North Mayfair Improvement Association

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015, is our next monthly meeting.
Join us at Gompers Park Fieldhouse (4222 W. Foster Avenue).
Meet & Greet begins at 6:45pm.
Meeting starts at 7pm.
We look forward to seeing you – all are welcome! 

Our featured speaker will be Bonnie Tawse, Consultant on the 606 Trail, working on Community Outreach and Public Programs. Bonnie has worked in environmental and arts programming and education for more than fifteen years. She coordinated the first-ever environmental programs for the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Prior to that she worked for the Chicago Park District – launching the citywide Nature Oasis program. Previously she was the coordinator of public programs and special events for the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. She is currently working for The Trust for Public Land, doing community engagement and program planning for The 606 and its Bloomingdale Trail. She holds an M.A. in English, Creative Writing from CU Boulder and her writing has appeared in publications such as TimeOut Chicago Kids and Chicago Parent.


About the 606 Trail

The 606 park and trail system is the signature project of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push to create 800 new parks, recreation areas and green spaces throughout Chicago over the next five years. This ambitious, new 2.7 mi park and trail system has the elevated Bloomingdale Trail as its centerpiece, connected to five ground-level parks as well as an observatory, wheel friendly event plaza, performance spaces, art installations and other amenities. Locally, the project will be an urban oasis for the 80,000 people, including 20,000 children, who live within a ten-minute walk. It is also planned as a citywide resource, a transportation alternative as well as a tourist attraction which is already garnering attention nationally and internationally. The Trust for Public Land is the lead private partner on the project, and is supporting the planning and implementation process in partnership with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District.


For more information about the 606 Trail, visit the website:

The Value of NMIA Membership

Neighbors Creating A Vibrant Neighborhood!

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What can you get for $10? Not much these days? Well, in North Mayfair, $10 goes a LONG way! How does this sound?
Neighborhood art. Sports team sponsorships. Nature walks. Parades. Movies in the Park. Social gatherings. School support. And more.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 spruce up Palmer’s landscape, help at Little Gompers Cleanup days, keep you informed on Facebook and create The Improver to keep everyone connected 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 this neighborhood great!


NMIA Plan of Action