East Lancaster Neighborhood Association (ELNA)


Established in 1979, the East Lancaster Neighborhood Association (ELNA) is one of the 18 recognized neighborhood associations in the city of Salem Oregon. ​ELNA’s boundaries include all annexed land within the city limits south of Center Street. This includes Greencrest and the property at the corner of State and Cordon Roads to Auburn Road. Everyone who lives, works, or owns property within the boundaries of the ELNA is a member. Whether you have a concern about issues in the neighborhood, or would like share your skills and ideas, ELNA is here to get you connected.

About your neighborhood

Co-chairs: Susann Kaltwasser ([email protected]) and Sue Fowler ([email protected])  

Land use chair: Susann Kaltwasser ([email protected])

Police district: 6

Parks: Royal Oaks Park, Weathers Park

Schools: Blanchet Catholic School, Salem Academy, Swegle Elementary

ELNA Neighborhood Plan413 KBMaster Plan2/14/2017
East Lancaster Neighborhood Association Bylaws25 KBDocument


Monthly meetings are held the first Thursday, 7 p.m. at Swegle Elementary, 1751 Aguilas CT NE, Salem OR 97305. See the calendar for specific dates.

If you want to speak at a neighborhood association meeting, contact the chair.

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Nov. 27
Thanksgiving - Some city offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Dec. 03
East Lancaster Neighborhood Association Meeting - ELNA7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Swegle Elementary
1751 Aguilas CT NE
Salem OR 97305

Regular Meeting

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Dec. 17
Community and Partners of East Salem (CaPES)11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Goodwill
3535 Lancaster DR NE
Salem OR 97301

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in North Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, call Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924. We meet every third Thursday of each month.

Phone: 503-315-8924

Dec. 25

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.


Upcoming planning hearings, land use hearings, and other notices that affect this neighborhood are listed below. You can also view land use applications in your neighborhood on the Salem Land Use Applications dashboard.

Salem Demographics
Code AmendmentHistoric Landmarks Commission8/20/2020Ward 1; Ward 2; Ward 3; Ward 4; Ward 5; Ward 6; Ward 7; Ward 8; Central Area; East Lancaster; Faye Wright; Grant; Highland; Lansing; Morningside; Northeast Neighbors; North East Salem; Northgate; North Lancaster; South Central; Southeast Mill Creek; South East Salem; South Gateway; Sunnyslope; Southwest Association of Neighbors; West Salem
Code AmendmentMulti-Family Housing Design ProjectCity Council1/27/2020Central Area; East Lancaster; Grant; Faye Wright; Highland; Lansing; Morningside; North East Salem; North Lancaster; Northeast Neighbors; Ward 1; Ward 2; Ward 3; Ward 4; Ward 5; Ward 6; Ward 7; Ward 8
1/27/2020 12:00 AMCity CouncilSE Corner of Kuebler Blvd & 36th Ave SE City Council1/27/2020East Lancaster; North East Salem; Northeast Neighbors
Annexation of Property1096 Hoffman Rd NE - 97301City Council11/25/2019East Lancaster; Ward 6
Comphrehensive Plan Change / Zone Change4696 Center St NE & 592 Hile Ln NESalem Planning Commission10/1/2019East Lancaster; Ward 6
Comprehensive Plan Change / Zone Change / Planning Unit Development / Subdivision / Class 2 Adjustment255 Cordon Rd NE, 4800-4900 Block of State StreetSalem Planning Commission9/17/2019Ward 6; East Lancaster

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Chris HoyCity Councilor for Ward 6Term expires December 31, 2022

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Irma DowdNeighborhood Services Coordinator