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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 Black 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 Sara Artes (


Safety Committee

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. The Ednor Gardens-Lakeside COP is chaired by Nathan Clingan. To learn more or to become a COP volunteer in Ednor Gardens-Lakeside, please email

To register your private security cameras with the Baltimore City Police Department, visit the BPD CitiWatch Website.


Youth Committee

The Youth Committee is chaired by Khalilah Harris. 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. The Ednor
Gardens-Lakesideommunications Committee is chaired by
Khalilah Harris. If you are interested in joining the Youth
Committee, email


Greening Committee

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
ommunications Committee is chaired by Grace Awantang. If you are interested in joining the Greening Committee, email

Communications Committee

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 Arthurine Walker.  If you are interested in joining the Communications Committee, email

Housing Committee

The Housing Committee will work with Block Captains to identify and track all of the vacant and unoccupied homes in the community to deter squatting and provide information to Strong City Baltimore so that they may advocate for speedy and positive outcomes for the community. If you are interested in chairing or joining the Housing Committee, email

The Committees listed below are currently forming:

Events Committee

The Events Committee will organize events and activities that bring
community members together to get to know each other and to
promote aositive and safe community. If you are interested in
chairing or joining the Events Committee, email

Fundraising Committee

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

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