Mt. Washington Improvement Association: Membership

The Mt. Washington Improvement Association (MWIA) is an all-volunteer organization that has been working to benefit our neighborhood since 1885. In addition to sponsoring and funding community events and opportunities, the MWIA works with officials at the city, state, and federal levels on issues ranging from the impact of development pressure, transportation, public safety, parks, schools, and zoning.

Current MWIA dues for calendar year 2015 are:

First time members$19
Renewing members$40
Sponsoring members$100

If $19 or $40 is beyond your budget please consider joining at whatever level you’re comfortable with. Your investment supports literally thousands of volunteer hours toward neighborhood causes every year. A stable, safe, and thriving neighborhood benefits all of us. Your support is vitally important to continue the work of the MWIA toward the preservation, betterment, development, and well-being of our community.

There are two ways to become a member of the MWIA.

  1. Simply mail a membership form, along with a check payable to MWIA, to:

    PO Box 10404
    Baltimore, MD 21209

    Click here for a downloadable MWIA membership form.

  2. Alternately, you can pay your MWIA dues right here online with any major credit or debit card, or a PayPal account. All payments are securely processed by PayPal.

    (Please note: PayPal offers a secure and efficient way to make your MWIA dues payment online. If you encounter any problems while submitting your dues payment through PayPal, you can return to this page and mail in a check and membership form instead.)

    Click here to continue with PayPal.

Either way, your support is important and appreciated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Am I a member? I get all of the mailings.

A: The MWIA sends newsletters and other communications to ALL Mt. Washington residents in the interest of keeping everyone informed. If you are not sure of your membership status, please email

Q: Can I deduct my dues from my taxes?

A: The MWIA is not a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We maintain a 501(c)(4) status that allows us to lobby on behalf of the neighborhood. Consequently, MWIA dues are not tax deductible.