Volunteer Committee

We're a group of fun, reliable, and generally awesome CCA members who volunteer from time to time to help run events in the neighborhood as well as participate in various neighborhood beautification endeavors.

As opportunities arise—for examples, festivals, weekly Can Company summer events, Dog Park and O'Donnell Square clean-up efforts, etc.—the Volunteer Coordinator will send out emails asking who might be available to help out as needed. A CCA “Volunteer of the Year” is awarded each year to the individual that provided the most support throughout the year.
There are many neighbors who are already in the CCA Volunteer database and who have been a tremendous help, but we can always use more. If you would like to receive these emails or have more questions about what volunteering might entail, please send your full name, phone number, street address and email address to volunteer@cantoncommunity.org. The bigger the list of volunteers we have, the greater the chance the CCA has to bring fun events to the area, making Canton an ever better place to live!

Committee Chair: Amanda Bourgeois
Email: volunteer@cantoncommunity.org

Economic Development Committee

The Canton Community Association’s Economic Development Committee (the “EDC”) works with the Baltimore City Department of Planning to support reasonable, scalable development in Canton that is in compliance with its guidelines. The EDC also monitors and, when necessary, intervenes on behalf of the community with respect to pending liquor license transfers and renewals and applications for live entertainment and outdoor seating conditional use permits.

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Committee Chair: Douglas Kaufman
Committee Email Address: edc@cantoncommunity.org
Committee Meeting Schedule: Monthly

Second Monday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the CCA conference room on the 2nd floor of the Broom Factory Building, 3500 Boston Street.

Friends of Canton Dog Park

Friends of Canton Dog Park is an off leash fenced park with plenty of room for dogs to run, located at Toone and Clinton streets. Adult dogs must be neutered. The park is maintained by volunteers. Users are asked to clean up after their dogs and chip in on clean up days.

Committee Chair: Jayne Miller

O'Donnell Square Stewards

The Stewards conduct periodic clean-ups, upgrading of landscaping, and other beautification efforts for O’Donnell Square Park. We coordinate with the city for cleanups and events in the park.

Committee Members: James Hamilton, Amanda Bourgeois & Torbin Green
Meeting Schedule: Bi-Monthly
Email: volunteer@cantoncommunity.org, outreach@cantoncommunity.org


Education Committee

The purpose of the CCA Education Committee is to make the parents of children aware of the different educational options for their children in the neighborhood. Our hope is to have an annual "education fair"-type event where the leaders/administrators of the local schools/programs would come together to share the information on their schools. We believe there are many educational options in the neighborhood that new parents are not aware of.

Committee Chair: Adrienne Ekas-Mueting
Email: education@cantoncommunity.org

Transportation Committee

We help Canton residents improve their quality of life—namely, parking and getting to and from work and other areas. We also review "Multi-Modal Transportation Solutions," ideas that incorporate multiple methods of transportation to calm traffic patterns, alleviate congestion, and increase parking options.

The committee has attended many meetings over the last ten years in this endeavor, initiated either by us or former City Councilman Jim Kraft. We stay ahead of issues regarding parking; bus transit, such as the new TransitLink; new development, especially on Boston Street; the pros and cons of permit parking; Zip Cars; and other concerns. As a result of various meetings and initiatives and working with Councilman Kraft, the parking capacity of Canton has increased by 30%.

Committee Chair: Elliott Plack
Email: transportation@cantoncommunity.org

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee promotes the mission and activities of the CCA. We make sure that the neighborhood is informed and updated so everyone can get the most out of life in Canton. The committee oversees all communications from the CCA to neighbors, including emails, social media, flyers, brochures, and some sweet, sweet swag!

Committee Chairs: Valerie Kent and Sarah Quackenbush
Meeting Schedule: As needed
Email: marketing@cantoncommunity.org

Public Safety Committee
The CCA established the Public Safety Committee to develop short- and long-term initiatives to improve safety in our community, including emergency preparedness, fire/EMS, and crime.

The committee is always looking for volunteers who are committed to working with our neighbors and local authorities to identify, examine and address Canton’s public safety issues. 

Committee Chair: Joe Koehler
Meeting Schedule: Monthly

Second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of The Broom Factory Building, 3500 Boston St., #225. All current CCA members are welcome!
Email: publicsafety@cantoncommunity.org