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Join the City Center Residents Association for a Spooktacular Halloween Tree Planting

When:  Saturday, October 31 at 10:00 am

Where: Corner of Howard & Saratoga Streets in Historic Downtown Baltimore

Calling all neighborhood volunteers!  Do you have a green thumb?  Like playing in the dirt?  If so, we need you!

The City of Baltimore has awarded a grant to the CCRA for a greening project right in our neighborhood!  This Saturday, in partnership with the Market Center Merchants Association and Green Fields Nursery & Landscaping, we will be planting trees and shrubs along Howard Street in the heart of Baltimore’s historic retail shopping district!  We need your help to do it!  

Take in the timeless beauty of the Hutzler Brothers Palace Building, the old Stewart’s Department Store, and many others Baltimore treasures, while making some new friends and pitching in to improve your community.

Tools, snacks, and water bottles will be provided for volunteers.  Just bring yourself and comfortable clothing that you wouldn’t mind getting a little dirty.  This event will be held rain or shine.  Email info@citycenterresidents.org with any questions.  

One more thing — costumes are encouraged for this Halloween-themed event, as we’ve told the local media that this will be an “in-costume” tree planting, and we are hoping they will pay us a visit. 

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we are capping this event at 10 volunteers, so please RSVP as soon as possible by clicking the link below. Masks will be required of all participants at all times. 

See you on Saturday! 

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The City Center Residents Association, Inc. is a non-political, non-partisan organization.

Join CCRA for a Virtual Forum Thursday October 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm with Bob Wallace, Independent Candidate for Mayor of Baltimore

It’s General Election Season, and CCRA Candidate Conversations are Back!  Join us this Fall for a Special Series of Virtual Meet-and-Greets with the General Election Candidates for Baltimore City Mayor!

Since the City Center candidates forum was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the candidates for Mayor of Baltimore have been asking what they can do to connect with the voters of City Center.  So, your City Center Residents Association is organizing a series of virtual meet-and-greets with the candidates.  

Our next guest is Bob Wallace, Independent Candidate for Mayor.  Join us for a “virtual” forum with Bob to discuss his vision for Baltimore and City Center in particular. 

When: Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom Meeting
How: Click the button below to RSVP, and we’ll send you a special link to join the forum.  

If you’d like to submit a question in advance of the forum, you can email it to us at citycenterresidents@gmail.com

Click HERE for updates and information on the 2020 election process from the Maryland State Board of Elections!

See you Thursday,
-CCRA Team

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The City Center Residents Association, Inc. is a non-political, non-partisan organization.

Join CCRA for a Virtual Forum Wednesday September 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm with Pastor Shannon Wright, Republican Candidate for Mayor

It’s General Election Season, and CCRA Candidate Conversations are Back!  Join us this Fall for a Special Series of Virtual Meet-and-Greets with the General Election Candidates for Baltimore City Mayor!

Since the City Center candidates forum was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the candidates for Mayor of Baltimore have been asking what they can do to connect with the voters of City Center.  So, your City Center Residents Association is organizing a series of virtual meet-and-greets with the candidates.  

Our next guest is Pastor Shannon Wright, Republican candidate for Mayor.  Join us for a “virtual” forum with Pastor Wright to discuss her vision for Baltimore and City Center in particular. 

When: Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00 pm
Where: Zoom Meeting
How: Click the button below to RSVP, and we’ll send you a special link to join the forum.  

If you’d like to submit a question in advance of the forum, you can email it to us at citycenterresidents@gmail.com

Click HERE for updates and information on the 2020 election process from the Maryland State Board of Elections!

See you Thursday,
-CCRA Team

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The City Center Residents Association, Inc. is a non-political, non-partisan organization.

Join CCRA for a Virtual Forum this Thursday August 13th, 2020 at 6:00 pm on the Status of the Baltimore Police Consent Decree!

We’ve all heard about the Consent Decree, but what is it?  How is it changing policing in Baltimore?  And what is the current status of reforms?

Join the City Center Residents Association this week for a virtual conversation with Stacey Johnson, Outreach & Media Coordinator with the Baltimore Police Department’s Consent Decree Implementation Unit. 

When: Thursday, August 13th at 6:00 pm
Where: Zoom Meeting
How: Click the button below to RSVP, and we’ll send you a special link to join the forum.  If you’d like to submit a question in advance of the forum, you can email it to us at info@citycenterresidents.org

See you Thursday,
-CCRA Team

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The City Center Residents Association, Inc. is a non-political, non-partisan organization.

