The mission of PPNA is to nurture diversity and empower residents to work together toward a healthy future for our neighborhood.
The PPNA seeks to cultivate our neighborhood's unique character in order to promote equitable development, maintain diversity, improve environmental assets, and make Patterson Park a fun, sustainable, and fulfilling place to live, work, and grow.
Our goals support our mission and are derived from expressed aspirations and priorities of residents.
PPNA goals are to:
Increase community spirit
Promote public safety
Encourage well-maintained homes, streets, and alleys
Foster commercial and residential investment
Preserve and enhance environmental assets
Build collaborative relations with other organizations and institutions
Strengthen organizational effectiveness
The Patterson Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA) was founded on the efforts of a concerned resident and city police officer, Arthur Bailey, in 1972. A homeowner on Kenwood Avenue, Bailey saw a need to organize a group of citizens who would address concerns in the neighborhood, support our youth, and support one another. Through collaborations with the Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Banner Neighborhoods, Patterson Park Community Development Association, and many other community-based organizations, residents of the Baltimore-Linwood Community Association (1986) chartered the organization as a 501c(3) in 1998, and changed the name to the Patterson Park Neighborhood Association in 2003.
Today, the Patterson Park neighborhood is an active and diverse community, situated on the north and east sides of Patterson Park, tucked conveniently between the waterfront of Canton and the East Baltimore campus of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, with over 155 acres of green space as our very own backyard. PPNA supports targeted efforts for many vibrant committees, including Beautification, Economic Development, Education, Friends of Library Square, Greening, Housing, Youth and Family Engagement, Safety, Social, and Transportation, with projects initiated and organized by compassionate neighbors who are dedicated to improving our community. The Patterson Park neighborhood is situated within City Council District 1 of Southeast Baltimore.
PPNA Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 844
Baltimore, MD 21203
Contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact members of the PPNA Board:
Vice Presidents represent the needs of neighbors in each Sector within the neighborhood boundaries:
VP Patterson Place,
VP North Sector,
VP East Sector,
VP South Sector,
VP West Sector,