Welcome to the PHIA’s web site! We hope you find the site to be a useful tool for staying informed about local issues and PHIA events.
Although the PHIA has been in existence nearly 75 years and is one of the oldest and largest civic organization in northeast Baltimore County, people often ask: “What does the PHIA do?” To summarize, the PHIA is dedicated to ensuring that we all remain proud to call Perry Hall “home.”
The PHIA is a unique community organization. While some organizations focus almost exclusively on advocacy, events, or service projects, the PHIA is actively engaged in all three activities on a regular basis. The Perry Hall Improvement Association (PHIA) is the oldest and largest civic organization in northeastern Baltimore County, Maryland. Since Perry Hall is not incorporated, the PHIA is the dominant community-wide coalition in the area.
An early version of the PHIA operated during the Second World War, when Perry Hall residents organized a Health Committee to help veterans purchase wheelchairs, crutches, and other equipment. After the war ended, many of these leaders decided to create a permanent organization. The first meeting of the Perry Hall Improvement Association was held on July 31, 1945.
The Perry Hall Improvement Association is only as strong as its numbers. Please join us in making Perry Hall a great place to live, work, and play.
Become a member and participate in the PHIA. When we have more members, our collective voice is stronger when we advocate for the community, the events are more fun, and the service opportunities expand.
2020 Dorothy S. McMann Scholarship Winner
Every year the PHIA selects one Perry Hall High School senior to receive the Dorothy S. McMann Scholarship. The student selected must not only have excelled academically, they must have made a strong impact in the Perry Hall community by volunteering . This year we've proudly selected Mackenzie Click! Mackenzie has made a differnce in the lives of many Perry Hall residents as a mentor for Best Buddies, Athletes Serving Athletes, coaching youth lacrosse, tutoring students in the AVID program, along with working an unpaid internship at Active Life Physical Therapy. Congratulations to Mackenzie and her family!