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Overlea Community President’s Message

Dear Friends and Community of Overlea,

We have made it halfway through winter, and dare I say sunnier days are ahead. While this pre-spring funk can get the best of us, I hope you are finding joy to keep you warm. I first want to extend a heartfelt ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’ to all of our new residents. We have seen a tremendous number of home sales this last year! We are excited to connect with all of you and look forward to seeing you at one of our many community events. Be sure to check out our website (, our Facebook page (Overlea Community Association), and stop by any of our events (our community potluck is April 27th!) Our board has been hard at work continuing to advocate for sustainable growth of our neighborhood. Thank you to Martin Nibali for attending the District 6 budget town hall on behalf of the community association to support an additional playground, electric chargers, and greater use of the Fullerton Rec Center. We have also had conversations with Councilman Mike Ertel regarding the quality of our roads, code enforcement issues, and zoning changes that affect our neighborhood. The OCA will stand against any development of additional gas stations in our district. We want growth along the Belair Road corridor that is safe and in the best interest of the community. This includes changes make it safer to use, more business friendly and walkable.

We have so many fun activities planned this year, and cannot wait to get started. Our Farmer’s Market is in its 9th year! Starting June 8th and running every other weekend through October., we will celebrate seasonal produce with local food vendors and so much more. Join us in the parking lot of the Natural History Society of Maryland on Belair Road. Speaking of the NHS, have you seen the Mammoth yet?! The NHS has a woolly mammoth skeleton on public display for the first time in the state of Maryland! So cool that this gem is right in our very own neighborhood. Be sure to check their Facebook page for their event dates, including nature hikes, paint nights, bird watching and more!

Finally, I would like to thank everyone who has paid their dues for the 23-24 fiscal year. Because of your support, we are able to continue to hold these great events, work hard to beautify Belair Rd., and keep our neighbors informed on local changes that impact all of us. We could not do this without your support. If you have ever considered getting involved in your community, now is the time! We have many opportunities available, big and small. Please reach out!



Melissa Davis, OCA president

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