Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO)

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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 Kaser[email protected]Ward 1

About your neighborhood

Land use chair: Bruce Hoffman

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

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

Calendar
Apr. 06
Plant Trees in Salem!9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Bill Riegel Park
Apr. 16
Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization CAN-DO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.First Christian Church
685 Marion ST NE
Salem OR 97301
May 21
Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization CAN-DO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.First Christian Church
685 Marion ST NE
Salem OR 97301
May 27
Memorial Day Observance
Jun. 18
Central Area Neighborhood 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-organization-agenda-2019-03-19.pdf3/19/2019141 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-organization-agenda-2019-02-19.pdf2/19/2019141 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-organization-agenda-2019-01-15.pdf1/15/2019141 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-organization-2019-01-15.pdf1/15/2019225 KB
central-area-neighborhood-association-development-organization-agenda-2018-11-20.pdf11/20/201839 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-organization-minutes-2018-11-20.pdf11/20/2018148 KB
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​Documents

HIS19-05 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice3/21/20198818 KB
HIS18-23MOD1 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice3/21/20191050 KB
CA19-01 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice2/26/2019695 KB
HIS19-02 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice2/21/20191305 KB
HIS18-39 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice2/21/20192262 KB
HIS 18-28 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice1/17/20196145 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
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