Rosemoor Community Association, Inc.
Rosemoor Community Association, Inc.

About Rosemoor Community Association, Inc.

Our Mission


The residents of the community of Rosemoor have a vested interest in its schools, housing, businesses and churches. Our mission is to improve and expand the good in the assets of the Rosemoor community, to eradicate the negative elements that would endanger our legacy and to empower the residents to enhance the community. Our purpose is to promote the common good and general welfare of the property owners, residents and other interested in the community known as Rosemoor.


Our History

The organization Rosemoor Community Association, Inc. was founded in 1937 and incorporated on April 4, 1941 by Harry Elliot, Annabelle Peek and Palmer Magliocco. Edward Hughes was the Secretary of State of Illinois.

Presidents of Rosemoor Community Association:


Lolita Canady.                      2023 - Present
Gloria Cosey                          2012 - 2023

Marlene Paige (Emeritus)   2001- 2012

Samuel Payton                     1993 - 2001

Bettye Baker Houston         1983 - 1993

Nelson Grinnage                   1982 - 1983

Charles Jackson                   1980 - 1982

John Jenkins                         1977 - 1980

Frank Bryant (deceased)     1976 - 1977

Cleo H. Smith                         1975 - 1976

James Dawkins                     1972 - 1975

Frank Bryant (deceased)     1970 - 1972

John Heller                             1969 - 1970

Doug Kruger                           1967 - 1969


The boundaries extend from 100th to 107th Streets (north to south) and from Michigan to Cottage Grove Avenues (west to east). Rosemoor is made up of approximately 3,000 residents, 67 businesses, four elementary schools, and 30 churches. Rosemoor has 102 blocks, 13 streets and places, and 12 avenues.



Started the "Rosemoor Connection" newsletter

~  Sponsored Summer School Program for "at risk youth" at St.       John de la Salle (with a $10,000 grant from the State of Illinois)

~  Installed 12 banners outlining the Rosemoor perimeter

~  Sponsored business reception - introduced the city's SSA             program

~  Initiated the Business Person of the Year Award

~  Sponsored annual Rosemoor Community Fest through the           Mayor's Office of Special Events

~  Sponsored School Board Election Initiative, "Get Out the               Vote" (received $1,000 grant from Chicago Public                           Schools  for this local school council initiative) 

~  Created the permanent "Welcome to Rosemoor" structual sign       at the gateway to Rosemoor (100th & Michigan)

~  Initiated the RCA Youth Awards Ceremony to recognize                 outstanding eighth grade youth within the Rosemoor                     community

~  Prevented the further exploitation of gas stations, fast food,         and liquor stores into the community

~  Created the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial                               Bridge Initiative and completed Phase I with a                                 dedication ceremony on August 27, 2011. Official "Dr. Martin       Luther King Memorial Bridge" sign installed by IDOT                       on January 15, 2013

~  Created website displaying details of the organization and           upcoming community events

~  Started annual Police and Firefighters Appreciation event 

~  Host Annual RCA Christmas Tree Give-A-Way

~  12 MLK Gateway Initiative Gardens along 100th Street from         Michigan to Dauphin. 
~ Sponsored One Summer Youth Program

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