North Mayfair Improvement Association

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The North Mayfair Improvement Association is a 501c3 community organization dedicated to representing the interests of North Mayfair, Chicago.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, is our next regularly scheduled monthly meeting at the Gompers Park Fieldhouse (4222 W. Foster Avenue). Meet & Greet begins at 6:45pm. Meeting starts at 7pm. Please join us – all are welcome! 

In April, our featured speaker is La Shawn Ray, Principal of Palmer Elementary School. Mr. Ray will update us on Palmer’s exciting achievement of Level I status (and what the means!) and how we as a community can support the school through volunteer efforts.
We’ll also discuss business development ideas for North Mayfair. Bring your ideas and dreams! A NMIA Biz Dev Committee is kicking into high gear and looking for members. If you’re interested, please come to the April meeting or contact Jim O’Reilly for more details. The committee will begin to analyze our Lawrence/Elston/Foster/Pulaski area to understand existing businesses, identify vacant properties and explore possible new businesses. The group will evaluate the interests and buying power of our existing/projected demographic to develop a master plan and case for marketing our area to new, resident-friendly business that offers walkable, interesting options for all who live here – and beyond!

The Value of NMIA Membership

Neighbors Creating A Vibrant Neighborhood!

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What can you get for $10? Two frappucinos? Three Happy Meals? One movie ticket? Such fleeting satisfaction!Well, in North Mayfair, $10 still buys you quite a lot. How does this sound? Neighborhood art. Sports team sponsorships. Nature walks. Parades. Movies in the Park. Social gatherings. School support. And more!It’s true. $10, the cost of membership in NMIA, goes a very long way.In 2014, members produced an unforgettable Fourth of July parade…transformed a viaduct with mural art…introduced neighbors to local restaurants like Ssyal, Hala Inn, Chicago Kalbi and others through the North Mayfair Supper Club…helped save 30 ash trees by supporting GPAC’s “Save the Ash Tree” effort…sponsored two GPAA baseball teams for boys and girls…helped bring two summer Movies in the Park events to Gompers Park…hosted monthly meetings about building a business district, the impact of O’Hare flight changes, flood control and more.

NMIA troops spruced up Palmer’s landscape, helped at Little Gompers Cleanup days,
produced community forums, created workshops to set priorities and dream and formed committees to make it all happen.

NMIA volunteers also keep Facebook lively with photos and news and create The Improver
to keep everyone informed and inspired.

If you’re still wondering what a $10 membership supports, it’s this in a nutshell: thousands of hours of voluntarism, a commitment to making North Mayfair the community of our dreams and a legacy of resident participation that started way back in 1929.

NMIA members are somewhere doing something good for
North Mayfair.Let’s make 2015 our best year yet!Join. Volunteer. Care.

Together, we make it great!