About West Lanham Hills
Four Score and several years ago
In 1941, a small community of 256 houses was built in a wooded area next to what was then called Defense Highway or Annapolis Road (Rt. 450). The first neighbors had no paved roads, sewers, gas lines or county maintenance, so they formed an association to work together to maintain and improve the neighborhood, The West Lanham Hills Citizens' Association. Over the next decades, neighbors worked hard to create benefits for all. In hopes of building a community center, they purchased several adjacent plots of land, which were later sold for public or commercial purposes, and the profits went into a fund which produces interest which we use to fund various activities and events for the benefit of the public. These may include community clean ups, family fun events, holiday craft workshops, back to school events, outdoor movie nights, educational or workforce training events, and more. The board and all helpers are volunteers. As a 501C4, we are tax exempt, but a membership organization, so adult residents (over 18) can join for $2 per year, and senior citizens are free. Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at the Park Building at 7 p.m. All are welcome!