Committees of OLCAA
Here is a brief description of the purpose and function of the committees of OLCAA. Membership is open to the community. Committee meetings are scheduled at the discretion of the chair. Contact the OLCAA Hotline or use the OLCAA Membership form to sign up!
Beautification Chair: Kelly McShain Tyree
Works with local businesses and residents to help beautify our neighborhood with cleaning and greening projects throughout the year.
Communications Chair: Andrea Mayo
The neighborhood vehicle for information. Informs residents on what is happening in the community either by print, email, website, or social media. The OLCAA newsletter is sent to all members three times per year.
Subcommittee: Public Relations
Crime, Safety, & Security Chair: Eric Brice
Works closely with residents and the 35th Police District to help combat illegal and safety issues in our community. Helped establish the East Oak Lane Neighborhood Watch.
Development Chair: Sharon Wilson
Undertakes projects to assist the physical, cultural, and progressive development of East Oak Lane in order to promote a vibrant neighborhood. Assists in the improvement of our business corridors, in concert with urban development.
Coordinates OLCAA-sponsored events and activities, whose purpose is to bring the community together and raise funds. Annual events include: the Blood, Coat, and Shoe Drive; Oak Lane Day Festival; SnowBall; and Members Only dinner.
In concert with all committees, raises funds for OLCAA. Assists in planning events and grant writing.
Housing & Zoning Chair: Freida Williams
Monitors and addresses issues involving land use, development, and urban planning in East Oak Lane. Interacts with Licenses and Inspections, the City Planning Commission, and Ninth Councilmanic District.
Membership Chair: Earlene Mitchell
Recruits new members. Maintains membership records.
Quality of Life Chair: Sandi Hollie
Promotes awareness, involvement, and connectivity among residents at the block level, as liaison between the OLCAA Board and the network of Block Captains. The goal is for each East Oak Lane citizen to take ownership of maintaining a positive quality of life throughout our community.