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Join an Oakenshawe Committee

We need your help! The OIA Board is setting up a committee structure in 2023 to expand OIA’s capacity to support the neighborhood. OIA plans to create four committees including: (1) Membership & Communications, (2) Events, (3) University Outreach &

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About Us

A vibrant yet serene city neighborhood near Johns Hopkins University accessible to everything Baltimore offers. 1920’s townhouses with front porches and tree-shaded streets, Oakenshawe is an oasis in the midst of Baltimore.

Oakenshawe residents are an urbane and diverse group: young families, singles, empty nesters, retirees, long-time residents, and students. Children play in our streets and alleys on their bikes and scooters. Johns Hopkins students jog through on their way to Sherwood Gardens or the 32nd Street Farmers Market. Residents from surrounding neighborhoods enjoy walking their dogs through our leafy, cozy streets.

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.

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 organizes tree plantings and Dumpster Days, acts on neighborhood concerns, plans social events (e.g., Halloween Parade and Terrace Party), and maintains communication (social media site and email list).

Current Officers
2022 to 2024

President

Zach Gieske

Treasurer

Kenneth McFadden

Secretary

John Hillegass