The Mayfield Improvement Association’s goals are to “promote, maintain and develop the general welfare of the residents, property and improvements” of Mayfield. Specifically, the association’s job is to make sure that zoning and other Baltimore city laws affecting Mayfield are followed, and to ensure that Mayfield remains primarily a residential development.
Further, the Association is responsible for organizing such neighborhood events as the annual Mayfield Summer Block Party, Fall Fest, community yard sale, tour of homes, and holiday decoration contest. Annual membership dues are $20, ($10 for households headed by someone 62 or over) and are used to help finance community events, association meetings, the Mayfield News, and neighborhood improvements.
The Mayfield Improvement Association’s Board of Directors meets once a month. Officers are elected for a two-year term.
Board committees are: Zoning/Housing, Parks/Streams/Medians, Police & Community Relations, Welcoming, Nominating, Mayfield News, Social Activities, Communication & Distribution, and various ad-hoc committees. Each board member is expected to chair one to two committees. Volunteers for committees, projects and board participation are welcome.
Committees, Projects and Special Initiatives
NortheastCitizens on Patrol (NECOP): TBD
Housing/Zoning Regulations: Gary Rahman or Janelle Cousino
Newsletter Layout & Design: Marisa Schleter
Special Artwork & Design, Brochure: Nina Tou
Communications (Listserves, Newsletter etc.): Janelle Cousino
Summer Block Party: Stephanie Buttner
Mayfield Fall Fest: Gary Rahman
New Resident Reception: Bethanne Garcia
Mayfield Scholarship: Courtney Bartlett, Bethanne Garcia, JoAnn Trach Tongson
Traffic, Harford Road, Greening & Beautification: JoAnn Trach Tongson
Spring Fling: Courtney Bartlett, Sherry Insley, Marisa Schleter, Martha Anderson, Bethanne Garcia, & Sarah Koser
Children’s Activities: Mariglynn Edlins
Block Captains: Janelle Cousino and Angie Battaglia
Welcome Baskets: Dave Henry
Web Site: Brian Baughn
All committees are open to more volunteers. Send an email to to let the board know you are interested in helping.
Oct. 17 Vote on Bylaw Changes
The bylaws changes needed for us to apply to have Mayfield Improvement Association become a 501-c-3 organization were approved unanimously by the Board of Directors. They will be put to ratification at the General Membership meeting on October 17, 2013. The board approved bylaws amendments and two resolutions, along with the existing language of that section of the bylaws, are downloadable below so you can see how it fits the section. See the article in the printed Mayfield News for all the reasons why MIA should become a 501-c-3 non profit.