2023 Year-End Association Report

The Association’s Board Members are actively involved with the following committees. The Association’s 2023 Year-End Report outlines actions taken by the board, committees, and volunteers on behalf of the community. If you would like to be involved with the Association, contact office@rrlraia.org.

Communications

The committee serves as a herald within the Ruxton-Riderwood-Lake Roland community by keeping our membership updated on the events occurring in and around our area and on the issues of interest affecting our community that arise throughout the year. We do this through our weekly E-News newsletter, Association website, and social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook.

Chair: Matt McGlone

Community Plan

Every ten years, the Association develops a community plan that identifies the priorities within the community for the next ten years and steps to either achieve or act on those priorities. The primary goal of the 2020 Ruxton Riderwood Lake Roland Area Community Plan is to help preserve and enhance the quality of life in our area communities. The plan has been developed to be an integral part of Baltimore County’s 2030 Master Plan as it relates to our community and will serve as an implementation guide for the Association’s Board, the Board’s sub-committee members, and a myriad of Baltimore County and the State of Maryland agencies and their staff. The plan was adopted on April 3rd, 2023, by the Baltimore County Council for incorporation into the Baltimore County 2030 Master Plan.

Chair: Executive Committee

Events

The committee coordinates Association-sponsored events, including, speaker series and educational lectures, community socials, Dumpster and Donation Day, Shredder Day, Annual Membership Meeting, and offsite Board retreats. The Events Committee works with other Association committees to help plan events that benefit the community. The committee can determine if virtual events, such as speakers or classes, would benefit members. If you are interested in volunteering or have ideas for speaker series, please contact office@rrlraia.org.

Chair: Kathleen Lane

Falls Road, Bare Hills, and Lake Roland

The committee promotes the goals and objectives outlined in the 2000, 2010, and 2020 Community Plans as they relate to these community areas.

Chair: Jeffrey Budnitz

Flooding

The committee, working collaboratively with the Baltimore County and State Government, advocates for actions to prevent flooding and the devastating impact of flooding on the community and the environment. Their focus is on the goals and action items in the 2020 Community Plan. These goals and actions were shared with the community and were developed with significant input from the community.

Chair: Jeffrey Budnitz

Membership

Membership dues fund all Association expenses. The committee coordinates the annual membership drive, sends Welcome Packets to new neighbors, and develops programs for our business patrons. Membership for 2023 was nearly 1,000 members, including 29 business patrons.

Chair: Jason Jones

Nominating and Governance

The committee creates an annual slate of board members and officers, interviews potential candidates, and presents a list of potential candidates to the Board when a vacancy occurs. The committee identifies areas of expertise needed on the board and collects and maintains Conflict of Interest forms from each board member and the Executive Administrator.

Chair: Jamie Cahn

Public Facilities, Enhancements, and Historic Preservation

The committee identifies and pursues community beautification and revitalization projects. This includes funding, monitoring the community for opportunities for improvement, as well as working with state and county agencies to enlist their assistance when needed. Some of this committee’s projects include Second Saturday Street & Stream Clean-ups, invasive vine removal workdays, and the development of preservation and education projects. The committee advocates for action to address traffic-related concerns, sidewalks, road and bridge improvements, and light rail issues.

Chair:  Catherine Dreese

Sewer

In collaboration with the Baltimore County Government, the committee advocates for sewer function improvements through the reduction of stormwater infiltration, the prevention of sewer overflows, and the impact overflows have on the community and the environment. The Sewer committee specifically focuses on the goals and action plan in the 2020 Community Plan. These goals and actions were shared with the community and were developed with significant input from the community.

Chair: Patty Mochel

Zoning, Code Enforcement, and Development

The committee monitors and coordinates efforts related to zoning issues, variances, special exceptions, and code enforcement issues and works directly with County officials. When material modifications to a residence require the Design Review Panel (DRP), the committee solicits neighborhood feedback and acts as a liaison between the residents, developers, builders, and the County’s DRP office. The committee continues to work on the goals and action items outlined in the 2020 Community Plan.

Chair: Jamie Cahn

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