committee, email Fundraising@ednorgardenslakeside.org.
The committee will support positive intergenerational
relationships, fun and educational activities for community
youth who live here and visit daily, strong partnerships with
school-based and civic partners, as well as youth-led initiatives
and programs. Meetings will take place on a quarterly basis,
with much of the work in between done electronically and by
voice discussion. If you are interested in Chairing or joining the
Youth Committee, email Youth@ednorgardenslakeside.org.
Other Community Needs
Is there a need in the community not covered by one of the
committees listed above? Let us know if you are interested in
starting and managing a committee to meet another community
need. Email email@example.com.