About Us

North Mayfair Improvement Association Mission Statement

The North Mayfair Improvement Association (NMIA) was founded in 1929:

  • to promote community improvement and civic welfare for all North Mayfair residents
  • to work for top quality schools, educational programs and opportunities for  community children
  • to make North Mayfair a better place in which to live.

NMIA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

NMIA Boundaries

East: Pulaski Road
West: Cicero Avenue
North: Bryn Mawr Avenue (south side)
South: Lawrence Avenue (south side)



NMIA is governed by the official bylaws. (download below)

NMIA Bylaws

The official by-laws which govern the North Mayfair Improvement Association


NMIA Officers

Jonathan Auchter

Webmaster & Secretary

Jim O’Reilly


I am a lifelong Chicago resident and have lived in North Mayfair since 2001.  My wife, Tracy and I have three boys, two attend public schools. I’ve worked in the non-profit sector my entire career and 15 years of experience in financial administration. I earned my BA in Political Science from Indiana University. At DePaul University, I completed a Masters in Public Service Management and certificates in Metropolitan Planning and Project Management. I received the Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Award from Public Allies Chicago and have been a long-time board member of Chicago Youth Centers’ Fellowship House in Bridgeport, serving as Board Chair for six years. I look forward to working with fellow board members, to build a conversation with residents and establish cooperative relationships with area businesses.

Nevin Hofing

Advertising Secretary

My wife Lauren and I have been residents of North Mayfair for 14 yrs. and have two children in attendance at Disney II Magnet School.  I grew up in Trenton, NJ and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Rider University.  Throughout college and for 30 years afterwards, I was in restaurant operations management both internationally and domestically for large corporate restaurant companies, which is what brought me to Chicago in 1996.  I currently work as a National Account Sales Manager for an international food packaging manufacturer as well as an active Flotilla Staff Officer in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and a BBQ Pitmaster who owns Blue Smoke BBQ Company and is a KCBS Certified BBQ Competition Judge.  I’m a Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls and rabid METS fan!

Marisa Goldberg


I started out on a farm in Indiana and moved to Chicago after graduating from Wittenberg University.  I love living here and am glad I ended up in North Mayfair. I feel blessed to have such wonderful neighbors and such a tight-knit community. My daughter attended Beaubien and Northside and is now at University of Chicago. I’ve had a long career as a meeting and tradeshow manager working in the non-profit and medical association industry. I enjoy exploring the city and am still overwhelmed by the many interesting things Chicago has to offer.  I’m also a bit of a music freak and enjoy discovering new bands. There are exciting things happening in North Mayfair and our surrounding communities. If we all work together and use our strengths to address neighborhood needs and ambitions, North Mayfair will continue to grow as a vibrant community.

Denice Barndt


This year North Mayfair has been my home for 22 years.  I moved to Chicago 35 years ago after graduating from Marquette university in Milwaukee.  When I moved here I lived in various lakefront neighborhoods.  We chose to become part of this community, North Mayfair because of its idilic location to the forest preserve, easy access to anywhere, parking in front of our house and the wonderful people we’d met. My goal as Membership secretary is to make sure our community knows all that North Mayfair has to offer and to bring neighbors together in shared interests.  If you’re interested in getting more involved in North Mayfair let us know. It’s a great place to live!!!


VP, Parks and Environment

This position is currently open. Please feel free to contact us at admin@northmayfair.org for more information.

Keith Bialoruski and Emilio Villatoro

VP, Community and Police Affairs


Life-long northsider and proud Chicagoan now living in this great neighborhood. I work in IT at real estate company and attended UIC and DePaul. I reside on Karlov with my beautiful wife and look forward to making many wonderful memories here. 

Lynn Burmeister

VP, Current Affairs

I have been a resident of North Mayfair for over 20 years. I grew up in Chicago, one neighborhood away, and attended St. Edward’s Elementary School, Good Counsel High School and North Park University. By day, I am the Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President for an Investment Advisory Firm and two mutual funds. By night, I am the chief cook, dog walker and conductor of all things that are Burmeister. Always, I am Matt and Lizzie’s mom and Larry’s wife – my three greatest accomplishments.

Tracy Shields-O’Reilly

Director of Media

Quotation forthcoming

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