Mount Washington is a beautiful blend of nature and city with grand houses
amongst modest homes. The Mount Washington Improvement Association is
dedicated to preserving and enhancing this eclectic yet cohesive blend of ways
To join the MWIA is to give strength to our collective voices in matters that
will have decades of lasting impact on our neighborhood and the surrounding
areas. Thanks to our many hundreds of members, the city respectfully listens
when the MWIA decides on a course of action. We have stopped development that
threatened to diminish the neighborhood, supported development that enhanced
it, and fought for communal enhancements such as parks and trails.
The MWIA began in 1885 and has a long history of working for and
reflecting the values of the neighborhood. It has thrived through the generous
support of our members. A wonderful benefit of being a member is our MWIA
member value card which promotes our local
businesses and saves you money. Joining is only $19 for new
members and $40 thereafter.
Residents’ support of the MWIA helps make Mount Washington a neighborhood where, year-in and year out, homes maintain and increase their values. Members’ dues are used to print the bimonthly newsletter, now published six times a year; support community events such as the Spirit of Mount Washington Parade; and help the neighborhood school. The Northwest Park and its playground owe much to the efforts of the MWIA, both present and past, working with our local politicians.
Indeed, a robust membership also helps the MWIA vigorously represent the neighborhood’s interests before city and state planners and politicians. Baltimore’s City Hall has called MWIA one of the most influential organizations of its kind in the City. With such issues as the allocation of gambling revenues, the City’s major zoning-plan upgrade, and road and traffic improvements, Mount Washington needs the kind of clout that only comes with strong Association membership and resident involvement.
October 2017 Updates, Baltimore Ceasefire, new
Vice President (Julie Tong) and Secretary (Danielle Shapiro)
Our site is organized as:
About details who is currently serving on the board and how to
get into contact with us. We also have a page dedicated to our
The Pimlico Redevelopment Task Force is a MWIA committee formed to gauge opinions both within our community and in surrounding communities about prospects for redevelopment at Pimlico.
Newsletters deserve their own page. Paper versions are
sent free to all residents of Mount Washington, but we also keep them
online. If you like to browse all of our electronic newsletters, please
check out our newsletter archive
Join MWIA! Whether you are many of our returning members or a
brand new member, you can pay dues either by mail or online and then receive
a MWIA value card which helps you save money while supporting our local
businesses. You can also be one of our many sponsors.
Zoning and Land Use If you need zoning support from the MWIA in an
improvement or development project, please review our process on this page.
Architectural Review Committee. Mount Washington is a historic district and it puts additional permit
requirements for doing exterior work. This is the committee responsible for the review process.