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BWCO Zoom Meeting Minutes

Better Waverly Community Organization (BWCO) held a neighborhood meeting online during the snow storm Wednesday December 16, 2020, which was longtime board member Debra Evans 65th birthday, virtually recognized and celebrated. Attending were officers/directors Michelle & William Cannady, Sonja Merchant Jones, Joe Stewart, Sharon Neely & Debra Evans, joined by community member Jon Smeton, Greenmount Partners Matt Herman, Marva Williams from Baltimore City Department of Transportation, Matt Henry & Nicole Williams from Baltimore Police Department Northern District Neighborhood Collaboration Unit and newly sworn in Baltimore City 14th District Councilperson Odette Ramos.

Greenmount Partners owns a number of Waverly Main Street properties. Matt Herman provided a brief update on their status after being congratulated and thanked for the new Gaia mural he commissioned on his building at Old York and Greenmount. That space is being renovated for retail and co-working tenants. Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS) is coming to a new home on the east side of Greenmount close to Goodwill. A bookshop-cafe is coming to E. 32nd St. near Pete’s. Above 33rd Street on the west side of Greenmount is coming a Food Hall. Matt seeks tenants and owners who live locally who will provide goods and services for customers from nearby and surrounding neighborhoods. Matt Herman can be contacted at 443-681-9111 or <>.

BCDOT liaison Marva Williams noted that a request for traffic calming measures on E. 30th between Greenmount and Loch Raven was under review. She can be reached at <> or 443-615-3363.

BPDNCU officers Matt Henry & Nicole Williams addressed crime and safety and urged anyone with concerns to contact the Neighborhood Collaboration Unit supervisor, Sgt. Monica Veney: or 410-396-2455.

14th District Councilwoman Odette Ramos urged residents to contact her to receive her weekly online newsletter and town hall invitations: <>

A motion passed authorizing Better Waverly Mutual Aid to apply for a Johns Hopkins Neighborhood grant. 

A proposal by Better Waverly resident Jon Smeton for having a legislative committee will be discussed by the board with Jon sometime very soon. 

The board agreed to continue Zoom meetings in 2021. The next one will be 6pm Wednesday January 13, 2021. Notices will be posted on Better Waverly Next Door, BWCO webpage and BWCO Facebook page with links for joining. 


Will Cannady, BWCO Parliamentarian, invites you to the upcoming rescheduled 

Better Waverly Community Organization Zoom Meeting: 

6:00 pm, Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

Please note BWCO had to reschedule its originally planned 12/09/2020 zoom meeting as it would have conflicted with a special online event Odette Ramos just set up to host Mary Pat Clarke as the 14th District Baltimore City Councilperson changes. That event will offer an opportunity to hear from the outgoing councilwoman and to thank her for her many years of service. For details, please contact

Join BWCO Zoom Meeting, 6pm Wednesday December 16, 2020

Meeting ID: 694 415 1596

Passcode: Gt1Kdk