Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO)


The Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CAN-DO) is the downtown neighborhood association. Here you will find Salem’s Downtown Historic District, tree-lined streets, the Historic Elsinore Theater, shopping malls, and a variety of eateries. It also includes state offices, City Hall, Salem Hospital, and Oregon’s State Capitol.

If you live, work or own property in downtown Salem, you are a member of CANDO. To find out how you can be an active member in our neighborhood, attend a meeting or contact the chair.

​Your City Councilors

Cara Kaserckaser@cityofsalem.netWard 1

About your neighborhood

Police district: 7

Parks: Marion Square, Pringle Park & Community Hall, Riverfront, Waldo (one of the smallest park in the world), and portions of Minto-Brown Island Park

Schools: Willamette University


Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday, 6 p.m. at 685 Marion ST NE, Salem OR 97301. See the calendar for specific dates. 

May 28
Memorial Day Observance
Jun. 13
Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force #56:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Jun. 19
Central Area Neighborhoood Development Organization CAN-DO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.First Christian Church
685 Marion ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Jul. 04
Independence Day
Jul. 17
Central Area Neighborhoood Development Organization CAN-DO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.First Christian Church
685 Marion ST NE
Salem OR 97301

​Agendas and minutes

central-area-neighborhood-development-agenda-2018-05-15.pdf5/15/201897 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-annual-meeting-agenda-2018-04-17.pdf4/17/201899 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-organiztion-annual-meeting-minutes-2018-04-17.pdf4/17/2018112 KB
downtown-homeless-task-force-agenda-2018-04-04.pdf4/4/20181636 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-neighborhood-association-agenda-2018-03-20.pdf3/20/201898 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-organiztion-minutes-2018-03-20.pdf3/20/2018100 KB
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CU-ZC17-14 Rescheduled Appeal Hearing NoticeHearing Notice4/23/20181748 KB
HIS18-11 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice4/19/20181296 KB
CA18-02 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice4/3/2018719 KB
CU-ZC17-14 Appeal Hearing NoticeHearing Notice3/26/20181727 KB
HIS17-40MOD1 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice2/15/20185805 KB
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If you want to speak at a neighborhood association meeting, contact the chair.

Contact us

Neal KernChair
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Irma DowdNeighborhood Services Coordinator