Oakenshawe Improvement Association

The Oakenshawe Improvement Association (OIA) serves the interests of all residents in the historic neighborhood of Oakenshawe in Baltimore, Maryland. A volunteer organization, every neighbor is welcomed and encouraged to join. Membership costs $20 a year.

Benefits of Membership

Besides the opportunity to be better acquainted with your neighbors, membership in the OIA gives you the chance to make a real difference where you live. Association dues help us deliver timely community news via our email blast and website, support community projects, remind you of upcoming meetings and events, and help you understand new neighborhood initiatives. The OIA provides many opportunities to hear and be heard in meetings with neighbors, Union Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, other area associations, city officers, and elected officials.

As your nonprofit neighborhood association, the OIA maintains a website, facilitates annual City parking permit pick-ups, organizes neighborhood clean-ups and security walks, and supports neighborhood meetings, parties, and even gardening events.

Apply to be an OIA member by filling out this form: OIAApplication and sending to  oakenshawenews [at] gmail.com.

The Oakenshawe Board

Are you a mover and shaker? Are you interested in being on the Oakenshawe board? Terrific! Board meetings are held quarterly, and all Oakenshawe residents are welcome to attend. Community Meetings are held annually. The volunteer board helps organize and act on neighborhood concerns, plan social events (e.g., Halloween Parade and Terrace Party), and maintain communication (social media site and email list).

2017-2019 Officers:

  • Laura Urban, President
  • Ed Stokes, Treasurer
  • Rhonda Van Roekel, Secretary

For more information, please contact oakenshawenews [at] gmail.com.