Jessup Improvement Association

Established in 1938,
The JIA is dedicated to improving the quality of life 
In the greater Jessup Area

Important Jessup InFoRmation


Jessup Improvement Association (JIA) is dedicated to improving quality of life in greater Jessup. The Association also acts as a liaison to our state and local officials and the surrounding community associations. The Association’s concerns cover a wide variety of issues including land use, zoning, traffic, schools, public facilities, recreation and youth programs and activities. All eligible persons are encouraged to join and provide input and ideas.



Membership in the Jessup Improvement Association is open to any resident or property owner over 18 years of age in the area bounded by Dorsey Road (Maryland Route 176) to the north, Ridge Road (Maryland Route 713) to the east (not including Fort Meade), MD Route 32 to the south and US Route 1 to the west, includes Anne Arundel and Howard Counties and the smaller communities of Hanover, Dorsey, Montevideo, Champion Forest, Georgetown, Dorchester, McCarron Estates, Holiday Mobile Estates, Ridgewood Estates and Ridgefield. Membership is also open to the families of any student attending Jessup Elementary School.
Annual dues are $10.00 for individuals.
You may register at any of the meetings or contact Susan Chandler 410-799-0391.

You may also print the Membership Sign Up form and mail it along with your fee.
As soon as your membership is processed you will receive your membership card.

JIA Meetings

JIA meetings are held in the Jessup Community Hall
located at the corner of Route 175 and Wigley Avenue

General Membership Meetings are held the 4th Monday of January, April, July and October.

The Board of Directors meets the 2nd Monday of the month or 3rd Monday, if a holiday.

A history of Jessup

History of Jessup

Much has been said about the name “Jessup” and how the village got the name. Many have questioned for years how the post office

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Roads & Highways

Roads & Highways In a similar fashion to the B&O Railroad, roads and highways played a significant role in the development of the Village of Jessup.…

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Communities of Jessup In the mid-1800s, Jessup extended over a larger area than today. For instance, old land records show part of what is now Fort…

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Jessup Community Hall Rental


A great Space for...

Wedding Receptions, Birthdays, Bridal & Baby Showers, Luncheons, Anniversaries, Family Reunions, Retirement Parties, Holiday Parties, Office Parties, & Fund-Raising Events


Event Space

The community hall is a climate controlled open customizable 30 ft by 100 ft space with the capacity to accommodate 125 people easily for dining, dancing, meetings, or training events.


Available Amenities

Full service commercial kitchen, a bar area with a commercial ice maker and a coat area. Tables (without linens) and chairs are also available for your use. The hall has ample parking.

Rental fees for the JIA hall start at $950 for 4 hours, with a required $300 deposit.
Rentals include 2 hours for set up and 2 hours for clean up*.

Events are require to be out no later then 10 PM.
The Hall holds up to 125 people and the rental includes  use of tables and chairs.

*If the hall does not pass a cleaning inspection, fines will be charged.
A cleaning service can be provided for an additional fee.



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