Getting involved in your community is a great way to show support for the many ways your neighbors work to ensure that you have a neighborhood that is safe, clean, and strong.
The many advantages of getting involved with the Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc. are:
The 2021 Annual Meeting of the members of the Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc. (LRIA) will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to elect members to the LRIA Executive Board - President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary - positions of which will serve two-year terms expiring May 2023. These volunteer Board positions oversee the business of the LRIA in the collection and expenditure of association funds and the governance of policies and procedures for the daily operation of the association.
If you are interested in serving, please complete the 2021 Nomination Form, and return with original signatures, to: Election Administrator, c/o Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc., 1614 Ramblewood Road, Baltimore, MD 21239, no later than 5:00pm, Monday, April 19, 2021. Only this approved form may be used and nominations from the floor will NOT be accepted.
All candidates must be a current, dues-paying member of the LRIA to be eligible for this election. In addition, all candidates must list at least one (1) other current, dues-paying member in support of this nomination. Both the candidate, and supporter of the candidate, shall provide original signatures on the Nomination Form. Incomplete forms shall be rejected.
All current, dues-paying members of the Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc. shall be notified of the names of eligible candidates prior to the election.
DUMPSTER DAYS ARE BACK! This event allows LRIA-only residents the convenience of disposing of unwanted household items into a roll-off dumpster, without charge. Certain restrictions apply. Appropriate identification required.
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 10:00am - 2:00pm1700 Ramblewood Road
Take the opportunity to dispose of any unwanted household items during LRIA's 2021 Community Pitch-In Dumpster Day. The roll-off dumpster will arrive Saturday morning, and retrieved Saturday afternoon. This event is made available for LRIA residents ONLY... ID will be required!
Please do NOT bring recyclables or garbage - put them out on normal trash collection (Wed.) or recycling days (Fri).
No construction materials, electronics, appliances, mattresses, propane tanks, tires, air conditioners, or hazardous waste (paints, solvents, etc.) will be accepted. For these materials, please schedule bulk pick-up via the 311 One-Call Center or take to the appropriate Baltimore City Citizen Drop-off site.
During these difficult times, many in our community may be experiencing hardship. The Loch Raven Improvement Association is here to help and supports the effort in assisting those in need.
The LRIA is hosting its 1st community drive-thru food giveaway event on Saturday, May 1st, 2021, beginning at 10am. Grab-N-Go, non-perishable food will be made available in pre-packaged bags. While supplies last!
Everyone can receive food and there is no proof of residency required.
The Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc. wishes to recognize individuals within our community who have made, and continue to make, positive impact on our daily lives.
We would love to hear from our residents.
No matter how great or how small, you (WE) can make a difference!
This month's SPOTLIGHT recipient has shown outstanding achievement,
both in the classroom and in music accomplishment.
PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING, MASON!
If you are driving, please SLOW DOWN!!! Aggressive driving put lives and property at risk.
Please do NOT double-park and always be courteous. Leave space for others to navigate.
Don't pile snow in the middle of the street. This impedes emergency vehicles that may be enroute to YOUR house!
Shovel and salt your walkway to prevent slips, trips and falls, and possible legal jeopardy.
Be a good neighbor. Assist the elderly and other restricted neighbors who may have difficulty during periods of inclement weather.
And finally, PLEASE DO NOT PLACE OBSTACLES IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY! Chairs, cones, furniture, and other objects placed in the street to "reserve" parking spaces, IS ILLEGAL! Not only will these items be confiscated, but the homeowner may also be subject to a citation. Please feel free to submit a 311 Service Request for "Debris Removal" from the roadway
It is without a doubt that the year 2021 was tough and saw a unique set of challenges from Covid-19. But even through the storm, the Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc. proved worthy of the challenge by continuing an unabated mission to keep our neighborhood safe, clean, and strong.
We are the residents of this great community who have elected to make things happen.
No fame! No glory! Simply proactive volunteers who have decided that our neighborhood is important and worth the effort of staying involved.
To say that we have conquered everything would be untrue. But we HAVE made great strides, and we are very proud of the direction in which we are going.
Further progress is planned for 2022! Get Involved!
PLEASE JOIN US... WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU ON OUR TEAM.
We think you will be pleasantly surprised by our short list of accomplishments, particularly during a year of pandemic uncertainty. Quite impressive, we think!
The Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) and Department of Public Works (DPW) have partnered with the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA) to design and operate the YH2O Career Mentoring Program (“YH2O”) for Baltimore City residents, ages 18-24, who have a high school diploma or GED, are unemployed or underemployed and, are not currently enrolled in a job training program or post-secondary education.
The Junior State’s Attorney (JSA) program is a six-week summer intensive for current and rising ninth-grade Baltimore City students. The JSA program aims to build trust and faith in the criminal justice profession by exposing students to careers in the fields of criminal justice and government. Students are selected based on a written essay, application and interview.
YouthWorks connects thousands of young people between the ages of 14 and 21 to summer jobs with private, nonprofit, and city and state government employers throughout Baltimore. Participants work in a variety of industries and gain workforce readiness and career-specific skills. Partners include the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland, local employers, nonprofits, philanthropic contributors, and the Baltimore Workforce Development Board Youth Committee. THE ONLINE YOUTH APPLICATION NOW OPEN THRU APRIL 1, 2022. APPLY NOW!!! For employers, the Worksite Application is also open now thru April 1st. The YouthWorks Summer Jobs program runs from: July 5th - August 5th.
The Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc. would like to thank the following organizations
who participated in our 1st Community-Wide Job Fair event and provided
employment opportunities for residents of northeast Baltimore:
A special thank you goes out to the office of 4th District Councilman Mark Conway,
for outstanding support in this event.
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!
General Election - November 8, 2022, 7am until 8pm
Early Voting for the General Election - Thursday, October 27 - Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7am - 8pm.
Mount Zion Baptist Church announces its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 30th, 2022, with a celebration of fun, food, crafts, and pre- Halloween theme of biblical characters.
All neighborhood residents invited to this outstanding community event.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
2000 E. Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21239
Please call 410-426-2309 for further details.
In-person meetings have resumed!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR LRIA COMMUNITY MEETING!!!
NO MEETINGS SCHEDULED
Enjoy the holiday season, stay safe and we will see you in the New Year
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!