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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 (


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 Greening Committee is

chaired by Sabiha Chowdhuri. 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 Marissa Dahl.  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 city officials so that they may advocate for speedy and positive outcomes for the community. The housing committee is chaired by Joe Griffiths. If you are interested in joining the Housing Committee, email

The Committees listed below are currently inactive:

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. 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.

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

Youth Committee

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

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