The Loch Raven Improvement Association is a dynamic community that is well-positioned for the future. As we continue our mission in keeping our neighborhood safe, clean and strong, the LRIA Executive Board and membership body are fully committed to providing residents and future generations an outstanding quality of life.
The LRIA encourages membership that is actively involved in the community by joining at least one of several committees that exists to improve our lifestyle. Active participation by members of our neighborhood will continue a long tradition of community service and socially responsible practices.
As we progress through the New Year, it is hopeful that residents become engaged in community participation by making an annual dues contribution, attending meetings, and doing your part in maintaining a viable neighborhood by addressing substandard housing and sanitation conditions, unlawful behavior, and other unacceptable quality-of-life issues.
THE STRENGTH AND STABILILTY OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD DEPENDS ON YOU!!!
Get involved and enjoy what is the Loch Raven Improvement Association.
The Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc. (LRIA) is a self-sustaining, non-profit community organization that works diligently to maintain a stable neighborhood
for the mutual benefit of all residents.
Today, we are calling on your assistance to support our mission.
Having a stake in LRIA membership is one easy way to express your commitment
in supporting our proactive effort to preserve and stimulate property values,
promote superior standards of housing, sanitation and community health, and support
initiatives that combat crime and nuisance behavior. As we strive to expand our membership base,
the more likely we will be able to inspire positive change throughout the neighborhood.
Annual membership dues are still only $20 per household, and your contribution is directly reinvested back into the community. Beautification projects, multiple community-focused events, preservation of our community garden, and improving the overall infrastructure of our neighborhood
are just a few of the many efforts in which we are involved.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
You may make payment by any of the following methods:
The Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc. is awarded a Special Recognition Citation from the Honorable Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby,
in celebration of our steadfast commitment
to improving the quality of lives of Northeast Baltimore residents.
The LRIA is honored to be recognized for such an outstanding commendation.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2000 E. Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21239, is now accepting applications for its 2022 Summer Camp. Fun programs available for youth 3yrs -12yrs of age.
In-person meetings have resumed!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR LRIA COMMUNITY MEETING!!!
CANCELLED: Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 (Election Night)
RESCHEDULED: Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
Immanuel Lutheran Church
5701 Loch Raven Boulevard (lower parking lot entrance)
Zoom attendance will also be available for those wishing to join virtually.
Simply send US your email address, and we'll send YOU the link to the meeting.
ALL RESIDENTS ARE INVITED!
As per the 2020 census, population loss in Baltimore City was detrimental in the redrawing of congressional and legislative districts. This redistricting redraw directly affects the Loch Raven community by now separating our neighborhood into two districts - the 43rd district to the WEST of Hillen Road, and the 45th district (new to us) to the EAST of Hillen Road.
Please be advised that this separation of districts does NOT separate the structure of the Loch Raven Improvement Association. We are still one united neighborhood, and effective January 2023, will be represented by two (2) senators, and two delegates (43rd district) and three delegates (45th district). While this may sound confusing, and while some may take a negative view of this action, it actually may be more beneficial to our community with more resources and bargaining power. Loch Raven looks forward to working with our representatives from both districts.
The upcoming 2022 gubernatorial election WILL BE affected by this new change, with many residents who were once in the 43rd district, now preparing to vote in the 45th district. And with the announced retirements of two current delegates, and the loss of one seat in the 43rd district, there will be new faces in the election.
Residents are highly encouraged to research the candidates of your choice now, in order that you may make an informed decision as to who will represent you (us) moving forward.
For more information on the new redistricting legislation, please CLICK HERE.
After much anticipation, BGE has announced plans for the newly PROPOSED Loch Raven Substation, a long-awaited electric infrastructure upgrade that will address increased demand, and continue to reliably distribute electric power to homes and businesses in the area. Note: this is a proposal only, NOT a final draft
The Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc. wishes to recognize individuals who are engaged in positive activities
throughout the community.
If you would like to share your story, or nominate an "honoree", please click below.
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CALLING ALL GARDENING ENTHUSIASTS!
The LRIA Memorial Community Garden Committee is seeking volunteers to join us for our 2nd growing season, right here in our own Loch Raven neighborhood. With the addition of five raised bed boxes, we now have ten garden spaces to plant, weed, water, and harvest the fruits of our labor.
The gardening team meets on location, every Saturday morning from 8am - 10am. Join us at Immanuel Lutheran Church, lower parking lot, 5701 Loch Raven Boulevard, and be ready to "dig in".
Whether you are a master gardener, or just beginning the gardening experience, come on out... we'd love to have you on the team. FREE and open to all community residents.
For more information, please contact the LRIA, or email@example.com
The Center, located at 5701 Loch Raven Boulevard, lower parking lot entrance, serves families seeking material help throughout the City of Baltimore, and is open every second Saturday of the month, from 10am - 12pm.
The Compassion Center continues to accept non-perishable food donations, gently used clothing, and usable household donations during business office hours and by appointment.
Please call the office at 410-435-6861 to arrange a drop-off donation.
Yorkwood Elementary School's ongoing food drive is a continuing effort to benefit students, families, and the community.
Residents are encouraged to donate canned goods, dry goods, and non-perishable items directly to the drop-off site at the school's main lobby, during regular business hours.
For more information, please contact the Pantry Coordinator at:
Yorkwood Elementary School
5931 Yorkwood Road
Baltimore, MD 21239
The WholeHome Program can help you make valuable repairs and enhancements to your home that can lower your family’s monthly utility bills and improve your quality of life.
Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund WholeHome Grant will be available to help homeowners impacted by Covid-19, with repairs and energy efficiency improvements to their primary residence.
This "Voter Lookup" system will enable you to check your voter status. It will also assist you in updating your information if you recently changed your address or name. You can easily change your party affiliation, get information on polling locations, candidates, becoming an election judge, and more!
Register SOON! Election dates are quickly approaching!
Primary Election - (new date) July 19, 2022, 7am until 8pm
Early Voting for the Primary Election - Thursday, July 7 - Thursday, July 14, 2022, 7am -8pm.
General Election - November 8, 2022, 7am until 8pm
Early Voting for the General Election - Thursday, October 27 - Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7am - 8pm.
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So take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about our LRIA community. We hope you enjoy our site.
"Northeast Baltimore neighbors working together to maintain the highest quality of community life by ensuring that our neighborhoods remain safe, clean and strong."
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