BHCA members choose Neal Friedlander, others to lead association

Bolton Hill Community Association members went back to the future this month, electing Neal Friedlander to lead the organization.  He held the presidency of Mt. Royal Improvement Association (MRIA), the community association’s previous manifestation, three decades earlier.

“It’s a very different but also similar world,” said Friedlander, a Bolton Hill resident since 1974.  A physician and chairman for 13 years of the Department of Medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Friedlander retired in 2019.  He serves as a staff member to Baltimore City Council member Eric Costello.  Friedlander chaired the committee that framed the recently adopted strategic plan to guide BHCA’s advocacy for the neighborhood in the coming years.

Other officers elected at the annual membership meeting held on Zoom were Andrew Dupuy, first vice president; Amy Sheridan, second VP; Chris Kingsley, treasurer; Bill Hamilton, secretary; and Lisa Robinson, counsel.  Past president David Nyweide and the new officers will serve as BHCA’s executive committee.

Eean Logan and Marci Yankelov were elected to board of directors terms that end in 2023.  Two vacancies remain in that cohort.  These members were chosen to serve board terms ending in 2024: Robert Bunch, Kevin Cross, Barbara Francis, Florencia Gutierrez, Avendui Lacovara, Thecla Meyer, Stephen Ruckman, Bobbi Schilling, David Scott and Yulia Suslova.  Francis and Gutierrez are new to the board.