BHCA Meetings, Policies & Board Members

BHCA Meetings

BHCA meetings take place on the first Tuesday of the month, with no meetings in July or August. They’re held at Memorial Episcopal Church at the corner of Bolton and Lafayette Streets in upper Farnham Hall through the red door on Lafayette. Meetings start at 8 p.m. but come as early as 7:30 p.m. to socialize with neighbors and partake in refreshments provided by a volunteer or two. Check the BHCA calendar in case a meeting is rescheduled.

All are welcome to attend BHCA meetings. They are an opportunity for neighbors to gather; to learn about what’s happening around the neighborhood and greater Baltimore; to hear from public officials; and, for Board Members, to vote on matters affecting the neighborhood.

 

Policies

In representing Bolton Hill, BHCA Board Members may vote to express support or approval for plans, events, city council bills, development proposals, or other activities that affect the neighborhood. Development proposals must be reviewed by the BHCA zoning committee before being presented to Board Members.

Endorsements

BHCA does not endorse political campaigns or for-profit businesses. If another non-profit organization or group desires an endorsement by BHCA, board members must be thoroughly informed about what the endorsement entails before considering the request. See BHCA Standing Rule for Endorsement Requests.

Row house conversions

Bolton Hill contains a variety of housing stock, including single-family row homes, multi-family row houses, and apartment buildings. To maintain a neighborhood that can accommodate residents with different housing needs, BHCA does not support converting more single-family row homes to multi-family row houses with three or more dwelling units or adding dwelling units to existing multi-unit properties. See BHCA Resolution on Housing and Housing Stock.

Fiscal sponsorship

If members of the Bolton Hill community wish to raise money from individual contributions or grants for a project in the neighborhood that is consistent with BHCA’s mission, BHCA can hold the funds as a fiscal sponsor. See BHCA Fiscal Sponsor Policy.

 

BHCA Board Members

BHCA Board Members consist of seven (7) Officers and thirty (30) Directors elected by the BHCA membership at the annual meeting in May. The Directors may also include representatives of up to three institutional or corporate members of BHCA.

Officers

President Neal Friedlander pres@boltonhillmd.org
1st Vice-President Andrew Dupuy  
2nd Vice-President Amy Sheridan  
Past President David Nyweide  
Secretary Bill Hamilton secretary@boltonhillmd.org
Treasurer Chris Kingsley treasurer@boltonhillmd.org
Counsel Lisa Robinson  

Directors

Class of 2022

  • Dan Gilbert (MICA)
  • Steve Howard
  • John Kyle
  • Stephen Martin
  • Jim Prost
  • Lisa Savage Phillips
  • Bill Schmitz
  • Paul Seaton
  • Linda Stirling
  • Beth Ely Torres

Class of 2023

  • Amy Brown
  • Marjorie Forster
  • Bill Hamilton
  • Tom Hasler
  • Doug Kelso
  • Eean Logan
  • Amy Sheridan
  • Ben Smith
  • Marci Yankelov

Class of 2024

  • Robert Bunch
  • Kevin Cross
  • Barbara Francis
  • Florencia Gutierrez
  • Avendui Lacovara
  • Thecla Meyer
  • Stephen Ruckman
  • Roberta Schilling
  • David Scott
  • Yulia Suslova

 

Serving on the BHCA Board

Directors serve an initial term of three years. After three years, Directors are eligible for an additional term of three years. After two terms, they are not eligible for re-election for one year. Officers are elected for a term of one year. Officers are eligible for re-election for only one succeeding term, with the exception of the Treasurer and General Counsel, which do not have term limits.

BHCA strives for its Board Members to be representative of the neighborhood. Anyone who is a current dues-paying member of BHCA and lives within the neighborhood or represents an institution in the neighborhood is eligible to be a member of the board. The BHCA nominating committee presents a slate of ten (10) new Directors and Officers at the April monthly meeting, who are then elected at the annual meeting in May by majority vote of the BHCA members present. Nominations from the floor are welcome. Board vacancies may be filled throughout the year. To recommend Bolton Hill residents for the nominating committee’s consideration to serve on the Board or for more information, contact the current nominating committee chair at nominating@boltonhillmd.org.

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