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.
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:
Gloria Cosey 2012 - Present
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
~ Sponsored RCA Christmas Tree Give-A-Way
~ 12 MLK Gateway Initiative Gardens along 100th Street from Michigan to Dauphin.