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

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 685 Marion ST NE, Salem OR 97301. See the calendar for specific dates. 

Calendar
Aug. 13
West Salem Library Closed for Renovation July 9 - August 20 West Salem Library
395 Glen Creek RD NW
Salem OR 97304
Aug. 21
Central Area Neighborhoood Development Organization CAN-DO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.First Christian Church
685 Marion ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Sep. 03
Labor Day
Sep. 18
Central Area Neighborhoood Development Organization CAN-DO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.First Christian Church
685 Marion ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Sep. 22
Open Streets Salem11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
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​Agendas and minutes

downtown-homeless-task-force-agenda-2018-08-01.pdf8/1/2018581 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-agenda-2018-07-17.pdf7/17/201840 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-agenda-2018-06-19.pdf6/19/201840 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-organization-minutes-2018-06-19.pdf6/19/2018121 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-agenda-2018-05-15.pdf5/15/201897 KB
central-area-neighborhood-development-organiztion-minutes-2018-05-15.pdf5/15/2018120 KB
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​Documents

Salem City Council CA-18-02 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice7/16/2018685 KB
HIS18-14 Hearing NoticeHearing Notice6/21/20184076 KB
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
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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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