The Abell Improvement Association is a civic association serving the
interests of the Abell community in Baltimore, Maryland.

About Us

The Abell Improvement Association (AIA) was incorporated in 1973 as the official neighborhood association for the Abell Community.

The purposes of the Association are to:

  • Foster the general welfare of all residents of our community
  • Maintain our community’s appearance, safety, and good order
  • Promote cultural, racial, and ethnic harmony
  • Foster a strong sense of neighborliness and community spirit
  • Represent the community’s interest to local and state government.

    (from current AIA Bylaws revised and approved January 2008)

The general membership of the AIA meets quarterly – usually during January, April, July or August, and October or November. The Executive Committee meets on the second Saturday of every month. Meetings are open to the public.

Click here for our Bylaws.

Officers for 2014

Bonnie Bessor
Vice President
Katie Flickinger

Andy Scott

Recording Secretary
Jo Ann Robinson
Corresponding Secretary

Linda Forlifer

Committees and Chairpersons

Membership/Welcome Joel Urbanowicz
Housing Susanne Riveles

Sindbad Finnimore


Shelley Treadway

Open Space Manager Haakon Maxwell
Parking and Transit
Michael Klima
Street Fair Haakon Maxwell and Joel Urbanowicz
CVCBDMA Reps Jim Anthony and Emil Volcheck

Click here for the minutes to the last Membership Meeting and the Executive Committee meetings.

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