The Charles North Community Association is an organization of active neighbors, residents, business owners, and property owners. Our goal as an association is to serve the common interests of our very diverse and vibrant community. For this reason, we want the voices of everyone who has interest in the life and future of this community to be heard.
We cordially invite you to become a member CNCA and take a leading role in how our community is shaped. To register, fill out a form below for either a residential or business membership. In 2020, Residents may join at no cost, but must still complete a registration form. Business members pay a yearly due of $30 and must also complete a registration form. CNCA meets bi-monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, usually at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
The CNCA Executive Committee meets monthly, except when there is a general meeting or as special meetings are called. Notices of the general meeting date, time and, place are sent to all members prior to the meeting. If you’re submitting a printable form, please include your email to receive information on meetings.
The CNCA is proud to represent such a wonderful and dynamic community. We hope you’ll join us in the goal of strengthening Charles North and building the neighborhood we can all be proud of.
If you are a new member, please complete both the application form and the dues. If you don’t know whether you have been a member before, please submit both the application form and the dues. If your membership information has changed in the past year, please submit both the application form and the dues. If you were a former member, please submit only the current dues.
–Principle of one person-one vote applies to all.
–Resident membership–those who reside within the geographic boundaries of Charles North as presented in the bylaws which can be found on the Charles North Community Association website at charlesnorth.org. A resident mailing address is required.
–Business membership–may be the owner of a property or of a business located within the geographic boundaries of Charles North as presented in the bylaws which can be found on the Charles North Community Association website at charlesnorth.org. While one person may own more than one business, still one person–one vote. While one person may own more than one property, still one person–one vote. While a business or a property may have more than one owner, still one person–one vote to represent that business or property. In no case may one person have more than one vote in CNCA. And in no case can one business or property have more than one vote in CNCA. However, a property and a business are not necessarily the same. Therefore, a property may contain several businesses and each of those businesses may have separate membership. But still, one business–one vote, to represent each business in a property.
In 2008, the Charles North Vision Plan was finalized and formally endorsed by Mayor Sheila Dixon, identifying a 30 year timetable to transform Charles North into “a regional crossroads of culture.”
Today, the Charles North neighborhood is at the center of a resurgent city and is a gateway for millions of people who enter Baltimore via Penn Station or the Jones Falls Expressway. The area is recognized as a hub for artists thanks to its proximity to Maryland Institute College of Arts, as well as a growing community of entrepreneurial businesses that imbue the neighborhood with its professional charm.