The ECA is a non-profit, member-based community association. We engage in activities that improve the quality of life in the Eastport Community and build relationships with our local officials.
Membership is open to homeowners and renters who reside in Eastport.
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There has been an increased incidence of theft and burglaries in Eastport, and the ECA would like to share ways to improve your sense of security and reduce crime. We need to work together with the Annapolis Police Department to combat crime. If you see something suspicious, call 410-268-4141 immediately. Click here to see what APD considers suspicious — both the obvious and the not so obvious.
From Annapolis Police Department
We believe the suspect(s) in the recent burglaries in Annapolis are knocking on doors to homes and when they don’t receive an answer, forcing open a front or rear door. Please call to report any people in your neighborhood that you believe are door-to-door solicitors or any people you feel are suspicious or out of place. Call 410-268-4141 24 hours a day, seven days a week to report this type of activity.
Neighborhood Watch Program
The City of Annapolis offers information about its Neighborhood Watch Program on its website. Robust participation in the program by the residents in Eastport creates a sense of community. It brings law enforcement and the citizens together to reduce crime by:
1) Reducing the risk of being a crime victim: Participants are taught how to take preventative measures that decrease the likelihood of becoming a crime victim.
2) Being better prepared to respond to a suspicious activity: Members are trained on how to report suspicious activities that are occurring and what the police need when a crime is being reported and why.
3) Greater access to criminal activity information: Members are informed of crime trends and patters so they will be better prepared to spot it in their neighborhood.
4) Neighborhood Watch sign posted in the neighborhood: Criminals know that an area with a Neighborhood Watch sign is not an easy target. This shows that the community has taken the necessary steps to deter crime and are probably being observed.
5) Knowing your neighbors: Neighborhood Watch promotes getting to know your neighbors and their regular patterns so that each of the members will be able to report any activity that doesn't fit with the regular schedules.
6) Reducing the fear of crime and making the neighborhood more livable: Neighborhood Watch can increase the number of arrests and convictions by serving as a network for law enforcement and the community to effectively communicate about criminal activity in the neighborhood.
7) Allowing other issues of community concern to be addressed: Other issues of community concern can be addressed, such as Fire Prevention, First Aid, and City Planning.
Daily Police Alert
APD puts out a daily alert about burglaries on its Facebook page and in an email. You can subscribe to receive the daily alert by email — its free.
Neighborhood Safety Council Meeting
The Annapolis Police Department hosts monthly meetings from 6:30 – 8 PM at Police Headquarters, 199 Taylor Ave. Consider attending the next meeting on Tuesday, October 13.
BG&E Meter Reader Scam
Be on the look out for imposter BG&E meter readers. They have been knocking on doors in Eastport . They are not employees of BG&E and are casing homes. Call the police and BG&E if they come by your home.
Report it: Report street lights out, sidewalks in need of repair, garbage & recycling issues, and more.
The September meeting of the Eastport Civic Association was held Thursday, September 17, at Eastport Elementary School. Highlights of the meeting include:
Would you like to be a part of ECA’s leadership team? Do you know of someone who might be interested? ECA is seeking regular members to fill five open positions on the 2016 – 2017 Board of Directors: President, Vice President, Treasurer and two board members.
Why serve? As a board member, you actively interact with ECA’s board and its members. You will become aware of, engaged in and influence issues facing Eastport. The board oversees committees that focus on membership, communication, safety, architecture & zoning, the environment, the Annual Home & Garden Tour and more. ECA’s board represents the interests of its members to the City. And there’s a great satisfaction that comes with your service.
ECA’s Board consists of nine members, including four officers. Board members serve 2-year terms; officers serve 1-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive years in any office. Board members are expected to actively participate in monthly board meetings, 5 general membership meetings, and support ECA’s initiatives.
If you are interested in serving on the ECA Board of Directors or if you know of someone you think might be interested, please send an email to Nominations@EastportCivic.org. The Nominations Committee can answer questions, provide information about what’s involved and will happily accept your expression of interest. Please reply at your earliest convenience.
With just over $10,000 raised so far, Eastport Elementary School (EES) still needs $9,000 to reach the $19,000 campaign goal to fully fund resource materials needed to support the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). EES is one of only seven Anne Arundel County Public (elementary) Schools that is a candidate for status as an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). These resources will bolster anticipated certification in the summer of 2016.
If you attended last Thursday’s ECA General Meeting, you heard EES principal Lynne Evans and IB Coordinator Mary Austin talk about the program and its benefits for the students. Funding is needed in two areas: 1) $5,000 for the school’s Media Center where French can be taught in the mother tongue of all students at Eastport and 2) $14,000 to provide each of 14 classrooms with 100 books to support the PYP. These media center and classroom resources will provide benefit for many years.
To make an online donation of any amount, click HERE. In the Donation Information section, be sure to designate "My School/My Program," then type in Eastport PYP. Donations of $1,000 or more will be recognized on a plaque in the library of Eastport Elementary School. If you have questions, contact Carol Ann McCurdy, Executive Director, 21st Century Foundation at 410-222-5829 or by email to email@example.com.
Donations will be made to the 21st Century Education Foundation, a non-profit organization, for the direct benefit of Eastport Elementary School.
Term: November 2015 to November 2016
If you are interested in serving on ECA’s board of directors or as an officer, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for information on what’s involved. It is beneficial if you have actively served on a committee – and its not too late to do that.