Association Committees – Get Involved and Have Fun

Communications – Chaired by Ginny Rajnes
The Communications Committee oversees the design and content of the newsletter and website. Community members are welcome to submit information on events and items of interest for To The Point or the LPCA website. The deadline for ads and editorial content for the newsletter is now the 15th of the month preceding publication. Website content can be submitted at any time. The newsletter is published every other month, contact the committee for more information.

Design Review – Chaired by Will Jovel
The Design Review committee reviews all of the plans for individual property improvements or proposed property subdivisions and monitors the projects to make sure property owners are complying with Baltimore City law and zoning codes. The city recommends that any major additions to individual properties or proposed property subdivisions be submitted to the community association prior to any public hearings. It is the policy of the LPCA to request a postponement of any hearing for an applicant that has not first notified the LPCA Board of Directors and presented plans to the Board. Please submit plans to LPCA P.O. Box 27097, Baltimore, MD 21230.

Social Committee – Chaired by Shannon Keeny
The Social Committee plans and coordinates all the social events sponsored by the LPCA, including the annual yard sale, festival and holiday party.

Membership – Chaired by Caitlin Regan
The Membership Committee keeps track of all paid members of the LPCA and sells memberships at the general meetings. Cost is $5 PER PERSON. You must be a Locust Point resident, not just a property owner, to be eligible for membership. Please be advised that you are not eligible to vote for any motions unless you are a dues-paying member. Membership must be renewed annually.

Parks and Beautification – vacant
The Parks and Beautification Committee is responsible for planning and organizing beautification projects in Latrobe Park and around the neighborhood. Projects in the past have included bulb, tree and flower plantings in the park and corner planters along Fort Avenue.

Dog Park – vacant
The Dog Park committee is responsible for the overall cleaning and maintenance of the dog park and enforcing the park rules and etiquette. Members also organize frequent fundraisers, such as Yappy Hours at local bars and restaurants to cover maintenance costs for the park.

Trash and Recycling – vacant
The Recycling and Trash Committee is responsible for organizing neighborhood clean ups and educating neighbors about proper trash disposal and the city’s recycling program.

Safety – Chaired by Greg Sileo
The Safety Committee maintains an open dialogue with the Baltimore City Police Department and organizes the Citizens on Patrol walks. The COP walks in Locust Point are held the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. If you are having problems in your area with trash, drug activity, vandalism, etc., please contact the Safety Committee and the walkers will address your area on one of their upcoming walks. Better yet, please join the walkers to point out specific problems and address your issues directly with a police officer.

Elections and Nominations – vacant
The Elections and Nominations Committee only meets a few times a year prior to the Civic Association Elections to draw nominations for Board and Office Positions, and run the balloting and teller functions during the election.

By-laws – Not active
This committee is occasionally tasked with updating the by-laws of the Civic Association. The by-laws, which govern the organization and procedural functions of the Association, had not been updated in 20 years preceding the June 2006 revision. The committee works with a professional parliamentarian for guidance on revisions.