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Park Maintenance and Programming

The Park Maintenance and Programming Committee oversees improvements to the park squares thanks to our supporters.

With the Committee’s leadership, the Conservancy pays for landscaping services in the squares each year, which are supplemented by the clean and green services provided by our partner Midtown Community Benefits District.

The Conservancy also contributed to the creation of an official dog park in order to reduce the negative impact of the heavy dog usage in the squares.

The Committee organizes a year-round schedule of popular free activities including yoga, movies, music and dance performances as well as children’s activities.

The Committee also reviews Baltimore City permit applications for park use.

For a list of our supporters >

Restoration

The Restoration Committee is composed of architects, and landscape and architectural historians. The committee managed the development of the Mount Vernon Place Restoration and Revitalization Master Plan by Olin Partnership in 2010-11, and shepherded its review through CHAP. From 2013 to 2015, the Committee prepared and executed the Conservancy’s award-winning restoration of the Washington Monument, which reopened on its bicentennial July 4, 2015.


The Washington Monument under restoration, 2014-15.

Development

To date, the Conservancy, led by its Development Committee, has raised over $10 million from public and private sources for the implementation of the Mount Vernon Place Master Plan and the ongoing operations of the Conservancy.

Phase I of the capital campaign raised funds for the restoration of the Washington Monument. MVPC’s Board of Directors launched the campaign with a collective contribution of $536,000. Government sources helped to leverage private contributions:  The City of Baltimore contributed $1,000,000, and the State of Maryland gave $3,000,000. See a list of major supporters >

Phase II of the Conservancy’s capital campaign, to restore Mount Vernon Place’s North and South Squares, will be launched in the near future.

Generous and caring supporters, together with the City of Baltimore, understand that a public-private partnership is the only realistic approach to restoring and maintaining this iconic Baltimore symbol for future generations.


The restored Washington Monument at night.

Membership

The Membership Committee is responsible for developing support from the community at the membership level.

Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Member of the Conservancy >

 

Finance

The Board Finance Committee oversees all of the Conservancy’s financial and transaction activity.

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