About OIA

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.

OIA activities are dictated by volunteer committees, and we welcome any neighbor to get involved!

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 news emails 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 residential parking permit pick-ups, organizes neighborhood clean-ups and security walks, and supports neighborhood meetings, parties, and even gardening events.

To join OIA simply send your name and address to oakenshawe@oakenshawe.org, and if you’re able to send dues as well, please do so here.

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).

2022-2024 Officers:

  • Zach Gieske, President
  • Kenneth McFadden, Treasurer
  • John Hillegass, Secretary

For more information, please contact oakenshawe@oakenshawe.org.

Governance Documents

Certificate of Incorporation


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