DCA Standing Committees


Chair of the Dickeyville Architectural Committee (DAC) –  Duncan Hodge 

Duncan Hodge

Duncan Hodge

Duncan Hodge moved to Dickeyville 2008, joined DAC 2011, appointed chair 2013. Objectives: to help residents meet Dickeyville and CHAP historic architectural guidelines. Qualifications: Farmer’s son, mechanical engineer, and handyman. Coordinated with DAC while building a new kitchen and extension in his home. Worked with CHAP and State tax credit office while managing restoration and preservation of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Contact Duncan via the Architectural Query Form.

This committee is responsible for the review and approval of any changes to the exterior of properties in Dickeyville. The committee helps residents comply with the guidelines of the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation the (CHAP).

For further details and application forms for home projects, please see the Architectural Matters page and the Village Blog’s architectural updates


Chair of the Archives Committee – Mike Blair

This committee is responsible for the research, discovery, collection, assembly and proper storage of all documents, photographs, and artifacts relating to the history of Dickeyville. The committee provides access to these materials for the community through scheduled exhibitions (e.g. July 4th weekend) and by appointment.


Chair of the Hospitality Committee – Mark Luce

Mark Luce

Mark Luce

Mark Luce has been a resident of Dickeyvile since 1996 and actively involved in organizing community events in conjuction with the DCA and DGC (garden club)and other individually sponsored events. I strongly value our tight knit community and have served on the Welcoming Committee for 2+ years. As new community members move in to our village, I seek to meet and greet them bringing information about the history, traditions and logistics as well as a few small gifts provided by the DCA. Our mission is to make new comers feel welcomed and integrated into our unique and active community.


Planning & Zoning

Chair of the Planning & Zoning Committee –  Peter Auchincloss

Peter Auchincloss

Peter Auchincloss

Peter Auchincloss (known affectionately as unofficial Mayor of Dickeyville) has lived in the village for nearly twenty years and has served as DCA Vice President, President and on it’s Board of Directors. Peter lives with his wife Lisa and daughter Gabrielle.  He utilizes his twelve years experience as Chairman of the Board of the Baltimore City Planning Commission to maintain oversight on potential area projects which may have quality of life impact on the Village.   You can reach Peter via email or cell (details in the Dickeyville Directory).


Public Works

Chair of the Public Works Committee –  Peter Auchincloss

See Peter’s biography above.  As Chair of the Public Works Committee for over eighteen years, Peter oversees area road resurfacing projects, snow removal coordination, potholes, street light issues, etc. and routinely interacts with Baltimore City DPW on water, sewer and stormwater related matters, among others.


Chair of the Maintenance Committee –  Peter Auchincloss

See Peter’s biography above. Peter chairs this committee, acting as a catalyst in the unlikely event of property maintenance issues, working with neighbors and Baltimore Housing to effectively resolve concerns that may potentially adversely impact village appearance and property values.  The committee chair is also the DCA liaison in working with the Dickeyville Garden Club on the maintenance of those common areas of Dickeyville not maintained by the City of Baltimore. The committee addresses complaints from concerned citizens regarding private property maintenance. Forms and specific procedures can be obtained on the Architectural Forms page, from the Dickeyville Directory, or from the committee chair.


Chair of the Security Committee –  Chris Wharton 

This committee works for a safer, more aware community by keeping residents informed of criminal activity in their area, recruiting block captains as well as cultivating strong community ties with the Baltimore City Police Department.  As a former Security Committee Chairman, Peter Auchincloss (bio above) also currently leads the consortium of community stakeholders from the Dickeyville/Franklintown area, working to reduce crime and improve quality of services, and life, at the Forest Park/Windsor Mill intersection, and beyond.


Co-chair of the Streams Committee –  Mitch Cyman

Mitch has been a resident of Dickeyville since 2012.  He currently serves on the Architectural committee and as a co-chairperson of the stream clean up committee.  The stream clean up is an organized group of neighborhood volunteers who collect trash from the Gwynn’s Falls watershed, within the Dickeyville community, several times a year.  The clean up serves as an environmental improvement to the Gwynn’s Falls and a neighborhood beautification effort, as many neighborhood events utilize the park area next to the dam.  Email Mitch if you would like to receive emails about upcoming clean up dates (email details in the Dickeyville Directory).

Co-chair of the Streams Committee –  John Crawford

Real Estate

Chair of the Real Estate Committee – Seely Foley

Town Crier

Co chairs of the Town Crier Communications Committee –  Phoebe Kogler Hayes & Sheridan Jones McCrae

Phoebe Kogler Hayes

Phoebe Kogler Hayes

Sheridan J McCrae

This committee is responsible for publishing and distributing The Town Crier at least one week in advance of DCA scheduled meetings. Each issue includes Minutes of previous Membership and Board Meeting, reports from committee chairs and announcements submitted by community and area residents and organizations.  The committee also oversees the update and maintenance of the DCA website and advises on effective communications processes for the DCA.


Further detail about responsibilities of each standing committee is available in the annual Dickeyville Directory given to village residents by the DCA.

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Last updated: October 8, 2017 at 10:20 am