It is the goal of the Central Baltimore Partnership to engage with everyone who wishes to partner with us in galvanizing the renaissance of Central Baltimore.  And we count most, if not all, of Central Baltimore’s neighborhood organizations, nonprofit agencies, community development corporations, major property owners, universities and foundations active in one of our neighborhoods as our Partners. But we’re always looking for new Partners. And you don’t have to be one of the types of aforementioned organizations. If you are interested in the renaissance of Central Baltimore, we are happy to have you aboard. Large or small, public, or private, if your organization’s work falls within our boundaries, we would be delighted to partner with you. So please contact us. Being headquartered in Central Baltimore is not a prerequisite. We also work with organizations that address the city as a whole, including the government of Baltimore City. We have had strong working relationships with every administration since we began in 2006. Specifically, Baltimore Mayors, in multiple administrations have committed city administration officials and key agencies to partner with the Central Baltimore Partnership.

For a complete list of partners, go to the bottom of the page.

We have more than 100 Partners

They include everyone from...

Small Businesses

To some of the biggest non-profits in Maryland

to state and local government

and everything in between

from community associations to radio stations

They have one thing in common

The desire to make Central Baltimore a better place

They create delicious meals

Build bright new buildings

Renovate Landmarks

Advocate for change

Hold arts festivals

Transform public spaces

Paint beautiful murals

and create the renaissance of Central Baltimore

Steering Comittee

The Central Baltimore Partnership Steering Committee is composed of a cross-section of Central Baltimore. Its members represent neighborhood associations, non-profit organizations, businesses, Baltimore City agencies, healthcare facilities/providers, and Central Baltimore universities. The Steering Committee serves as the Board of Directors for the organization and works to ensure the collective vision for Central Baltimore is carried out. 

Lauren Kelly-Washington, Greenmount West Community Association, Chair
Michael Pokorny, Cap Ex Advisory, Vice Chair and Treasurer

Standing Members
Sammy Hoi, Maryland Institute College of Art
David Bobart, University of Baltimore
Michael Huber, Johns Hopkins Office of Government and Community Affairs
City / State Government
Tonya Miller Hall, Office of the Mayor
Chris Ryer, Baltimore Department of Planning

Partner Organizations
Subira Brown, Urban Strategies, Inc.
Lucas Carlson, MD, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Neil Didriksen, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
Charlie Duff, Jubilee Baltimore
Liesje Gantler, Village Learning Place
Camille Kashaka, Motor House
Aleesha Manning, Cecil Elementary School
Michael Pokorny, Reinvestment Fund

Neighborhood Associations
Diana Emerson, President, Abell Improvement Association
Corey Jennings, President, Greater Remington Improvement Association
Linda Johnson, President, Greater Greenmount Community Association
Miller Roberts, III, President, Charles Village Community Association

Implementer / Expert
Tim Armbruster
Elaine Asal, Gensler; Chair, Station North Arts District Task Force
Jamyla Bennu, Oyin Handmade, exittheapple
Amy Bonitz, MCB Real Estate
Fred Lazarus
Salem Reiner, Cap Ex Advisory Group
Sheri Parks


We are committed to ensuring that the benefits of our work extend to the entire community, especially our most underserved residents. To make this happen, we engage the community using everything from surveys, to public meetings, to social media, to task forces. Then we collaborate with our Partners to act on shared priorities.


We are governed by a Steering Committee reflecting the diversity of our Partners and area. Our work is guide by two action plans created with broad community participation.— the 2012 Homewood Community Partners Initiative: Call to Action (commissioned by Johns Hopkins University), and the 2017 Front & Center: A 5-Year Equity Plan for Central Baltimore.


Our work includes: increasing access to health care, creating COVID-19 response initiatives, aid for community centers and youth service providers, transforming blight into community green spaces, helping local businesses improve buildings, and coordinating community participation in major projects, such as Penn Station redevelopment.

Central Baltimore Partnership Partners List