Welcome to Berwyn District Civic Association (BDCA) Web Site

The mission of the BDCA is to preserve, protect and promote the qualities that make Berwyn a great neighborhood we are proud to call home. We support civic and community improvements and encourage efforts to advance the general welfare of Berwyn. In its activities, it shall be strictly non-partisan, non-political and non-sectarian.  It reserves the right, however, to advocate or oppose any legislation affecting the welfare of the Berwyn area.  Regular meetings of the BDCA are held on the third Thursday of each month in Fealy Hall (4902 Berwyn Road), except for the months of July and August.  The BDCA publishes a monthly newsletter and hosts community events such as the Berwyn Day Bonfire, movies in the park, and neighborhood clean-up events.  Check the "BDCA CALENDAR" for upcoming events.

Membership of the Association shall consist of citizens who reside in the Berwyn area of the City of College Park.  The BERWYN NEIGHBORHOOD is the area bounded on the east by the CSX railroad tracks, on the west by U.S. Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue), on the north by Maryland highway 193(University Boulevard) and on the south by the subdivision lines of Lakeland.   Members who have paid their ANNUAL DUES have the right to vote in the business of the BDCA.


Check out the BERWYN DISTRICT 1900 TO 2000 TIMELINE
Check out this recent WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE and this 2011 WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE about Berwyn.

Name Position Area(s) of Concentration
Bob Catlin Co-President President; Former College Park Councilmen; Real Estate & Local Zoning
Karyn Keating Co-President President and Former Corresponding Secretary
Timothy Triplett First Vice President Serves as Backup to the President and First Vice President, Maintains Website
Chad Stern Treasurer Manages BDCA Finances
Lily Fountain Director BDCA Director, Helps Out with Zoom Meetings
Kelly Jordan Director BDCA Director, Helps Organize BDCA Events
Jim Nealis Recording Secretary Director of Berwyn News Circulation & Recorder of the Minutes at the BDCA Meetings
Mary Najmi Social Committee Chair BDCA's Social Media Guru
Kyle Shohfi Co-Newsletter Editor Assembles and Edits the BDCA Newsletter
Emily Shohfi Co-Newsletter Editor Assembles and Edits the BDCA Newsletter

 For more information about the BDCA, send mail to or fill out the Contact Request Form

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