Join the CCRA and Marian House 7/23/2020 7:00 PM for a Virtual Discussion on the Future of Baltimore’s Famous Woman’s Industrial Exchange Building

Baltimore’s City Center Residents Association and Marian House invite you to participate in a virtual forum discussion on the future of the famous Woman’s Industrial Exchange Building, located on Charles Street in City Center.  Marian House has recently acquired the property, and members of their team want to talk with you about what comes next!

When: Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00pm
Where: Via Zoom!  Click the link below to register!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  Capacity is limited to 100 participants, so we encourage you to join promptly at 7pm.  If you have any trouble logging in on Thursday evening, you can reach out to Psalms Rojas at projas@marianhouse.org or (626) 298-9865.

And for more information on the building, and the famous tearoom that it is best known for, check out this article from Retro Baltimore: https://retrobaltimore.tumblr.com/post/89178623854/remembering-the-womans-industrial-exchange

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Your Vote is Needed: Changes to CCRA Board and Related Matters

Dear Members of Baltimore’s City Center Resident Association,

We hope that you and your families are well during these difficult times.  Like many organizations across the globe, the CCRA has been challenged by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  Earlier this year, several members of the CCRA leadership team, including our President, Vice President, and Secretary, asked to step away from their roles.  The organization has adapted, and we are excited to announce that CCRA Directors Miji Bell and Brad Byrnes have been elected by the Board of Directors to serve as Vice President and Secretary, respectively, for the remainder of 2020. 

As for the role of President, the CCRA Board has voted to invite Bill King, the CCRA’s founder and past President, to serve as interim President of the association for the remainder of the year.  Our hope is that Bill’s presence will provide some stability as we refocus the CCRA’s mission in 2020 and work with our community partners to make the best of this new normal in Baltimore’s downtown core.  Bill has accepted our invitation and is eager to lend his time to the CCRA once again.  

Under the Bylaws of the CCRA, because Bill is no longer a current Director of the association, a membership vote is needed to (1) approve Bill to serve as a Director and interim President for the remainder of the year; and (2) amend the Bylaws to permit a person like Bill who works, but no longer lives, within the CCRA’s boundaries to serve as a Director and Officer of the CCRA.  The Board unanimously supports both measures and invites you to vote “Yes” on the measures by clicking the button below.  

We have done our best to continue to serve the residents, small businesses, and other stakeholders within the heart of downtown Baltimore during these trying times.  Thank you to those who joined us for our mayoral candidates forum via Zoom earlier this year.  Stay tuned to our website (www.citycenterresidents.org) for news and upcoming events.  We look forward to the CCRA’s next chapter!

Thank you, and please vote by clicking the button below,
-City Center Residents Association Board of Directors

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

City Center Bits & Bites Newsletter (February 2020)

Welcome to the first issue of City Center Bits & Bites, CCRA’s monthly e-newsletter. CCRA is proud of our growing efforts to build community, engage stakeholders and advocate for Baltimore’s fastest growing residential neighborhood – City Center!

2020 is shaping up to be a great year for our neighborhood, with many new developments planned or underway – including this week’s groundbreaking for the new Lexington Market — and an ever-increasing presence from the residents making City Center their home.

Be sure to open the attached newsletter and read on to see what CCRA has been up to and some of what we have planned for the first part of the new year.

Join CCRA Baltimore This Valentine’s Day and Feel the Love

This Valentine’s Day, show your love for the Heart of Baltimore and join the City Center Residents Association (CCRA).

Together we build community, engage stakeholders, advocate for residents and promote Baltimore’s City Center as a great place to live and work. Last year alone, CCRA organized over two dozen social, informational and service events including monthly happy hours, community clean-ups, our 3rd Annual Night at the Yard and the first Elected Officials Forum with legislators representing our neighborhood in Annapolis.

We are currently planning several exciting activities for 2020, including a mayoral candidates forum, special CCRA nights at arts & entertainment venuesdine-arounds at neighborhood restaurants and new community service projects — in addition to the always-fun CCRA Happy Hours!

CCRA members will also receive exclusive discounts at a variety of City Center businesses and cultural events including David & Dad’s Cafe, Everyman Theatre and Let’s Go Fitness. More to come so watch this space!

Join as a Resident
Join as a Business

Your support will ensure that, together, we’ll realize our vision of Baltimore’s City Center as a desirable, diverse and vibrant place to live and work.

Finally, spread the love! Like, follow and share us on FacebookInstagram (@bmore_ccra) & Twitter (@Bmore_CCRA) and use the hashtag #HeartofBaltimore.

CCRA Passion